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Tower safety includes utilities, power distribution and telecommunication Towers

Working Conditions

Like workers in the wind industry, technicians climbing utility poles or communication towers reach great height.  Work in these segments is more regular than other markets and so technicians tend to be more seasoned in specific roles.  Like the wind market, limited barriers can be erected to prevent harm from a falling object. Unlike in wind where tower technicians often work in more remote areas onshore or atop towers offshore, utility and telecom tower technicians are likely to work above high trafficked areas and in high density population centers. 

Commonly Used Tools

To prevent needing to descend up to 200 ft. every time a new tool is needed, workers must carry a wide variety of tools with them as they ascend to where the work is done.  Tools are typically smaller and include drill/drivers, wrenches, screwdrivers, wire cutters, pliers, multi-meters and other tools used to install and maintain steel structures, electrical transmission lines, communication and electrical equipment.  Often the tools need to be electrically insulated making tool tethering challenging.

Work Productive and Safe

Toolmate SRTs and JobTackle TRTs allow workers to carry a wide array of tools to height safely.  Whether it’s their Drill-Driver tethered using a Toolmate 5 lb. SRT or their mobile phone secured with a KEY-BAK Pro Phone Tether for Otterbox, we help keep workers productive at height while preventing harm to people below.  KEY-BAK Professional is dedicated to producing retractable tethers that help reduce the risk of harm to the worker due to catching, tangling or otherwise fouling on towers of any kind.