3M Fall Protection for Tools Sample Pack

The ISEA/ANSI 121 Dropped Objects Prevention Standard outlines the safety standards and requirements for testing at-height tool tethering equipment in order to increase safety. This doesn't mean that there will be a requirement for tethering. However, in the future, it may be standardized across different industries.

3M has developed a wide range of excellent tools for drop prevention and we helped select a wide variety to showcase in the 3M Fall Protection for Tools Sample Pack. Buy a Tower Climbing Kit and receive the 3M Fall Protection Sample Pack for FREE for a limited time. The sample kit includes 9 pieces of awesome gear from 3M.

This kit includes:

Watch our video outlining the kit and scroll further for descriptions of different drop prevention issues and solutions.

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Tool Tethers


Tool tethers have been around for quite a few years. However, traditionally they were referred to as tool lanyards. The industry has adopted the name tool tethers to prevent confusion between tool drop prevention equipment and shock absorbing lanyards. Tool tethers, like most equipment in the at-height industry, come in a range of shapes and sizes.

How They Work


Dropped objects are still a huge cause of injury and death in the United States. Tool tethers are designed to help prevent those casualties and also prevent lost productivity and damaged equipment.

Tool tethers have a range of connections points and a variety of different weight capacities ranging from 1 to 15 pounds. The weight capacity is based on the weight of the tool.

If you need a tool tether with a larger capacity click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

Connecting the tool tether to the tool itself can be done in a few different ways. If the tool has a tether connection built-in, then you are good to go. Simply attach the connection point of the tether to the tool and you’re in business. If you find yourself in a situation where the tool does not have a tether point, there are solutions available. Some options include:

Self-Adhering Tape – This is a tape that has been designed to adhere to a connection point to your tool.

Tool Collars – These are components that help retrofit a range of tools with a connection point without hindering the ability to use the handle of the tool.

Tool tethers come in a range of lengths that not only provide easier use when working but also provide added force reduction in the event of a drop. Another option, if you need to be able to adjust the length, is to use a retractable tether. Think of retractable tethers as mini SRLs for your tools. It functions in much the same way.

**The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

Looking for more information about tool tethers? Click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

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Gear Up with Gear Experts Podcast Episode 9 - Tool Tethering

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