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How to Work Safely at Height with Tools & Materials

Ste Smith 08/07/15

Being safe working at height isn't just about ensuring that you don't fall. It's also important to remember that any tools and materials being used have the potential to be very dangerous if dropped.

In the US, there were 263 fatalities from being struck by a falling object or equipment in 2010.

Several solutions are available to keep your tools secure.

Skaftray

Developed primarily to reduce the number of accidents as a direct result of dropped or falling objects, Skaftray is said to improve productivity and reduce the risk of repetitive stress injury by removing the constant need to bend over for tools and fittings, whilst also removing potential trip hazards.

Sizes range to fit mobile scaffold towers and podium steps of all makes and brands. The full range is available in our Hooks & Trays category.

Recognised as best practice by major UK construction companies, Skaftray recently won the Safety and Health Expo for Product Innovation (presented by the British Safety Industry Federation) and were also finalists in the Construction News Awards product Innovation Category.

Health and Safety Matters magazine recently did a write up on the Skaftray.

Skaftray

Tool Lanyards

Nailers provide a wide range of lanyards which tether tools to the user to help prevent injury and damage caused by dropped tools. Features include quick-release buckles for fast switching of tools and reenforced stretchable cords for a variety of conditions.

Nailers Lanyard

Attachable & Hang On Ladder Trays

More suitable for DIY use, ladder trays from Werner, Hailo and Zarges are perfect for keeping paint pots and screwdrivers safe whilst working on the outside of a house or building.

The Werner Lock In Accessories for the Werner Promaster Ladders come in various flavours including a utility bucket, job caddy for fixings and screws, job bucket for larger tools and individual tool lassos.

Hang on trays and bucket hooks are also available.

Werner Lock In Accessories

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