When Working Aloft, Change the Tool Not the Tether.

Gear Keeper's new Quick Connect tool tethers offer the safety and versatility of replacing one tool with another.

Ventura, Calif. To prevent injury, damage or loss as well as complying with OSHA regulations, all tools used aloft must be secured against accidental displacement. But when working aloft requires an assortment of tools, hanging multiple tethers from an employee or structure can create a potentially dangerous working environment.

Gear Keeper's new patented, Quick Connect tool tether permits the user to safely change out a tool in seconds saving valuable time on the job. When a tool is unplugged from the tether, the user simply selects the next tool to use, plugs it in and returns to work. The Quick Release component comes in an assortment of configurations including split ring, mini-lanyard straps, side release, bungee strap, snap clip and more.

"Change the tool not the tether," says John Salentine, Vice President and co-founder of Hammerhead Industries, manufacturer of Gear Keeper systems. "When you consider the difficulties of working aloft, safety comes first. Having a tangle of tethers doesn't make sense. Our unique QC system makes our tethers safer for your employees to use."

Gear Keeper tool and instrument tethers are also extremely versatile in other ways. Depending on the tool or the application, Gear Keeper tethers are available in both retractable and lanyard styles. They can be attached to the user's wrist, tool belt, shoulder strap or tool carrier. In the case of heavier tools or instruments the tethers can be anchored to the structure. In both situations, the extensive Gear Keeper line of over 3,000 tethering configurations offers users dozens of attachment methods including a variety of carabiners, rotating belt clips, velcro, shoulder straps, pin mounts and snap clips. The retractable devices also come in multiple forces to match the weight of the tool or instrument.

Built for heavy-duty industrial use with maximum breakage strength and durability, Gear Keeper tethers are even designed to survive extended salt water and chlorine exposure. The retractable tethers are virtually jam-free with a patented flushing system that self clears sand and other debris from the retractor mechanism. Long lasting and tough, with more than one million systems in use, the devices have a failure rate of less than .001 percent. The full line of Gear Keeper instrument tethers and accessories are available on the company's website at www.gearkeeper.com.