I set down on a path to learn more about industrial at-height and fall prevention safety gear, and took a detour upon learning about Ergodyne’s tool tether system.
Several brands already offer a full selection of tool tether gear, and Milwaukee has a whole new system of their own on the way.
What caught my attention of Ergodyne’s was their attachment system for retrofitting tools that might not have convenient attachment points already built in. Their attachment system can be permanent, or temporary, as their intro video shows.
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They have a self-adhesive tape, and also a version that is applied with the help of a heat gun. They offer different attachments depending on the tool, and also have a slew of tether options.
The first photo, at the top of the post, shows a starter kit (currently $60 at Amazon), that can be used to fit up to 6 tools that weigh up to 2 lbs each.
They also offer different tool tethers. One of their promo videos shows the impact to your body when dropping an 8-lb tool 3 feet. Competing tool tethers led to a 150 lb force – or more – while the Ergodyne tool tether only transmitted a ~46 lb force.
I’m going to dig deeper, but I also want to know about your experiences with this brand. Have you used Ergodyne’s tool tethers, or any of their drop protection accessories?
Do you favor a different brand?
Here are some of the videos I found helpful: