Ventura, Calif.—Apart from the inconvenience of having to interrupt work to retrieve or replace a dropped tool, there is an extraordinarily serious risk of injury or damage. Think about this; a one-pound tool falling just 30 feet will hit the ground in less than 2 seconds. It is a site safety issue. Even a screwdriver that hits someone after being dropped just ten feet is going to cause serious injury. Most of these accidents could have been prevented with the use of a properly mated lanyard and tool.
The modularity of the Gear Keeper retractable lanyard system offers the flexibility to correctly and specifically match the tool, worker and application. Conversely, a poorly matched “off-the-shelf” lanyard can actually become a safety hazard. The challenge to the safety engineer is to provide a lanyard that is both friendly to the user and appropriate for the work environment.
The Gear Keeper Retractor is at the core of an extensive product line utilizing four different retractors from light to heavy duty. Each of the retractor mechanisms is engineered for retraction forces that are balanced for the weight of the tool being used. The result is effortless extension and retraction without arm strain or harmful “snap-back.” An employee CAN use the tool and then let it go as it safely returns to Gear Keeper’s secure tool position.
The Gear Keeper Modular Retractable Lanyard Systems allow users to fine tune lanyards for their own specific needs. Originally engineered for underwater use, the Gear Keeper Retractor is a rugged, tool attachment system. It is designed to utilize and protect tools, even in severe environments, with maximum break strength and durability.
The modular system has an impressive array of benefits and features including; lanyard lengths from 28 to 42 inches, patented self-flushing system (that clears sand and debris), salt-water proof, withstands high-temperature environments, keeps tools close to the body thereby avoiding potential entanglement issues and a ratcheting gear that minimizes lanyard length and arm strain. There is also a large array of mounting options for attaching the lanyard to the user including a 360 degree Rotating Belt Clip Mount, Threaded Stud Mount, Heavy Duty Snap Clip Mount, Velcro Strap Mount and Epaulet Mount.
The patented Quick Connect (Q/C and Q/C-II) tool attachment systems offers secure, fast and easy connection / disconnection of tools. Another significant feature of the Q/C systems is the ability to change out and use many tools with one lanyard. By fitting additional male connectors to all tools being used you can merely unclick one tool and attach another.
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