How To: Tool Tethering

How To: Tool Tethering

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Keep your tools safe and secure with our simple three-step guide on how to tether them.



Also keep in mind some of our Tool Safety tips below:

  • Choose the Right Lanyard: Select lanyards that are appropriate for the weight and size of your tools. Ensure they are strong and durable enough to withstand the conditions of your worksite.

  • Inspect Regularly: Before each use, inspect the lanyard for any signs of wear, fraying, or damage. Replace any worn or damaged lanyards immediately to prevent accidents.

  • Secure Connection: Ensure that the lanyard is securely attached to both the tool and the anchor point on your person or the worksite structure. Double-check the connection to avoid any potential for the tool to become loose.

  • Avoid Overhead Hazards: Be mindful of overhead hazards when tethering tools. Make sure the lanyard's length is appropriate to prevent tools from swinging into other workers, equipment, or fragile objects below.

  • Train Your Team: Provide thorough training to all workers on the proper use of tool lanyards and tethering techniques. Emphasize the importance of using lanyards correctly to prevent dropped tools and potential injuries.

  • Secure Unused Tools: When not in use, secure tools in designated tool belts, pouches, or storage areas to prevent accidental drops. Implement a "no tool left behind" policy to encourage accountability and safety awareness.

  • Communication: Establish clear communication protocols among workers when working with tethered tools. Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities regarding tool safety and tethering procedures.

  • Regular Review: Periodically review and assess your tool tethering practices to identify any areas for improvement. Solicit feedback from workers and update procedures as needed to enhance safety on the worksite.


Stay tuned for more valuable safety insights from BearTOOLS. For a closer look at our range of Tool Lanyards, click here. Let's keep safety at the forefront of every task.

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