Practical Tool Tethering

Practical Tool Tethering

( 3 hrs - Training Course)


Dropped tools and objects can often cause harm to people, damage to machinery and create costs associated with lost production time. For example a claw hammer dropped from 6 metres the equivalent of being dropped from the 2nd floor of a building and would most likely result in a fatal injury even if struck on the head whilst wearing a hard hat. In fact even a light-weight object dropped from a considerable height may turn out to be fatal. This practical tool tethering course will instuct delegates on how to retro-fit tool tethers to a variety of tools.

What are the objectives of the course?

This course is intended to give delegates a thorough understanding of the concepts of retro-fitting tethers on tools and a practical competence in making the appropriate selection. Identifying tethering solutions and the suitability across a range of tool for the scope of activities, including, work being done, along with specific tools and handle arrangements used. The course will provide the practical skills necessary to identify, select and competently retro-fit tool tethers to existing tools. We also try to inspire and motivate those who work with tools, or are responsible for those workers, to take the necessary steps to be safe using tools at height, and how to take preventative and appropriate actions to avoid the incidents of dropped tools.

Who is this course for?

This tool safety tethering course has been specifically designed for those people who actually fit tool tethers or are supervising those who fit tool tethers. This course would also benefit those whose jobs include specifying tool tether solutions. The course provides the practical guidance to retro-fit tool tethers to a range of tool handles and configurations competently, in order to prevent injury and loss time from accidental tool release at height to
personnel and co-workers. This is in line with the Working at Height Regulations 2005 'Falling Objects 10' (Para 1).

You're not alone

Our courses focus on the scope of activity, applications, restrictions, methods of work, tethering suitability, selection and appropriate use of tool tethers and lanyards. Therefore the training has direct association and adds real value in managing and controlling the issues. Whatever level of training, our goal is to make the course relevant and meaningful, so you don't forget and skill fade is reduced to a minimum.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the delegates will be competent to fit tethers to tools, with a good hands on practical knowledge covering but not limited to:

Course curriculum (Practical)

The practical allows the delegates to feel more confident in their abilities and gain a stronger competency. Each person gets to physically try and apply a wide range of tool tether safety solutions to a wide variety of hand tools covering most tool handle configurations. At this point we encourage identifying suitable tool securing methods for their specific items brought to the training for open discussion and appropriate selection with supervised support
and guidance.

Train at your location (or if required at Leading Edge facilities at Gosport Hampshire)

On-site training is the key to reducing disruption and minimising lost time for employers. It also allows Leading Edge to apply specific training and advice relative to your actual workplace. After successfully completing the course delegates will be issued with a Leading Edge photo ID card and certificate as proof of their competence
and certification.

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