Tool Belts

Tool Belts (Fixed Belt Anchor)
Tool Belts (Fixed Belt Anchor)
Tool Belts PRO-Anchor (Belt Buckle)
Tool Belts PRO-Anchor (Belt Buckle)
Tool Belts Pro-Anchor (Velcro)
Tool Belts Pro-Anchor
Tool Belts Jumbo Anchor (Velcro)
Tool Belts Jumbo Anchor (Velcro)
Tool Belts PRO-Anchor (Fixed Belt Loop)
Tool Belts PRO-Anchor
(Fixed Belt Loop)
Tool Belts (theBlade)
The Blade
Tool Belts (theBlade) Back Support Pad
Back Support Pad

Tool Belts for Working at Height

Tool belts are thought of by most people that simply a leather belt worn around the waist to whi§ch workers attach tool bags, clips, and other accessories. And while that's true in a general sense, a tool belt in a work at height environment is a completely different animal. It must provide all of the functionality of a standard tool belt along with some extra features to make it safe for working at height. It also must be rated to handle a specific amount of load in order to be safe.

The best designed tool belts for working at height will be made of flexible materials that allow them fit snugly to the waist of the wearer. Standard leather belts are not suitable for work at height environments because of their tendency to be worn too loosely. A loose-fitting belt can get caught on scaffolding or other pieces of equipment, thus presenting a danger to workers or people standing below. A good work at height tool belt eliminates loose fit without compromising worker comfort.

A good tool belt also offers the option of an added back support feature. By attaching a back pad to the belt it allows the worker to carry heavier loads without unnecessary back strain and weariness throughout the day. With the proper use of a back support system workers find they are comfortable much longer and don't experience back fade as they get closer to the end of their day. Of course, any back support system you use should not interfere with the proper functioning of the tool belt. If possible, you should get a support that's been specifically designed to be used with a belt you've chosen.

Removable Anchors

A tool belt for working at height should also be usable with fixed tool anchors. Sometimes these anchors will simply be a webbing strap with a loop through which you slide the tool belt. With this type of construction you can attach the maximum number of anchors without interfering with the fit of the belt. Other times, anchors are affixed through an adjustable Velcro strap that runs behind the belt and the attaches at the front. These anchors our removable or adjustable simply by loosening the Velcro straps.

Belt Buckle Anchors

For workers who need to be able to attach and detach anchors quickly and efficiently, the belt anchor is ideal. This type of anchor slips around the tool belt and closes using a simple, but durable, plastic belt buckle. With one hand a worker can unhook the buckle, remove the anchor, and replace it with another one. It is a very efficient system yet one that is not compromised in terms of safety or strength. These types of anchors also work well with safety harnesses. The triple action buckle fastening method provides a visual locked 'position' and audible clear 'snap' when closed appropriately to eliminate operator miss-attachment.

Regardless of the combination of belt and anchors, always be sure the items you choose are properly rated for your industry and type of work. With the proper belts and anchors your workers will remain safe and you will reduce the risk of tool drops which can potentially harm those on the ground.

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