Tethering of tools is a way of preventing them from falling or being dropped during use. Tool tethering is attaching the tools used to the person using them, or for heavier tools, then they are tethered to a fixed anchor point. It is a simple and very effective way to prevent injuries and fatalities.

tools at height continue to be a major cause of workplace injuries and fatalities. Dropped objects are basically a killer on the loose.

Often companies take measures to reduce the damage caused by falling objects rather that preventing them from falling in the first place, which is the wrong approach.

This toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces with work at height and where ladders and similar is used.

If you are considering our tool tethering toolbox talk, our Work at Height Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Tool Tethering Toolbox Talk

Our tool tethering toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: An introduction to what tool tethering is and why it is important.
  • The Hazards: The hazards related to a falling tool or one dropped when working at height.
  • Control Measures: The control measures to prevent a falling tool or one being dropped while working at height.
  • The Law: The regulation related to securing tools when working at height.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our Tool Tethering Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.