Dropped Object Prevention
Dropped Objects Guard
Dropped object prevention is critically important for worksite safety. Combat the world’s most common cause of workplace injuries.
Dropped Objects Safety Nets
The Safety Nets are safety devices that securely enclose overhead fixtures to prevent dropped and falling objects.
Self-Closing Safety gates
The self-closing double bar safety gate is designed to prevent falls from height.
The gravity closing gates close off elevated working area’s such as ladder or
The toe board is designed for easy installation and provides a low barrier for platforms. This will prevent tools and other equipment from tipping over the edge of the platform.
Fast deployable net barrier
The fast deployable net barrier can be carried and assembled by a single worker. The bright color and height of the barrier helps to visualize the borders of the dangerzone
Tool Tethers and Lanyards
The latest range of tools lanyards, belts, buckles, and bags are designed to complement our iconic tether ensuring workers at height now have a complete, safe and independently tested solution for the tethering and storage of hand tools.
Tethered tool kits
Complete with certified Tool@rrest tethers and lanyards provide a fully secure, tested and assured system to help eliminate dropped tools when working at height.
The harmonica barrier is easy and quick to deploy. It is lightweight and made of durable polyethylene. Folds to a compact size for easy storage.
Dropped object eliminating
Eliminating the potential for dropped object accidents is an important part of any safety program. And while everyone knows dropped objects are dangerous, what might not be as obvious is just how dangerous they can be. According to Dropped Object Prevention Scheme (DROPS), an object that weighs less than three pounds if dropped from a height of 30 feet can be fatal.
Dropped objects also known as falling materials
“Is any object with the potential to cause death, injury or equipment/environmental damage which falls from its previous static position under its own weight”.
How bad is the impact? – The drops calculator is a mathematical model used for determining the potential harm a dropped object can cause. It shows that even a small object falling from a high distance can have a weighty and lethal impact. Find the drops calculator on the www.preventdrops.com website.
Aside from the direct physical impact, secondary effects could range from minor injuries that require a simple medical treatment to traumatic fatalities; right down to environmental/equipment damages. Some of which may amount to huge court fines.
What are the risks? The risk of an object dropping exists in more places than has been acknowledged but it is particularly higher in work at height areas, mostly found in drilling, chemical production and construction activities. Specific examples include:
- Drilling/well rig platforms
- Areas below lifting operations
- Elevated work areas or platforms such as aerial work platform (AWP), elevating work platform (EWP), or mobile elevating work platform
- Work spaces where equipment is mounted overhead
- Temporary/portable equipment
- Pipe racks
- Forklift trucks
- Poor stacking of materials