Pure Safety Group introduces stronghold quick-switch system

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Pure Safety Group (PSG) recently launched the Stronghold® Quick-Switch® Tool Tether System for the prevention of dropped objects during work at height. The system is based on the proprietary Quick-Switch design, the only technology that allows workers to switch tools from one connection point to another in a single motion to provide a level of dropped objects safety unmatched in the industry.

The Quick-Switch system keeps tools connected at all times, including when they are transferred or handed off. With Quick-Switch, tools can be carried, managed, and used at height while protecting people and property below. The Quick-Switch system gives workers the flexibility to use multiple tools at their work areas and switch tools, all while keeping them connected through a patented combination of keys, links, and anchors. Keys allow the use and manipulation of the tools. Links are the mechanism that allows the switching of locations of tools. Anchors are the points that support the tool in the event of a drop.

The Quick-Switch system keeps tools connected at all times, including when they are transferred or handed off. (Courtesy: PSG)

The Quick-Switch system components include:

  • Quick-Switch Starter Pack that includes everything needed to get started with the Quick-Switch system: four Quick-Switch Links, one Quick-Switch Bungee Tether, and one Quick-Switch Wrist Cuff.
  • Quick-Switch Link and Dock: Links are paired with tools and are the mechanism that makes Quick-Switch the only tethering system in the world that allows movement of tools from one place to another without ever having to be untied. Each link comes with its own dock.
  • Quick-Switch Wrist Cuff.
  • Quick-Switch Bungee Tether, for tethering tools to a belt or fixed structure.
  • Quick-Switch Retracting Tether for retractable applications.
  • Quick-Switch Apron for use over handrails and railings.
  • Quick-Switch Rotating Dock: the anchor point for the Quick-Switch system that can be used on pouches and tool pockets.
  • Quick-Switch Tethered Tool Bucket and Bolt Bag and Tool Holder to contain anchors.

“According to the National Safety Council, every 10 minutes someone is injured because of a dropped tool,” said Matt Moreau, product manager, dropped objects and foreign material exclusion (FME). “Until now, there was no way to transfer tools, hands-free, and maintain 100 percent tie-off.”

Moreau notes that the Quick-Switch products meet the latest OSHA and ANSI standards for drops prevention.

The new Quick-Switch system is the first product launch for PSG’s newly branded Stronghold family of dropped objects prevention line. Stronghold is the brand that evolved from Ty-Flot, which was the company PSG acquired in 2018. Stronghold is one of three PSG brands that also includes Guardian® Fall Protection and Checkmate®, both fall protection product brands. Products from all three brands are increasingly available throughout the world, as part of PSG’s recent global expansion.

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