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Fall protection for tools

Because protecting workers is more than just keeping them from falling.

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Dropped objects can have devastating consequences for workers and companies. Each year in Canada there are over 27,000 reported injuries and more than 30 fatalities caused by falling objects. 3M Fall Protection for Tools helps make worksites safer and more productive by reducing falling object incidents that can result in personal injury, equipment damage and tool loss. Our dropped object prevention solutions are third-party tested in the harshest possible conditions and include tool lanyards, tool holsters​, attachment points, and other drop-prevention products​​.

Featured tool protection products

  • Quick-wrap tape

    Use with our D-rings to create instant attachment points on tools.

  • Hard hat coil tether

    1.8 kg (4 lb) load rating allows you to confidently add hearing protection or a face shield to your hard hat.


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Types of fall protection for tools

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  • Attachment points

    • Tether virtually any tool in a matter of seconds without defacing or structurally modifying tools
    • For tools weighing up to 2.3kg (5lbs) or 0.9kg (2lbs) depending on the D-ring
  • Tool lanyards

    • Suitable for virtually any tool weighing up to 36 kg (80 lbs)
  • Tool holsters

    • Can be used with popular hand tools like pliers and wrenches,
    • Specialized holsters allow you to easily tie off tools like cordless drills, tape measures, radios, and even bottles
  • Tool belts

    • Choose a tool belt that’s compatible with a wide selection of tool belt holsters, tool lanyards, and tool pouches
  • Tool pouches

    • Built specifically to prevent dropped objects
    • A range of configurations makes them suitable for many situations
  • Spill control buckets

    • A built-in closure system helps prevent dropped tools and objects
  • Wristbands

    • A number of tool lanyards are compatible with our wristbands, making it easy to tie off tools while at height​
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Dropped objects from heights can have devastating consequences for workers and companies.

Learn how to make worksites safer and more productive with 3M fall protection.

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