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Fall Protection for Tools
3M™ DBI-SALA® Fall Protection for Tools makes work environments safer and more productive by drastically reducing falling object incidents resulting in personal injury, equipment damage, and tool loss.​​​​​
    
Our drop prevention solutions are designed with the craft in mind, and are third-party tested in the harshest possible conditions. Learn more about our comprehensive collection of tool lanyards, tool holsters​, attachment points, and other drop prevention products​.

Download your Drop Prevention Awareness Package today! ​You may also request a hard copy of the package when you submit your information.

 

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Choose The Right Fall Protection for Tools

Attachment Points​ make it possible to tether virtually any tool in a matter of seconds without defacing or structurally modifying tools. Once an attachment point has been installed on a tool, a tool lanyard can be used to tie the tool off.

When to use D-rings and Quick Wrap Tape

  • For tools weighing up to 5lbs (2.3kg) or 2lbs (0.9kg) depending on the D-ring.
  • When a non-conductive attachment point is needed for tools up to 2lbs (0.9kg).
  • When Quick Rings, Quick Spins, and D-ring Cord Attachments won’t work. Many tools do not have pre-drilled holes for Quick Rings, and lack handles that a Quick Spin will fit.

When NOT to use D-rings and Quick Wrap Tape

  • When a tool is over 5 lbs (2.3kg) or 2 lbs (0.9kg) depending on the D-ring.
  • When a D-ring will interfere with the safe working condition of the tool.

Download Fall Protection for Tools Pocket Guide for further details (English), (Spanish), (French)​.

Product Lines

  • Attachment Points make it possible to tether virtually any tool in a matter of seconds without defacing or structurally modifying tools. Once an attachment point has been installed on a tool, a tool lanyard can be used to tie the tool off.​


  • Tool lanyards and tethers are suitable for virtually any tool. Hard hats, radios, hand tools, even tools weighing up to 80 lbs!​


  • A number of belt and harness holsters are available that are designed to be used with popular hand tools like pliers and wrenches, while more specialized holsters allow tools like cordless drills, tape measures, radios, and even bottles to easily be tied off to a person.​


  • These Tool Pouches are built specifically to prevent dropped objects and are available in a number of variations allowing for use in any craft.​


  • Safe Buckets are designed specifically for drop prevention. All Safe Buckets are engineered with a built in closure system that helps prevent dropped tools and objects.​​​


  • These wristbands are designed specifically for tool drop prevention and to facilitate work at height. A number of tool lanyards are compatible with our Wristbands, making it easy to tie off tools while at height.​


  • These Tool Belts are designed with tool drop prevention in mind. A wide selection of tool belt holsters, tool lanyards, and tool pouches are compatible with them​​.​
What's New
3M Fall Protection combines the products and expertise of DBI-SALA® and Protecta® with the technology and innovation of 3M to elevate safety to new heights and keep workers comfortable, confident and safe every time they climb. See our products and services at 3M.com/FallProtection.