At Rack-A-Tiers, we like to believe we’re selling North America’s tradespeople the best tools on the market. More than that, we pride ourselves on the innovation of the tools we offer. Sure, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, but wouldn’t you prefer to do it the cool way? As a result of this focus, we often highlight some pretty interesting products in our blog posts.
Now, that’s not to say this week’s post is going to bore you. After all, this is still a Rack-A-Tiers page right? This might not be the flashiest tool in our inventory, but it is one of the most important you can have. The Aerial Tool Bin is simple and effective at its core. Most importantly, it can help you save time at work and aid in preventing some of the most common workplace injuries in the trades.
Safety on the Man-Lifts
The Aerial Tool Bin provides a safe and efficient means of storing your tools while you’re working at heights. We’re not talking about ladder heights here either. The Aerial Tool Bin is specifically designed for use with a variety of aerial platforms, from scissor lifts, boom lifts, and scaffolding to swing stage railings and master climbers. If there’s a job to do at height, you need the Aerial Tool Bin in your corner.
Speaking of corners, this tool bin is ideally designed with corner edges that perfect fit either rounded or square 90-degree corners on scaffolding of all types. It includes two removable partitions in the set so you can arrange and separate your tools to fit the specific job. There’s a built-in handle for easy transportation up and down, as well as around the jobsite. You’ll even find a magnetic tray for fasteners and connectors. It’s like having another set of hands with you!
Best of all, the Aerial Tool Bin is made with reinforced, high-density orange propylene plastic. Not only is it light-weight and UV protected, but its non-conductive which is great for those electrical jobs conducted at heights! The use of propylene plastic is important for a few reasons:
- It’s resistant to cracking and stress, even when flexed
- It’s extremely durable, so it withstands the day-to-day wear and tear, as well as any drops
Think a Tool Bin Doesn’t Matter?
Think again! Yes, it might just be a tool bin. And it may sound like we’re overselling this. However, the value of safety and organization when working at heights can never be overstated. In 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported 4,836 deaths on the job. That works out to 93 deaths per week or more than 13 per day. Want to know what some of the major sources of those deaths were? Out of 4,379 deaths in private sectors that year, 937 were in construction. Falls accounted for 364 deaths and strikes by objects accounted for 90, which amounts to just about half of all construction deaths.
The Aerial Tool Bin can help improve safety on the jobsite, especially when you’re conducting the toughest work at heights. The more you have to move up and down scaffolding, the greater the risk for a loss of focus or balance, and a fall. Reaching around your waist tool belt distracts your focus and, at height, can also lead to falls.
Simply using an Aerial Tool Bin to keep everything where you can see it, secured in place can make a difference. This can help cut down on dropped tools or other items from heights, which can all too easily find the noggin of a co-worker. Aerial Tool Bins have another benefit: preventing trips or slips. Trip-and-fall incidents can lead to death too. Aerial Tool Bin to the rescue again! Canada’s Centre for Occupational Health and Safety notes “clutter in your way” is a common source of trips.
Get a Tool Bin
It’s not fancy. It’s probably not all that pretty. Regardless, the Aerial Tool Bin offered by Rack-A-Tiers can save you time, keep you organized, and most importantly, keep you safe! Seems like a good deal, right?