When working on scaffolding, there are certain requirements that your tools need to meet. It goes without saying that your tools should be suited to the medium you’re working with, be it wood, stone, or concrete. It’s likely that you’ll find yourself performing certain tasks repeatedly and the tools required for these small, frequent actions are always essential to have at hand. Finally, the portability of your tools are of utmost importance. Working at great heights comes with a fair amount of danger and the need to have your hands free as often as possible. Keeping your selection of tools light, investing in a secure utility belt and a safe and accessible tool holster like the Gorilla Hook, can give you optimal mobility and keep you safe. Here are some examples of essential scaffolding supplies:
These tools are useful regardless of the medium you’re working with or the task you’re performing. It is therefore important to always have these versatile tools at hand. Examples include measuring tools like tape measures and laser meters. Laser meters are the more convenient option as they use a laser beam to calculate lengths. Clamps, while relatively simple, are incredibly versatile and useful. They serve as extra hands, holding concrete or stone in place, for example. This adds to your level of safety when working on scaffolding, as it leaves your own hands free to stabilize yourself and your other tools. Tools like hammers also serve various purposes and are viewed as obvious essentials to any construction job - for good reason.
An Impact Wrench
An impact wrench uses compressed air to generate a great amount of power - enough power to sink screws into concrete. This power tool excels where hand tools would fail and is always useful to have close by. Despite the incredible torque an impact wrench can generate, it is just as portable and easy to manage as other hand tools, making it well-suited to scaffolding-related work.
The Gorilla Hook
Having cordless power tools like impact wrenches are useful, but not without a secure place to store them on your person when they aren’t needed. When working at great heights, colleagues below you can be seriously injured by any tools that slip out of your tool pouch, not to mention the damage that will be done to the expensive tool in question. This is where the Gorilla Hook comes into play.
This hook attaches to your construction belt via a reliable belt loop that far surpasses the loose clips and catches on standard tool pouches. Knowing that there is no way the Gorilla Hook will detach from your belt means you’ll spend less time adjusting your tool pouch.
All you have to do to secure your power tool at your hip is drop it into the hook. The Gorilla Hook automatically secures the tool, marked by a ‘click’, and eliminates the possibility of you forgetting to secure it. The Gorilla Hook also keeps your tools accessible to you when you need them. A simple flick of your thumb is all you need to release the tool from The Gorilla Hook. This enables the one-handed operation of any tool and does a great deal to ensure your safety and the safety of your construction team.