PSC TAGLINE RETRIEVER TOOL (TRT)
The PSC Tagline Retriever Tool allows a worker to be at a much safer distance from the load when suspended and freely grasp and handle the tagline while remaining outside the line of fire of objects and the suspended load.
PSC TRT is designed to help facilitate ‘hands-free’ lifting and improve safety In handling taglines. The tool is a modified aluminum telescopic boat hook with a rubber buffer at the other end. The hook end is used at full extension (approximately 2.1m / 7ft) to retrieve taglines hanging vertically without a load handler having to go too close to a suspended load.
The rubber buffer is used to push against suspended loads to guide them, especially when landing loads in tight or congested spaces. Once again, this allows the operator to remain at a safe distance from the load until it has landed.
The poles would normally be fully retracted (for rigidity) during this type of use where their length is 1.2m / 4ft. However, they can be used half-extended if required but if too much pressure is applied, they will telescope in.