Tool Tethering: Built for Rope Access

As someone who works in the rope access industry, you’ll know better than most the damage dropped objects can cause. You’re generally working at great heights above the ground and you understand that even a small item dropped from there can seriously injure or even kill someone.

But that’s not the only problem with dropped objects. It takes time for you to get into position. Losing a tool and having to retrieve it before you can complete your work makes your task take longer and costs you money.

We’re willing to bet you already take more precautions than most to prevent dropped objects. You’re an early adopter of safety measures for working at height.

That’s why you need to explore tool tethering systems.

The right tool tethering system will:

  • Mean you never drop another tool from height
  • Be functional and designed for a rope access environment. It will work with your existing safety equipment without getting in the way
  • Save you the time and effort of retrieving or replacing dropped tools
  • Give you peace of mind whenever and wherever you’re working from height.

Tool lanyards and lifting bags designed for rope access


Equipment Selection

The NLG range of tool lanyards and tethering equipment has been designed to suit the environment and conditions you work in.

Explore our tool tethering systems for rope access below.

Coiled Tool Lanard

Coil Tool Lanyard →

The NLG Coiled Tool Lanyard combines great reach and compact lightweight design with tangle-free double action carabiners.

Code: 101370

Bungee Tool Lanyard

Bungee Tool Lanyard →

The Bungee Tool Lanyard is one of the most popular and versatile lanyards for starting tool tethering because of its easy-stretch durable webbing and anti-tangle 360° carabiner.

Code: 101372

Tape Measure Tool Lanyard Kit

Tape Measure Tool Tethering Kit →

The Tape Measure Tether is specifically engineered to stop falling tape measures and boasts of full adjustability.

Code: 101414

Drill Tool Lanyard Kit

Heavy Duty Power Tool Tethering Kit →

Built for big power tools, the Single Securing Arm locks the Tether Choke™ in position and prevents accidental engagement if dropped.

Code: 101557

Radio Tether for Drop Prevention

Radio Tether →

The NLG Radio Pouch is the new generation holster for radios of all sizes when working at height.

Code: 101418

Bolt bag for capturing small parts and fixing

Aero Pouch™ →

Featuring an innovative valve closure system, the NLG Aero Pouch™ is the safest way to keep small parts and fixings at your side when working at height.

Code: 101400

Rope Access Accessory Bag

Ascent Pouch™ →

The NLG Ascent Pouch™ redefines the rope access tool bag with a focus on safety and ergonomics.

Code: 101520

NLG Load Rated Lifting Bucket

Ascent Bucket™ →

The NLG Ascent Bucket™ is the world’s most advanced load rated lifting bucket (125KG) for working at height.

Code: 101360



Falling objects consistently appear in Irata’s Work & Safety Analysis Reports. Here are a couple of interesting statistics from the Irata WASA Report 2018.

Irata WASA 2018 - Causes of Accidents and Incidents - Falling Objects


Dropped objects featured again in the conclusion:Irata WASA 2018 Conclusion - Dropped objects continue to haunt many due to failure of tethers.


As an active member of the height safety community, we continue to consult and collaborate with IRATA, SPRAT and DROPS.

Irata Sprat Drops Approved Tool Lanyards and Tethering Equipment


Training Centre Starter Kit

If you’re a training centre, you’re looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. And you need new and innovative training tools and products to do it.

To keep it simple, we’ve built a kit to get you going quickly.

Rope Access Tool Tethering Training Centre Kit


Contents include:

  • 5 x NLG Tether Tape™ (101355)
  • 10 x NLG Large D Ring Tool Tether (101362)
  • 10 x NLG Tether Loop™, 150 (101381)
  • 5 x NLG Coil Tool Lanyard (101370)
  • 10 x NLG Bungee Tool Lanyard (101372)
  • 2 x NLG Aero Pouch™ (101400)
  • 1 x NLG Ascent Pouch (101520)
  • 1 x Rope Access Training Centre Board System
  • Free Banner, Posters and Swag 🙂

Get Started

Whether you’re interested in becoming an NLG Partner or just have a question, let us know below and we’ll be glad to help.