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big BSif top 350Guardian is pleased to announce the Quick Switch® Tool Transfer System has received the Highly Commended recognition for Product Innovation from the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), the UK’s leading trade body for the safety industry.  Each year, BSIF recognizes outstanding efforts of safety industry leaders in four categories: Product Innovation, Service, Safety Solutions, and Water Pollution Prevention.

Guardian Head of Sales in Europe, MEA & APAC, Peter Styth, who demonstrated the unique capabilities of the Quick Switch® to the panel of BSIF judges, said of its inspiration: “Every year, Dropped Objects cause hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of lost hours due to injury. With the Quick Switch® Tool Transfer System, we can bring those figures down dramatically. The Guardian team devotes ourselves to creating a habit of excellence in which increased safety is the ultimate indicator of our success.”

Guardian CEO, Jeff Ward, said of the award: “We are honored the Quick Switch® Tool Transfer System received high marks from such a well-respected body of safety professionals.  It is confirmation that we are on the right path with our goal to always think 360° and to innovate products that are easier, faster, and safer for the at-height workforce.”

The patented Quick Switch® utilizes a unique “always locked” attachment mechanism which keeps tools firmly attached to a dock at all times. As the user engages an unused dock to transfer a tool, an internal lock simultaneously relinquishes grip from one dock, instantly gripping the unused dock while never permitting the tether to be left unlocked at any point in the transfer.  

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Unique to the Quick Switch® System is the ability to transfer tools from user to user via wrist-mounted docking points – hands free – which means tools are always under the control of the worker as the tether is transferred from one docking point to another. The result is 100% tool tie-off, preventing unintentional drops during the most vulnerable point during the transfer.

Guardian looks forward to submitting additional innovative products in the future.

To learn more about the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) award, click here.

To learn more about the award-winning Quick Switch® Tool Transfer System, click here.

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