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The TeamO AutoLock Tether is the latest design from UK design house TeamO Marine. A breakthrough innovation in tether design which allows sailors greater freedom of movement and prevents a fall whilst clipped to the lifelines of a vessel.
- Winner of the Pittman Innovation Award 2018
- Nominated for the DAME Design Award 2017
The AutoLock tether is designed to prevent falls and Man Overboard situations arising as the variable length of the tether means it is always at the perfect length for the wearer. The design has a safety-hook at one end for the wearer to attach to the lifelines of the vessel, and a soft loop at the other end which is hitched on to the lifejacket harness. The AutoLock automatically extends and retracts when the user moves around the vessel, but when placed under shock loads it locks so that it is only ever the length that the wearer needs it to be. Your fall is immediately arrested and more serious injury can be avoided. The lightweight inertia reel system provides an effective and safe way to move around a vessel whilst tethered, and to still have an easy working configuration as it removes trip hazards.
Anticipated release date: Summer 2019
See our Design Director, Oscar Mead, explaining how the AutoLock Tether works: