PLATE MATE TAG LINEhr

The Plate Mate tag line is intended as a safety tool when working with steel trench plates and open trenches along highway’s and city streets. The open trenches must be safely covered with steel plates to prevent vehicles and pedestrians from unsafe conditions. During the placement and setting of these heavy steel plates, the Plate Mate tag line is connected to the plate with a magnet attached to a 4 foot handle.

The Plate Mate tag line helps to guide the steel plate into place across the trench. The employee is at a safe distance from the steel plate and the open trench insuring safer working conditions and injury from the floating steel plate. The employee will not be using his or her hands and feet to try to maneuver the heavy steel plates into place, which is the number one injury on open trench jobs.

INSPIRATION FOR THE PLATE MATE INVENTIONhr

“Working in the construction industries for 40 years, I’ve seen many smashed fingers, hands and toes due to unsafe handling of steel trench plates. Since a worker is needed to guide one end of the plate as it is being lifted and moved over a trench or hole by a backhoe, excavator, forklift or other heavy equipment, a danger of serious injury exists. I designed an extended, magnetic safety tool that maximizes one’s distance from the plate as it’s being moved.

PLATE MATE BENEFITShr

• Allows for safe and easy guidance of a steel plate.

• Enables user to stay a safe distance from: Trench Plate Mate helps prevent injury.
A. The Plate
B. Equipment
C. The trench
D. Traffic areas

• Promotes job efficiency.

• Most importantly: Plate mate helps to prevent injury and possibly death.

PLATE MATE FEATUREShr

• T-bar handle with custom rubber grips

• Four foot long shaft

• 450 pound magnetic pull

• Safety Orange

Trench Plate Mate Warning