Forrest Hester, CEO of Tutus, LLC, is a former industrial electrician who established Tutus in 2015 to protect himself and his fellow co-workers through the development of Dropped Object Prevention Solutions (DOPS) system.
One piece of debris or the untethered hand tool left sitting on the control panel of the platform could potentially alter a company and an individual’s life to its very core. The system’s covering of the platform entry secures dependably and allows the operator to move in and out of the lift with ease, while still meeting American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for panel fill strength. The DOPS design also allows the enclosure to be placed into a half configuration from inside the lift at height, while still providing the same level of protection needed for the work being performed. The base includes a strong coil zipper to access trapped material, which makes it easy to clean between tasks.
DOPS™ system is compliant with the following standards for a safe workplace environment.
ANSI Standard MH28.3 subsection 8.3.2; Steel platform mid-rails and panel-filler strength.
· OSHA Standard 1926.451(h)(1) & (2) and (3); To protect employees from falling hand tools, debris, and other small objects, install toe boards, screens, guardrail systems, debris nets, catch platforms canopy structures, or barricades.
· OSHA Standard 1926.759(a); Securing loose items aloft. All materials, equipment, and tools, which are not in use while aloft, shall be secured against accidental displacement.
· OSHA Standard 1926.451(f)(13); Debris shall not be allowed to accumulate on platform.
· OSHA 1915 Subpart I App A1; Controlling hazards. (6) Sources of falling objects of potential for dropping objects.
DOPS™ system Benefits and Features
Manufactured by ISO 9001 register firm.
Easy to exit platform through entryway.
Unobstructed view through platform base.
Covered control panel, bottom, door access and enclosed platform knuckle.
Perform daily housekeeping easily through bottom access of DOPS™.
Designed for the rigor of industrial and construction use.
Minimal care and handling (can be cleaned with petroleum distillates).
Safely absorb and contain impact.
Provides protection to workers, public, and adjacent properties below aerial platform.
Resistant to sunlight UV degradation.
Resistant to airborne contaminants.
“If it can be dropped, it can be stopped”
The covering of the platform entry secures dependably and allows the operator to move in an out of the lift with ease, while still meeting ANSI standards for panel fill strength. The DOPS™ design also allows the enclosure to be placed into a half configuration from inside the lift at height, while still providing the same level of protection needed for the work being performed. The base includes a strong coil zipper to access trapped material to easily clean between tasks.
Forrest Hester, CEO (972) 268-1292
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