Discover how MAX Continues to Expand the 500 PSI PowerLite System as a Safe & Reliable Alternative to Inefficient Powder Actuated Tools

05.03.2021 |

Whether carrying out tenant fit out work in a luxury high-rise tower or expanding an occupied outpatient facility center, contractors need to consider efficient tools to not only carryout profitable work, but also abide by procedures and regulations when implemented. As heightened safety and regulated operations become more of a demand in the construction marketplace, manufacturing companies are developing technology to help overcome potential injuries and hazards, in the field, while adhering to the criteria set by OSHA, ANSI, and other compliant leading standards. Contractors across the USA acquire citations on a regular basis; everything from improper fall protection to excavation related violations the standards around workplace safety and the potential for health violations can incur project cost for contractors that carry expensive fines, and in some instances, temporarily close construction sites depending on the severity of the situation.


While antiquated, powder actuated fastening tools or better known as (P.A.T.) are still an extremely common solution for a range of construction activities, such as commercial framework, residential waterproofing, fastening subflooring, and many other applications. Contractors need to be careful and aware of the operators who use these tools on active sites, as they carry special requirements that must be met.

Because of its powerful action and potential for serious injury, contractors will find that operators must have a valid operators certificate and may also find that commercial jobsites actually require a full operating license to use and also store the unspent cartridges. Anyone using these tools without a license can be fined directly on site and could incur additional penalties for the contractor. Furthermore, without proper training, bystanders and those operating P.A.T. may find themselves in extremely hazardous situations.


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