Pliers

Passive pliers. Used for reaching, getting to and picking up things.

Pliers
Pliers

Description
The pliers are passive, which means that to open the pliers you have to actively squeeze the handle.

Model: Pliers “Nå lätt passiv”

Users comments
The user picks up anything he can’t reach with the pliers. If he drops anything on the floor, or if he can’t reach something on a shelf or from a crowded space, he can get the object using the pliers. He opens the pliers with both hands (a spring holds the pliers together). The user has also used the pliers to clean up after his dog. First he places a plastic case on the pliers (an old film storage container) over the handle so that the pliers are open. Then he places an ordinary plastic bag, or black dog waste bag, out on the pliers. After that he uses a small piece of tape to hold the bag in place. Then he removes the plastic case.

Made by
Swereco, www.swereco.se (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
County Council

This tip is from 2005

User squeezes handle
User squeezes handle
User places plastic bag on pliers
User places plastic bag on pliers
User picks up something with plastic bag on pliers
User picks up something with plastic bag on pliers

Tipsare: Gert

Gert lives in an apartment. He is working half time and is a politician in the local government. He was injured in 1973 and has a tetraplegia, C5-C6. He has two hours help daily provided by the local government.