In 2007, DEWALT challenged itself to create the most comprehensive system of the safest, highest performing professional construction tools in the world, and becoming the industry leader in job site health and safety by delivering both meaningful products and end user training. This is the Perform & Protect system, which is made up of products that meet strict criteria in one or more of the following core safety-focused areas:
- Vibration control, with shocks on concrete breakers
- Dust control, with HEPA filters on vacuums for dust extraction
- Torque control, with e-clutches to prevent runaway grinders
Perform & Protect was launched in April 2013 at the International Bauma Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction equipment, to an audience that included major DEWALT general contractors and subcontractors. The event generated double the sales of the last event in 2010, and was followed by a 40 store Safety Partner display campaign, as well as onsite training sessions at the request of customer safety professionals.