Product / Work at Height Rescue Kit
Easy to use rescue kit designed to allow the casualty to be lowered or raised to a place of safety,
Rescue of a Suspended Casualty
Safesite's Rescue Kit has been designed to work with any anchorage point and involves a dedicated rescue hub and simple rope grab device which attaches to the casualty's existing line. When the rope grab device reaches the casualty, the rescuer gives it a gentle tug and it will lock onto the casualty's line. The geared hub which has been connected to the original, or if possible, another anchorage point is used by the rescuer to lift the casualty up sufficiently for them to be released from their anchorage point. The casualty is now being supported by the rescue winch and rope grab and can be lowered gradually to the ground or place of safety in a controlled way using the winch. During this part of the rescue, a competent first aider should be present to assist with the casualty and to follow the standard UK first aid guidance for the recovery of a person.
The Rescue Kit allows the rescuer to carry out the rescue from a point of safety and either raise or lower the casualty. In extreme situations, the rescuer can use the kit to abseil to the casualty in order to complete the rescue safely.
Work at Height Rescue Kit Features and Benefits
- Quicky and easy rescue of suspended casualty
- Can be used with any anchorage point
- Dedicated rescue hub and rope grab device
- Allows rescue from a place of safety
- Casualty can be lowered or raised
Rise in working at height safety breaches
Working at height continues to be a concern on construction sites with latest figures showing a rise in safety breaches and fatalities.
Suspended sentence for repeated safety breaches
Roofer had already been served with two prohibition notices on two separate occasions for working at height with no suitable edge protection.