Major Safety HZKit-1 Horizontal Confined Space Lifeline Rescue Kit
We are often asked how to comply with rescue requirements for confined spaces with horizontal entry and configurations. The Major Safety HZKit-1 can be a viable option for many such horizontal rescue applications.
The system includes the R50G self retracting lifeline rescue winch with 50 feet of cable. It includes the #62 carabiner. It includes the 1336-WP three foot anchor sling (longer sizes are available if needed).
To use this system, simply loop the anchor sling around a nearby and suitable anchor point. A suitable anchor point could include a steel beam or rail outside the entrance to your horizontal confined space. It must meet OSHA's 5000 pound anchorage point requirement. Then, using the carabiner, attach the R50G to the D-ring on the anchor sling.
When the rescue cable is attached to the entrant's harness, preferably a back D-ring, the cable will travel in and out automatically with the worker. If rescue is needed, the handle on the R50G can be engaged and the worker extracted.
Warning: Because a pulley is not used in horizontal applications, the lift ratio is 1:1. This means the attendant is pulling the full weight of the entrant upon rescue.
Warning: Insure the rescue handle can crank unimpeded by any obstacle or the system will not work.
Note: Because the R50G is designed for vertical/tripod applications, it isn't the perfect solution, but it is better than nothing and OSHA hates nothing!
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