Rescue systems are designed to connect to an anchor point above the fallen worker and then be attached either to the worker’s D-ring or to any part of his or her connecting device. This allows the person to be safely rescued without placing the rescuer at risk. Descenders, often overlooked, are used to safely lower a worker to the ground at a controlled speed. In a rescue situation, they are used to retrieve a fallen worker.
Confined space equipment allows the worker to be tied off and safety connected when working underground or in difficult to access areas. Davit arms allow a worker to be suspended or anchored while working below surface. Tripods work well as tie off points when the worker will not need to be suspended at any point.