Latchways Personal Rescue Device™
Integrated harness system for self rescue
Latchways is set to revolutionise the rescue process with the introduction of the PRD (Personal Rescue Device) which utilises innovative design technology.
The lightweight, unobtrusive Personal Rescue Device is contained in a small ‘back pack’ attached to a harness. In the event of a fall the device lowers the faller gently to the ground in a controlled descent.
The whole rescue process only takes a few seconds due to the Latchways engineering in the ‘back pack’ which contains:
- A parachute type ‘rip cord’ that releases the descending system
- A brake mechanism and spool with a 20 m cord gently lowers the faller to the ground
- A standard harness that can be easily released allowing quick evacuation from the fall zone
The PRD is built into a standard harness or can be retrofitted into an existing harness (if retrofitted into an existing harness this should not be done without first contacting Latchways).