The Arachnipod rescue system multipod provides a versatile total edge management system for a wide range of applications. These fall arrest blocks provide one part of the modular configuration.
This low maintenance, aluminium fall arrest block is fitted with a 30 metre steel rope lifeline, terminated with a steel double action hook. The open steel handle anchorage point is suitable for connection via a standard karabiner type connector or a standard karabiner type connector with an Anchorage Sling, or a large karabiner.
This fall arrest block also has a built in recovery mechanism, engaged by pulling a pin on the side of the block and using a winding handle, allowing the device to be used to lift or lower a casualty post fall, or if they have become incapacitated in a confined space.
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The lifeline has been tested in a simulated fall over an edge, and passed the German draft amendment EN360. However, not all “edges” will react in the same way as the tested steel edge, therefore when in use, every effort must be made to ensure that in the event of an arrested fall, the lifeline does not pass over an edge.