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The “Gordon” and “Gordon Rescue” Devices

Flexible and versatile fall Protection

Light yet robust, the new “Gordon” fall arrester device from SKYLOTEC can be used at great heights and individually adjusted to suit any situation.

As well as an EN 360 certified version for use when climbing up or down, the manufacturer of fall protection equipment also offers a version with integrated rescue eyelet, which means that it can also be used as a lifting device to lift or lower people. The addition of pulleys allows this fall arrester device to offer a variety of customisable configuration options.

The new “Gordon” and “Gordon Rescue” fall arrester devices from SKYLOTEC are even more versatile thanks to the use of textile ropes in place of fall arrester devices with steel cables. They can be individually adapted to suit the requirements of a particular field of application and are suitable for great heights or for use as a pulley system. Fall arrester devices are a component of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PPFE) and are used as a fastener between the fall-arrest harness and an anchor point. A rotating swivel in the housing allows the device to turn.

The advantage of these new solutions launched on the market by the manufacturer of fall protection equipment is that, depending on the requirements of their work situation, users can fit the devices with a textile rope in the required length and various other features. The devices work in both directions and, where required, can be used with a pulley in the base section in an endless loop. This allows these fall arrester devices to be used for just about any area of application and makes them particularly suitable for jobs at great heights. Fall arrester devices with steel cables, on the other hand, reach the limit of their capabilities in these kinds of situations. In the event of a fall, the device blocks reliably and catches the user on the rope.

The “Gordon” and “Gordon Rescue” can be operated with various ropes approved for the purpose by SKYLOTEC, depending on the requirements and area of application. Their low weight makes it easier for workers to transport them when required as part of their (rescue) equipment, even when working at heights or depths.

Robust, long-lasting and compact

Both fall arrester devices have a milled aluminium housing. This makes them extremely robust and not susceptible to wear. The EN 360 certified “Gordon” protects one person against falling. The “Gordon Rescue” is also certified according to EN 1496 as a rescue lifting device and therefore scores points with characteristics that go beyond a conventional fall arrester device. It can be used to lift and let down people or loads. Its compact construction also makes it also ideal for use in small spaces. And so the “Gordon Rescue” is more than just a fall arrest device.

Its additional rescue eyelet means it can also be used for safety during lead climbing, belaying and for rescuing people. As a specialist in rescue solutions, SKYLOTEC also includes other hardware components such as pulleys as part of its range, which can be used as part of a pulley system to allow transmissions of 1:2, 1:3 or 1:5 and which expand the area of application of the “Gordon Rescue” substantially. One device can safely and efficiently cover many different areas of application for safety at heights in industrial applications and in the leisure industry.

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