Ridgegear Fall Arrest & Tripod Kit consists of a fall arrest, tripod and bracket.
The RGA4 is a three way retrieval block fitted with an up/down winch mechanism and the standard fall arrest capability. This unit can be used as a standard fall arrest block, but in the event of a fall, the operative can be winched up or down to safety almost immediately. As most rescue systems lower the casualty, the RGA4 can raise the operative to safe area, if the area below is unsuitable. The RGA4 can also be fitted to the RGR1 tripod for use in the confined access industry. The Man-riding rescue retrieval winch function is for use only as a rescue provision & NOT for access / egress. Where an operative is required to be lowered / raised for access / egress, then please use such equipment as the RGR7 50m Two-speed Man Riding RGR7 Winch. This arrangement must be backed up with a independent separate fall arrest system, and a rescue provision that is also separate to the winch. Where a 15m maximum length is suitable the RGA4 / RGA4H can provide both fall arrest back-up as well as the rescue provision.
The RGR1 Rescue Tripod is portable, lightweight and is easy to erect on site. It has adjustable lower and middle legs at 80mm intervals to adapt and adjust to the most demanding surfaces and varying ground conditions. There are two additional anchorage points ( SWL 200kgs each )on the underside of the head for additional primary / secondary systems.This unit has many applications such as confined access, entry, rescue, retrieval, manhole, silos & trenches, etc. The RGR1 is extremely versitile and is recomended for use with the side attachment of the RGR7 rescue winch and the RGR4 fall arrest & rescue recovery winch.
The RGA4B bracket and pin when fitted to the RGR1 tripod enables the RGA4 Fall arrest /retrieval block to be safely attached.