DBI-SALA Rescue & Retrieval Systems
DBI-SALA CONFINED SPACE ENTRY, RESCUE AND DESCENT EQUIPMENT When it comes to rescue, it is essential that equipment operates perfectly and fast. DBI-SALA has developed rescue and retrieval systems that are more effective than any other available. Safety engineers and site directors trust DBI-SALA for high quality, rugged systems that will ensure top performance when it is needed. Rescue and retrieval are critical components of any fall protection program. The fast and effective performance of these tasks often means the difference between life and death. Often the longer a fallen employee remains suspended or trapped, the worse the injuries become. Rescue and Descent Equipment choices depend on the job site, the tasks being performed and available personnel. Rescue and Descent Equipment includes: Tripods, Davit Arms, Winches, Comprehensive Rescue Systems and Descent Devices. DBI-SALA is the name to trust for Rescue/Descent Equipment. The DBI-SALA product line includes a number of rescue and positioning systems that are easy to use, safe and allow for maximum control. Our descent control systems are safe, reliable and built to perform when you really need them. Rescue Basics • If a fallen worker can be accessed using a lift, bucket or ladder, one of these should be used. In some cases industrial sites may rely on local fire departments to assist in rescue, but in-house rescue response time is usually much shorter. • Rescuers should always be backed up with a secondary redundant system, such as a Self Retracting Lifeline that is totally independent of the primary rescue means. • All rescue team members should receive training and practice on a regular basis. Confined Space Resue Confined spaces, such as sewers, tanks or silos, are one of the most challenging rescue situations. Cramped space and narrow openings can make rescue access difficult. At the same time, these situations often have problems such as inadequate ventilation or noxious air that make immediate rescue imperative. Generally a person without oxygen after four minutes will die or suffer brain damage. The critical nature of these rescues sometimes leads to poorly planned attempts. Two-thirds of deaths in confined space rescue occur to people trying to rescue someone else. Proper equipment to perform quick, safe rescue is essential in any operation where confined spaces must be entered. DBI-SALA Confined Space and Rescue Equipment is engineered for perfect performance in critical, emergency situations.