Fall Rescue & Descent Equipment
Fall rescue and descent equipment is used to raise, lower, and aid in rescuing workers who have fallen. It is installed and used wherever workers need fall protection and might encounter a fall hazard, such as bridge and building construction. Self-rescue equipment is worn by workers so they can raise or lower themselves without assistance. Assisted-rescue equipment is operated by another person who raises or lowers a non-responsive worker or a worker who cannot operate the equipment themselves.