Miller by Sperian , supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE), has recently released the new Miller SafEscape ELITE, the next generation of automatic rescue descent devices (RDDs).
This rescue descent device has been designed to evacuate or rescue workers from elevated heights and features numerous key features that make it the global solution RDD. The height safety equipment offers enhanced safety, greater cost-savings, and increased ease-of-use.
The Miller SafEscape ELITE rescue descent device has been engineered to comply with the challenging testing methods as set out by the new EN 34/2008 standard. Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD ensures enhanced safety under challenging working conditions.
Whether the rescue descent device is used in rescue or evacuation procedures, the Miller SafEscape ELITE rescue equipment has been meticulously tested in wet and dry weather. Also, thanks to its durable high-quality anodised aluminium housing it will remain in optimal condition for use in challenging environments.
Thanks to the RDDs robust and highly resistant components the Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD does not require annual recertification. The rescue equipment only requires recertification every seven years, reducing down time and lowering cost of ownership.
The rescue descent device has also been approved for multiple descents, and offers a higher maximum descent distance and user weight allowance than other competitors. In the event of an emergency it is possible to descend two people weighing up to 250 kilograms using the Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD. The maximum descend height for this rescue equipment is 500 metres.
The controlled and smooth descend speed of 1 m/s is possible thanks to a centrifugal brake, which controls the descent and also reduces vibration. This speed will increase linearly to 1.4 m/s when used for rescuing two users.
The Miller SafEscape ELITE rescue descent device is available in multiple configurations and can be equipped with a complete list of optional accessories including a uniquely designed and positioned hand wheel for reduced swaying when lifting, a static Kernmantle rope and an edge protector.
The Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD meets EN 341:2008, EN 1496, ISO 22159, and ANSI Z359.4-2007 standards and is CE certified.
Ideal for at height rescue situations from wind turbines, antennae and any areas which are normally inaccessible by conventional needs, the Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD is the professional choice when safety is of paramount importance.