The block and tackle rescue kit available from Safety Direct is primarily used for raising and lowering workers or equipment for work access and for rescue situations. This kit is also ideal for confined space conditions.

Pulleys are equipped with anti-reversing bearings and are set up with a 4 to 1 ratio, making it easy to operate. A minimal force of 10 pounds (.05 kilonewtons) is all that is required to hold a 200 pound (91 kilogram) load. When attached to both the operating rope and a worker, the ascender provides a backup system in case the operating rope is accidentally released.

Special Note:

Because this system has a 4:1 mechanical advantage, the rope should be ordered at four times the length required for your application. For example, a 200 foot (60 meter) kit provides a 50 foot (15 meter) working length.