The IKAR DB-A2 Aluminium Rescue Tripod is supplied complete with an IKAR HRA Fall Arrest Block with Recovery, 41-54 Mounting Bracket, Pulley Wheel and Standard screw gate Karabiner.
The aluminium IKAR Rescue Tripod is lightweight and features adjustable legs for use on uneven surfaces. IKAR Rescue Tripods are fully conformant to EN795B for work and rescue purposes.
Unlike many complicated rescue tripod kits the DB-A2 is designed to aid rapid assembly of a complete confined space entry system. The tripod is supplied with a leg mounted bracket assembly and a pulley Wheel complete with karabiner, allowing the IKAR HRA Fall Arrest and Recovery Device to be used.
The IKAR Rescue Tripod is suitable for a maximum of 2 users or 1 person and a load winch to 250Kg SWL. IKAR Rescue Tripods are adjustable in height from 1.44 to 2.42m. This allows the set up diameter of the legs to range from 0.99m to 1.55m, thus providing greater flexibility when working over variable entrance diameters.
The total weight of this confined space tripod is just 19Kg making it possible for a single operative to move and construct.
The supplied IKAR Fall Arrest Block with an integral recovery mechanism (HRA) can be supplied in various lengths ranging from 12m to 42m. The block features a steel rope lifeline in an aluminium housing, conforms to current standards EN360:2002 and EN1496
The aluminium housed HRA fall arrest block is a sturdy, low maintenance device, the steel rope lifeline is terminated with a steel double action hook for connections to the operatives harness. The fall arrest block can also be mounted in a hanging position via the open steel handle, suitable for connection via a Standard Karabiner type connector, or a Standard Karabiner type connector with an Anchorage Sling, or a Large Karabiner.
The IKAR Fall Arrest Block with recovery can be fitted to the DB-A2 IKAR Rescue Tripod with the supplied bracket to protect the user while ascending and descending a vertical shaft i.e. confined space entry into a sewer system. The recovery system works very well when mounted on the tripod as it is held in position while the user operates the recovery handle. The fall arrest blocks recovery mechanism is engaged by pulling a pin on the side of the block which in turn engages the winding handle. This allows the operator to lift or lower a casualty post fall, or if they have become incapacitated in a confined space.
The steel rope lifeline in IKAR fall arrest blocks has been tested with a simulated fall over an edge and passed the German draft amendment EN360. However, not all "edges" will react in the same way as the tested steel edge, so when using this fall arrest block, every effort must be made to ensure that in the event of an arrested fall, the lifeline does not pass over an edge.
- Other lengths of the IKAR HRA block are available to special order, delivery lead time approximately 4 weeks.
- Fall arrest blocks / recovery blocks should be serviced every 12 months, we can arrange this for you upon request.