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06. DESCENDERS POSITIONING Descenders are devices that help control speed during descent with a rope. They are systems that take advantage of the friction that is formed between the rope and the descender itself to control descent speed. The anti-panic handle means the same descender can be used even when assisting people in difficulty. Additionally, these devices are designed for easy inspection and maintenance.

Positioning devices are intended to hold the worker in place, leaving their hands free to carry out their tasks. These are linear devices (cut-resistant or metal ropes) that may include openings through which connectors can pass (typically carabiners) and the length can be adjusted. This type of device cannot be used for fall protection.

REFERENCE STANDARD EN 353-2

Guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line

EN 358

Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height

EN 567

Climbing equipment - rope clamps

EN 12841 A/B

Access systems with ropes - rope adjustment devices

EN 341

Rescue descent devices

EN 1496

Rescue lifting devices

ANSI/ISEA Z359 Fall protection / Arrest standards

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RELIABILITY CERTIFIED As the manufacturer, Rothoblaas is responsible for certifying its products. All the products documentation (certifica...