SAR Rocker Rope Access Back Up Device

Code: RA003
£76.31
(inc. VAT)

SAR Rocker Rope Access Back Up Device

The Rocker is a rope lock device used in rescue, rope access, rapid intervention and fixed rope sports climbing.

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Description

SAR Rocker Rope Access Back Up Device

The Rocker is a rope lock device used in rescue, rope access, rapid intervention and fixed rope sports climbing.

Key Features

  • Flexible rope safety brake.
  • Fixed rope safety brake.
  • Belay brake.
  • Tensioned line brake.
  • Hauling system brake.
  • For Work positioning.

It is highly recommended that users be trained in its use and learn about its strengths and weaknesses when used in each of the situations listed. Designed for use with a quickdraw type lanyard (two karabiners and a small sewn sling) it normally travels automatically up and down the rope without the requirement for the user to manually move it. The manufacturer recommends a quickdraw sling length of between 10 and 20cm. In Rope Access (for Fall Arrest) it should be connected to the sternal (chest) attachement point of your harness.

User feedback on the method of use:

Whilst the manufacturer recommends using the smallest sling possible (10cm) the feedback from one rope access and rescue user was that a 20cm sling (which allows the Rocker to be positioned over your left shoulder) is the best way for ascending and descending, as the Rocker will run freely over the back-up rope. With a 10cm sling the Rocker is on top of the shoulder and has the tendency to drop off your shoulder sometimes resulting in it not running freely.

In descent, with the Rocker sling over your arm the Rocker works better with a 20cm sling as the device is hanging freely, whilst with a 10cm sling the Rocker tends to grab the rope.

Note: the smaller the sling the less the potential fall factor. A 20cm sling may also increase the chance of the Rocker catching your helmet.

 

 

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Specification

Backup Device

With/without Absorber
Without Lanyard
Rope or Wire Usage
Rope - Rope Access
with or without energy absorber
Without Energy Absorber
Rope Compatibility
10.5mm - 12.7mm
Maximum Dynamic Load
200kg
Maximum Static Load
350kg

General

Industrial or Sport Use
Industrial
Conformity
CE EN358
CE EN12841 Type A
CE EN353-2

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