Spanset Gotcha Constant Rate Descender Rescue Kit

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Spanset Gotcha Rescue Kit CRD 

The Gotcha CRD Reach kits are specifically configured for remote rescue from tall structures where the casualty may be suspended after falling and needs to be rescued quickly to avoid the effects of post fall suspension. The rescuer can remotely connect to the casualty without the need to descend to them and has the benefit of an automatic braking system to control the descent of the casualty when lowering them to ground level.

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Spanset Gotcha Rescue Kit CRD 

Key Features

  • Remote rescue. The rescuer uses a remote rescue pole and connector to reach and attach the kit to the casualty.
  • This is a no-cut kit. The casualty is raised to release their original attachment. No risk of accidental release of casualty.
  • Pre-assembled. No assembly is required by the user. Kits are packed ready to be used.
  • Suitable for Lifting and Lowering the casualty to safety.
  • Suitable for evacuation from high structures where constant rate lowering and minimal user input are required.
  • Suitable for multiple evacuations. Once the first user has safely descended the system can be used by additional users in quick succession.
  • Two person use. The Gotcha CRD is rated for loads up to 140kg with a Maximum Working Length of 200m.
  • Certification EN 341:2011 1 (A); EN 1496: 2006/ A


Maintenance, Inspection and Lifespan.

How long will it last?

The lifespan of the “GOTCHA” CRD Kit is limited by the following:

  • The product has a maximum shelf-life of 10 years from the date of manufacture.
  • The product has a maximum service-life of 5 years from the date of first use.
  • The lifespan may also be reduced by the effects of damage or wear and tear.
  • The lifespan will cease at the point when any one of these conditions is met.
  • The condition of the product must be controlled in accordance with BS8437:2005, this requires regular inspections to be carried out by a competent person.
  • SpanSet can also environmentally seal kits that are going to be left in remote location where access to a trained equipment inspector may be limited.
Relevant Standard and Quality Assurance.

How has it been tested?

The “GOTCHA” CRD Kit is CE marked under the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
The CE marking process includes independent testing to:

  • EN341:1993 – Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Descender devices.
  • EN1496:1996 – Rescue Equipment. Rescue Lifting Devices.
  • The SpanSet manufacturing process is quality controlled and audited by the British Standards Institute to the international standard for quality management ISO9001:2008.
Specification and Materials

What is it made from and why?

It comes Pre-assembled for quick set-up and use and making it simple to inspect. It is made using the following construction:

  • Polyester Anchorage Sling Endless sling with 70kN MBS 100% sleeved construction.
  • 9mm Kernmantle Rope Supple to handle and easy to adjust robust rope construction for durability.
  • 3 Alloy Screw-gate Karabiners Captivating eye onto device and line to ensure correct loading and prevent loss.

Additional SpanSet Features:

  • Individual Serial Numbering – All SpanSet Height safety products are individually serial numbered for traceability.
Product Records and Information

What paperwork is supplied?

The following paper work is included with this product:

  • Multilingual Instructions with pictorial guide
  • Individual Product History Card – This record card contains all the documentation required to maintain the product. The front forms the European Declaration of Conformity and the table on the reverse can be completed to form the inspection record.
  • Pocket Inspection Guide – This simple to follow pocket card identifies the key areas requiring inspection.

What training is required?

Although in itself this is a simple item to use, there are three stages that should be considered as part of the process as a whole. Training is available for all the stages outlined at the SpanSet training school in Middlewich or subject to suitability on a site of your choice:

  • Assessment and planning – Training Module 9 Management of Work At Height
  • Use – Training Module 1 Height Safety Equipment Appreciation and Inspection followed by an appropriate practical module.
  • Inspection and Maintenance – Training Module 1 and Module 7 Competent Person Practical Inspection & Record Keeping.
  • All training for work at height is conducted in accordance with BS8454:2006 and is audited as part of our ISO9001:2008 quality management system.

For additional information on training please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE! that controlled rate descender (CRD) rescue devices are made to order and thus classified special order, non-returnable except for manufacturing fault.



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