Latchways (MSA) PRD (Personal Rescue Device)
Type: Personal Rescue Device
Latchways PRD (Personal Rescue Device)
RH2—Two point harness (dorsal and chest attachments)
Latchways is set to revolutionise the rescue process with the introduction of the PRD which utilises innovative design technology.
The lightweight, unobtrusive PRD is an integrated harness system for self rescue. In the event of a fall the device lowers the faller gently to the ground in a controlled descent.
The whole rescue process only takes a few seconds due to the Latchways engineering in the ‘back pack’ which contains:
- a parachute type ‘rip cord’ that releases the descending system
- a brake mechanism and spool with a 20 m (65 ft)* cord gently lowers the faller to the ground
- a standard harness that can be easily released allowing quick evacuation from the fall zone