Rescue Winch Systems

Rescue Winch Systems

Each year many workers are seriously injured or killed while performing their daily work activities in confined spaces.  By nature, these work areas have limited openings for personnel entry and exit which complicates rescue, retrieval, and emergency response.  Diversified Fall Protection offers a complete line of OSHA compliant manual and power driven rescue winch systems for confined space entry, rescue, and retrieval applications.

Design Considerations

  • Advanced Digital Series Winches  rated for maximum working loads of 450 lbs (204 kg) with an 11:1 safety factor.
  • Two cranking speeds capable of retrieval/descent from 13 ft/min (4 m/min) to 30 ft/min (9 m/min).
  • Advanced Digital Winches available in 3 standard sizes.
  • Designed to accommodate various diameters of cables up to 3/8” (9.5 mm) and ropes up to 5/8” (15.9 mm).
  • All cable/rope assemblies come with a double locking swivel snap hook with overload indicator.

OSHA Regulations

  • Rescue and Descent
    • 1926.502(d) 'Personal fall arrest systems.' Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
    • 1926.502(d)(20) The employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.

Did You Know?

According to OSHA, the distance from a leading edge does not mitigate the hazard? Any leading edge over 4 feet in general industry and 6 feet in construction is considered a hazard.