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Spanset Gotcha™ Original Rescue Kit

Durham Lifting’s Spanset Gotcha™ Original Rescue Kit was the first pre-assembled remote rescue kit. Designed for rescuing a suspended casualty from fall arrest lanyards, rope safety lines and fall arrest blocks, all possible from a point of safety.  Casualties can either be raised or lowered to the nearest point of safety, with casualties initially raised to release their original attachment preventing the need for cutting. The kit comes complete with an anchor sling capable of attaching to a wide range of structures and all terminations are sewn for security. The kit is adaptable for different heights of anchor point, colour coded for simplicity and includes an extension pole for remote attachment. Included is the Grabba for rapid rescue from rope safety lines or fall arrest blocks.

Independently Tested to EN: 1496


Product Description

Kit Contains 

  • Upper and Lower Pulleys
  • Gotcha™ Frog
  • Attachment Pole
  • Rope Controller
  • Australian Standards Rescue Rope
  • Rope Grabba (for Inertia Reels)
  • Attachment Sling
  • Karabiners
  • Back Pack Gear Bag

Download: Durham Lifting SpanSet Original Gotcha Kit Data Sheet

Codes Capacity in High Anchor Mode Capacity in Low Anchor Mode Weight of Kit
Gotcha-KIT-0 (50) Up to 17m Up to 13m 7kg
Gotcha-KIT-75 Up to 25m Up to 19m 9kg
Gotcha-KIT-100 Up to 34m Up to 26m 11kg
Gotcha-KIT-150 Up to 51m Up to 39m 15kg
Gotcha-KIT-200 Up to 68m Up to 52m 19kg

To rescue from Fall Arrest Blocks you need to order a Gotcha Kit from the table and a GRABBA.

Work at height can be a hazardous activity. It is essential therefore that we address all the hazards present and reduce the associated risks wherever possible. Correct selection of equipment and training are an essential part of this process. However whilst some hazards are easy to identify, other less obvious hazards can have equally devastating effects. Where a fall protection solution allows the user to fall into a full body harness this is not necessarily the end of the issue. Suspension in a full body harness carries serious consequences if left unaddressed. This is called suspension trauma and is due to a lack of movement and restriction of the users circulation. If the user is able to move or relieve the pressure points then the effects can be dramatically reduced, but in the case of unconscious persons then the effects continue unchecked and rescue is the only option.

Rescue can be carried out in many different ways all with different levels of risk, training requirements, aptitude and commitment. It is therefore important to identify the solution that is right for your application. In order to do this you must consider all the variables such as the equipment they are using, where they are using it and the capability of the users. Another aspect that can be confused with rescue is evacuation. A useful definition between rescue and evacuation is: The Gotcha rescue range also includes evacuation devices or rescue devices that can be used for evacuation. Once again these should be assessed against the application and the ability of the user. Suspension Loop The use of a “suspension loop” is an addition to any rescue system that can help to alleviate the effects of suspension trauma. However this must not be seen as a solution to the problem and is also of little use to unconscious casualties. It can therefore be classed as an intermediate measure and rescue must follow. This is not an item of PPE. MBS 160Kg Order Code: GOTCHA SL Proof Testing and traceability

It is essential that all safety products are fit for purpose, but unlike many other safety products when a rescue kit is required you need it to work first time. You cannot “suspend” the operation and come back another day, the casualty requires assistance and the kit must perform. This is why all Gotcha Rescue kits have been independently tested to prove their capabilities. They are then individually proof tested prior to despatch. This ensures that the product is fit for purpose when supplied. Add to that the individual serial numbering that is on all SpanSet products and the control and inspection is also simplified.

Carry Bags
All Gotcha rescue range kits are supplied in purpose made carry bags.

They are:

  1. Clearly identifiable as emergency rescue equipment
  2. Weatherproof and protective to keep the rescue kit in good condition for when you really need it.
  3. Shaped for ease of carry to help you get it to the work place
  4. Includes carry handles and straps for comfort and security
  5. Strong with reinforcements to cope with life in demanding environments
  6. Can be fitted with “tamper tags” for peace of mind