The RED is a simple, yet highly effective back-up device.The RED's non-aggressive Cams have a positively locking spring, which means that the device is self-parking (rather than self-tailing, like many ropes grabs). This self-parking function is important for Rope Access work techniques as they stipulate that the back-up device should be positioned so as to reduce fall factors to a minimum.
The RED makes use of 'Rotational Braking'- the more the device rotates clockwise, the greater the build-up of friction, which provides the automatic braking in the event of a fall or sudden pull on the Cows-tail.
To increase the effectiveness of the Rotational Brake in a panic situation (for example, a main-line failure), the RED can be fitted with a 'Popper' tow cord release clip*. For further information on the Popper clip, please download the RED Back-up Device Datasheet. The Red is tested and approved for "Two Person Rescue" Loads for Rope Access situations.
Meets ANSI Z359.1-2007 and OSHA requirements in North America. Certified to CE EN 353-2, EN 358, EN 567.
Lazer marked ANSI Z359.1-2007.
10.5 to 11.0 mm semi-static ropes (EN 1891 type A) certified with the device. Weight 202g
If used for fall protection, to meet ANSI and EN requirements, RED Back-up Device must be used without a lanyard or in conjunction with a lanyard (included with the Back-up) under 40 cm (16 inches) to limit maximum potential fall distance to less than 1 meter.