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Heightec Ltd.

Unit 19, Lake District Business Park Mint Bridge Road, LA9 6NH Kendal
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1539 728866
Fax +44 1539 728833
sales@heightec.com

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A+A 2019 hall map (Hall 6): stand C48

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A+A 2019 fairground map: Hall 6

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Safety at work
  • 01.01  Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • 01.01.01  Head protection, helmets

Head protection, helmets

Our products

Product category: Head protection, helmets

DUON-Air™ Vented Helmet

Ultimate head protection for work at height and confined spaces.

DUON is the only helmet that has full compliance with two European standards, EN 397 and EN 12492, having a special chin strap buckle with a variable fastening power and variable venting.

DUON helmets have a unique chinstrap buckle which can be switched between ‘strong’ and ‘weak’ to give conformity with either standard, allowing wearers to be fully compliant in complex environments containing different, changing hazards.

The DUON-Air vented helmet version has vents that can be switched to give conformity with either standard. All switching is carried out without tools.

The DUON has been successfully tested following accelerated UV exposure (the equivalent of 25 years in Northern Europe or 10 years anywhere in the world including Saudi Arabia). This was based on 40 hours per week average exposure.

The DUON’s maximum lifespan has been increased to 10 years use. Previously this was limited to 5 years use and 5 years storage (a total of 10 years).

Performance:
EN397 (‘industrial’) has a weak chinstrap to prevent injury if the helmet becomes trapped in machinery etc. and small vents to prevent items such as sparks hitting the wearer.
EN12492 (‘mountaineering’) has a strong chinstrap so the helmet stays in place in a fall – protecting the head, and large vents to help prevent workers getting too hot – an occupational health improvement.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

NEW APEX – Integrated Rope Access Harness

Introducing the newest addition to our harness range. The APEX integrated rope access harness is the only harness on the market offering an integrated yet replaceable chest ascender.

The APEX integrated rope access harness features a unique design to increase comfort and make ascending easier and more efficient.

Comprises of the EXTOL harness and SYNC chest ascender

SafeLock™ quick connect leg, waist and chest buckles make fitting fast and easy. Quick connect buckles also allows the harness to be removed without the need for re-adjustment.

High load rating 140kg. 20kg SWL gear loops.

The SYNC is the first ever fully removable ascender offering the performance and security of a sewn in design.

SYNC offers the advantages of an integrated ascender but with the flexibility of being removable when required. The SYNC performs as part of the harness.

Replaceable SYNC chest ascender increases usable lifespan.

Sits tight against the chest section for efficient ascending.

Can be fitted and removed from the harness quickly and without the need for any tools, slots directly onto harness webbing.

Features X-Cam Technology.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

EGO Rope Access Descender

High specification multi-function rope access descender for ascent, descent, hauling & rescue.

The EGO offers all the functions for professional users, in an intuitive, easy to clean & maintain design.

Simple – all components are accessible for cleaning and inspection

Reliable – intuitive progressive secondary brake

Tough – designed for aggressive environments e.g. offshore blasting, geotechnical work

High load rated – 200 kg fully independent rescue device, no extra components needed for rescue.

Progressive second brake is more intuitive for users unlike devices that trip out. Allows ease of use in more aggressive work environments (e.g. slopes, grit & muddy ropes) or if descending quickly past an obstacle.

The cam design gives precise control, giving a safe and more predictable descent.

The handle remains locked in the safe position for all functions other than descent. This reduces the need to manipulate the device for functions such as ascent and changeovers.

The EGO rope access descender has a number of inherent safety features including threading protection which ensures the device is used in the correct orientation, an anti-panic progressive brake which slows to stop if the handle is pulled too hard in descent and has a built-in wear indicator which shows when the device should be retired.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

VANTAGE 5:1 Locking Casualty Pulley

The VANTAGE 5:1 locking pulley is for transferring a casualty onto a rescue system without cutting connections.

The pulley is extremely simple and intuitive to operate and offers a strong, light, tangle free method of lifting and transferring a casualty.

The cam automatically locks allowing simple and safe rescue procedures to be carried out.

The VANTAGE offers 5:1 mechanical advantage if rigged (tail end is attached at the load being lifted).

The woven sheath material is flexible yet highly compressible which prevents snagging and tangling between cord or pulleys, unlike similar products using mesh.

The sheath also provides  providing cut/abrasion resistance.

All components of the VANTAGE 5:1 locking casualty pulley are approved as PPE. Functions as a secure single attachment so there is no need for an additional ‘rated’ connection.

Automatic locking allow efficient progress capture during rescue. The cam does not lock open, removing the risk of accidentally releasing the load.

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Product category: Rescue equipment

CHRYSALIS Rescue Stretcher

Versatile rescue roll stretcher with patented integral casualty harness.

The rescue stretcher has six patient restraint straps to ensure the casualty is kept secure as well as one head restraint system. The retaining straps are aligned for rapid fastening in an emergency situation.

Integral support stirrup of the stretcher enables vertical lifting from one lifting point.

High abrasion resistance of the outer case and the high visibility design ensures ultimate protection of the casualty.
The integral body harness conforms to the dynamic performance requirements of EN 361 (full body fall arrest harness; unique to the CHRYSALIS). With 125 kg mass.

The CHRYSALIS rescue stretcher can be used for both horizontal and vertical lifting for rescue from a wide range of confined, exposed or high locations.

Made from reinforced coated fabric which gives unbeatable weight to strength. The full body casualty harness provides an unrivalled combination of fit, comfort and strength. Quick buckle system means using the harness is fast and simple.

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Product category: Rescue equipment

ROTOR Automatic Rescue and Evacuation Descender

The ultimate high performance rescue descender for self-evacuation or casualty recovery from tall structures, including wind turbines.

Unique robust design, developed for the most demanding environments.

Total durability with 10+ year lifespan, fully waterproof mechanism and minimal maintenance.

Complete safety with lowering & lifting capability, high load rating and integral load indicator.

Lifts in either direction via detachable handle. Ratchet locking mechanism holds the load if the handle is released. Locking mechanism is engaged by simple push button, which is recessed to protect against accidental operation. ‘Free running’ position can be engaged for evacuation use.

High rated load with long descent distance:

Load           Max. descent distance           Descent speed
140 kg                4500 m                                   0.7 m/s
200 kg                500 m                                     1.0 m/s
250 kg                220 m                                     1.7 m/s

The ROTOR is integral to our rescue systems listed below and can be available in variable rope lengths:
ROTOR Evacuation System – basic system for rescue & evacuation from height.
ROTOR Tower Crane Rescue System – for self evacuation or recovery of a casualty from tower cranes
ROTOR WTG Rescue System – for self evacuation or recovery of a casualty from tall structures, including wind turbines

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Product category: PPE suppliers

NEW AURA Modular Rope Access System

Premium modular harness system, offers the performance and features of the APEX but in modular form.
Features the CORONA chest harness, ECLIPSE sit harness and SYNC removable chest ascender.

CORONA chest harness features:
Removable chest ascender
Connection orientates ascender close to the chest
Front and rear attachment points
Shoulder padding

ECLIPSE sit harness features:
Large waist D-rings for multiple attachments
Reinforced gear loops with 20kg SWL
Folding side D-rings
Integral workseat attachment points
High lumbar support with shoulder, waist and leg padding
SafeLock™ quick connect leg buckles

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Product category: PPE suppliers

NEW HALO Sit Harness System

The NEW HALO sit harness system for rope access incorporates all the features, capabilities and quality of the AURA integrated into a lightweight design.

The HALO sit harness system comprises of the SOLAR chest harness, SHADOW sit harness and SYNC chest ascender.

The SOLAR chest harness features front attachment point, a lightweight construction and is simple to adjust for the perfect fit. Integrated connection for SYNC chest ascender orientates the ascender close to the chest.

The SHADOW sit harness low profile waist pad is fitted with a waist D-ring for multiple attachments. Also features elasticated rear leg loop straps stow excess webbing neatly away.

High load rating 140kg. 20kg SWL gear loops.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

PHOENIX Professional Rescue Harness

Our PHOENIX professional rescue harness has undergone a recent design review to incorporate a range of improved features including a lightweight breathable jacket and universal sizing giving greater comfort, faster fit and increased versatility.   The new low profile back panel is lightweight and breathable for exceptional comfort.   Unique adjustable locking side buckles allow full adjustment for users at different heights.   Ultra-secure screwlink front attachment permits multi-directional loading for casualty attachment.   SafeLock™ quick connect leg, waist and chest buckles make fitting fast and easy, allowing the harness to be removed without the need for readjustment.   Additional features:  
  • Protected leg webbing increases wear resistance
  • Highly durable and comfortable to wear
  • Accessory loop at shoulder for torch, radio etc
  • Rear attachment point
  • Compatible with back mounted breathing apparatus
  • The PHOENIX professional rescue harness remains the most popular harness in UK fire service.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

NEON – Rigger’s Harness

heightec’s brand new NEON full body rigger’s harness is designed to a high specification, giving riggers maximum comfort and security.

The chest rings and articulated hip section with floating waist belt aligns the webbing to give the optimum fit and superb freedom of movement.

The Ergonomic waist belt with large lumbar pad for high level comfort and support during positioning. Side D-rings stay in place for ease of attachment.

SafeLock™ quick connect leg and waist buckles make fitting fast and easy. As the buckles do not need to be slackened to remove the harness readjustment is not required every time it is worn.

Shoulder buckles allow quick and easy adjustment with one hand.

The new NEON rigger’s harness, quick connect also features integrated parking points allow lanyards to be stowed when not in use yet break free in a fall preventing issues from incorrect loading. Positioned on the should pads to avoid the trip hazard associated with longer lanyards.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

NEXUS – 2 Point Fall Arrest Harness

Ideal for all general work at height and roof safety, the NEXUS 2 point fall arrest height safety harness is light and easy to don.

Features quick connect leg and chest buckles plus shoulder and leg pads.

The unique heightec webbing junction plate enables optimum fit, providing maximum comfort.

Has front and rear attachment points.

Unique stainless steel chest plates orientate the webbing for optimal comfort.

New shoulder buckles allow quick and easy adjustment with one hand.

Front attachment point is suitable for fall arrest, vertical systems and rescue.

Fully adjustable harness structure ensures good fit with maximum comfort and security.

Contrasting leg and torso colour webbing assists correct fitting of harness for the less experienced users.

SafeLock™ quick connect leg, waist and chest buckles make fitting fast and easy, allowing the harness to be removed without the need for readjustment.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

VORTEX WTG Harness

Introducing the newest addition to our harness range. The VORTEX WTG harness is lightweight and multi-functional with an integrated belt designed specifically for the renewables industry.

The VORTEX WTG harness features a rear attachment point positioned at the nape of the neck to eliminate discomfort when climbing WTG ladders. This high rear point ensures a more vertical orientation of the casualty when  lowering during rescue and reduces risk of interference with the ladder rungs.

The breathable low profile back panel and waist pad provide support and protection while climbing.  The waist pad is fitted with two side D’s. The back panel also helps to hold the harness in shape, reducing tangling and aiding orientation.

Shoulder buckles allow quick and easy adjustment with one hand making the harness easily adjustable for offshore use. Elastic webbing retainers on strap ends allow slack webbing to be stowed neatly and easily.

SafeLock™ quick connect leg, waist and chest buckles make fitting fast and easy. Quick connect buckles also allows the harness to be removed without the need for re-adjustment.

Chest rings align the webbing to ensure a good fit giving maximum comfort and security.

The integrated parking points allow lanyards to be stowed when not in use, yet break free in a fall preventing issues from incorrect loading. These are positioned on the shoulder pads to avoid the trip hazard associated with longer lanyards.

20kg SWL gear loops.

140 kg rated load.

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Product category: PPE suppliers, Rescue equipment

QUADRA rescue device

QUADRA rescue device with four different functions:  
  • Life-lining – controlling a safety line attached to a rescuer
  • Lowering – remotely controlling a load
  • Hauling – self-locking load raising
  • Descending – self lowering of operator
Operator is able to change from one function to another instantly, while rope is loaded and without adding additional components.   Patented double-braking mechanism increases friction under heavy loading and reduces rate at which friction is released.   Inspection and cleaning is simple as all component parts of device are visible and accessible.   QUADRA is rated at 200 kg making it suitable for most rescue applications. It also has capacity to arrest a 250 kg load at fall factor 1/3 without damage to rope and retaining full function. All load bearing components are stainless steel for corrosion resistance and reduced spark hazard.   Updated versions have improved threading and durability without changing performance or method of performance.

The QUADRA (D011) can only be threaded with the connector removed, which helps to prevent tampering. The QUADRA Rescue Device with opening sides (D012 See Datasheet) allows threading while attached to an anchor point and is more suited to technical rescue.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

VECTOR Fall Arrest Device

The VECTOR fall arrest device is designed for  used on a vertical rope and for work restraint when used on level or sloping ground.   Designed to be used on 10.5-11.0 mm diameter low stretch rope the VECTOR moves up and down freely with the user, allowing a high degree of flexibility whilst working.   Satisfies requirements of both EN 353-2 (vertical fall arrest) and EN358 (work positioning) standards.   Key Features:  
  • Multi-functional – fall arrest, work positioning
  • Can be loaded onto the rope at any point
  • Moves freely up and down the vertical line
  • Self-locking cam
  • Supremely simple to use
  • Easy to inspect and maintain – all component parts are visable
  • Individually marked for traceability
  • Anodised aluminium and stainless steel construction
For maximum ease of movement and safety, we recommend attachment of VECTOR fall arrest device with a short extension link (e.g. 35 cm including connectors).

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Product category: PPE suppliers

FUSION back-up

The first back-up device to combine the effectiveness of a unique patented high-load cam with a speed sensing trigger mechanism.     Adaptable   Versatile back-up device for rope access, fall arrest, positioning or hauling.     Tows freely with a cowstail, without user intervention.   Simple   Fully functional with normal dynamic rope lanyards (cowstails) – no additional energy absorber needed.   Works in all situations – on slopes, both horizontally and vertically.   Locks automatically if in a free fall or if user descends too quickly.   Self parks, even after extended use.   Practical   The speed sensing mechanism is fully sealed against aggressive conditions and will lock (fail to safe) if it becomes jammed or contaminated.   Load bearing cam can be easily cleaned and inspected.   Features:  
  • No additional energy absorber required
  • Rated for two person rescue loads with no rope damage
  • Self parking capability even after extended use
  • Remains attached to cowstail to prevent risk of dropping
  • Can be towed using the cowstail, without intervention
  • from the user
  • Can be used as a normal cam loaded device
  • for hauling or positioning
  • Function of load bearing cam can be easily checked before use

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Product category: PPE suppliers

QUANTUM rope access back up device

The QUANTUM rope access back up device arrests a 2 person fall without damaging the rope.  The unique cam grips the rope in two places (patented) preventing damage associated with the single loading point found on other devices.

It has minimum slippage during arrest on all rope types therefore minimising the fall distance and it does not damage the sheath – even on old or dirty rope.

The opening catch means the device does not need to be detached from the lanyard to insert or remove rope. This not only simplifies the operation but also removes the risk of dropped objects during mid rope manoeuvres.

The cam prevents rope damage so no additional shock absorber is necessary. The QUANTUM can be attached to harness via cowstail or short webbing link.

The maximum lanyard length 0.45 m  up to a fall factor of 2 or  lanyard length 0.9 m which has up to a fall factor 1. Does not require additional energy absorber.

All component parts are visable and accessibly, making the device easy to inspect, clean and maintain.

The QUANTUM contains high strength alloy with stainless steel friction surfaces for reduced wear and consistent performance.

Suitable for two person rescue.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

PRISM Descender

Multi functional PRISM descender specifically designed for rope access. High capacity rope descender can be used for abseiling, ascending, lowering, hauling and rescue.

Multiple threading configurations provide different levels of friction. User can switch from one configuration to the other while device is loaded:

Normal Friction – will brake if the handle is released or if it is squeezed fully. PRISM does not require additional friction from a second karabiner to hold higher loads.

Reduced Friction – used for: ascending, paying rope in and out, or under partial load, such as when moving across a horizontal surface towards an edge prior to abseiling.

Meets selection criteria of IRATA International Code of Practice, March 2013, 2.7.5.4.

Locks if handle is released or squeezed too hard. Suitable 2 person loads.

Patented duo brake mechanism increases friction under heavy loading and reduces rate at which friction is released.

Inspection and cleaning is simple as all component parts of device are visible and accessible.

Stainless steel friction surfaces for reduced wear and consistent performance.

Can be used as a releasable anchor in rig for rescue systems.

The PRISM provides a hands free locking function and can be changed from lift to lower whilst under load. It is a core component in the Advanced Lifting and Lowering Kit.

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Product category: PPE suppliers, Rescue equipment

POWERLOCK tower rescue and evacuation descender

The POWERLOCK is a sophisticated tower rescue and evacuation descender specifically designed to recover a suspended casualty via a “pick-off” rescue in descent.

Patented secondary braking mechanism of the alloy POWERLOCK tower rescue and evacuation descender increases the force applied by the operator and provides a dampening effect when the braking cam is released.

Very fine descent control with minimal “Go” position for maximum safety. The tail rope can be pulled back through the device if needed, allowing the device to move back up an unloaded rope.

The POWERLOCK is intuitive to use for both descending and lowering. The long handle allows for fine control of rope friction during descent.

Anodised aluminium material used for this device ensures the device is light weight, easy to use and contains scratch resistance qualities.

High load rating – suitable for two person loads.

POWERLOCK is supplied as component of TowerPack – Tower Rescue System (WK33 & WK34) . This work system is for evacuation, lowering or recovery of a casualty by abseiling from tall structures.

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Product category: PPE suppliers, Rescue equipment

MICRON Descender

The MICRON descender allows a person to make a controlled descent from high level with unique, patented braking system with secondary panic lock.

It gives double action safety and fine control using pre-loaded, high strength, heat resistant Aramid cord. The 100% Aramid construction of MICRON cord gives increased performance at high temperatures over Aramid mixes. (Non-Aramid components melt sooner, leaving the cord with reduced strength).

Potential use by anyone who works at height, but perfect for the onshore and offshore wind industry.

Its compact small size (equivalent to 10 mm karabiner) provides full size functionality, is lightweight and easy to carry on the harness as part of the full evacuation system.

The MICRON descender is only available in the Micron Evacuation System (D33***). Small and light, the system can be carried at all times and can be used for descent or to lower or raise a casualty.

Pre-threaded, complete with attachment karabiners and prompt sheet. Packed and sealed in durable storage bag.

Standard lengths available: 15m, 50m, 100m & 120m. Please contact us for bespoke lengths.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

PULSAR Ascender

Right handed, handled ascender rope access device.   When tested on new Tectra 11 mm low stretch rope, these handled ascenders were found to be 25% stronger than their most popular sharp toothed competitor, with average breaking loads up to 675 kg for X-cams versus 535 kg for the established design.   However, the greatest increase in performance is exhibited if the ascender continues to be loaded after the sheath of the rope has ruptured.   In this situation, X-Cams will hold up to 200 kg on the broken sheath and rope cores. Established toothed designs supported only around 30 kg in heightec tests – nowhere near enough to support a person.   heightec X-Cam ascenders therefore significantly reduce the possibility of complete system failure by exerting a considerable hold on a rope after the sheath has broken.   X-Cam has a more advanced tooth design than traditional cams and is more suitable for industrial applications as it does not pluck the rope, so reducing rate of rope wear.   It maintains a high degree of grip – even on old or dirty rope.   The handle design is ergonomically positioned and profiled for optimal pulling and greater comfort to the user.   Contains high strength alloy with stainless steel friction surfaces.   Two attachment points allow cowstail and footloop to be connected separately which eliminates the need to open a loaded karabiner.     X-Cam™ design gives increased performance over traditional sharp tooth design  
  • Cam exerts considerable grip on rope after sheath has broken
  • Cam doesn’t pluck rope
  • Easy to remove from rope if accidentally jammed into knot
Ergonomic shape with profile grip  
  • Giving optimum pulling position
  • Improved comfort
Two attachment points  
  • Keeps cowstail and footloop separate
  • Eliminates need to open a loaded karabiner
    PULSAR X-Cam Handled Ascender Rope Access Device, left handed; is also available.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

SYNC Removable Chest Ascender

The SYNC is the first ever fully removable chest ascender offering the performance and security of a sewn in design. The new design offers all the advantages of an integrated ascender but with the flexibility of being removed when required.

SYNC chest ascender sits tightly against the chest section for efficient ascending and supreme comfort.

Can be removed from the harness quickly for replacement, without the need for extra tools. Simply remove the harness screwlink and unhook the SYNC.

Innovative attachment points secures ascender and reduces movement to an absolute minimum for optimum comfort and efficiency.

Unique attachment method slots directly onto harness webbing, no extra connectors are required. The harness can be open and closed as normal with a screwlink/karabiner.

Patent pending.

Integrates with EXTOL, CORONA and SOLAR to perform as part of the harness:

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Product category: Rescue equipment

HURRICANE rope grab with pulley – alloy

Unique, patented casualty recovery hauling device only available only from heightec.

Constructed of lightweight alloy with our trademark X-Cam™, designed specifically for industrial or professional use and offers immediate purchase on the rope whilst minimising the potential for rope damage.

The X-Cam™ will continue to hold over 100 kg on a rope even in the extreme event of a sheath being ruptured.

The simplicity and compactness of the HURRICANE compared with other traditional systems is a major advantage in allowing non-experts to achieve the lifting of a suspended casualty.  It is the only product to allow intuitive assembly of such a system.

As the device can be attached at any point along the rope, the lifting system can be remote from the casualty, reducing the amount of rope required by around 70%.

The HURRICANE is very widely used in fire and rescue service. Selected for use by all official UK Urban Search and Rescue Teams. Received innovation award by British Safety Industry Federation.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

CYCLONE heavy duty hauling pulley with locking cam

The CYCLONE is a heavy duty hauling pulley with locking cam for demanding environments.   Specifically designed for technicians to aid hauling of equipment and materials.   X-Cam has a more advanced tooth design than traditional cams and is more suitable for industrial applications as it does not pluck the rope, so reducing rate of rope wear.   CYCLONE Hauling Pulley Additional Features:  
  • Simple, clean design for ease of rigging.
  • Low friction integral pulley wheel.
  • Unique ‘X Cam’ locking mechanism.
  • Does not jam, even against knots.
  • Provides high degree of grip on ropes of varying condition including rupture of the sheath.
  • 100 kg safe working load.
For use with 10.5 mm to 11.0 mm diameter rope.   NB: The CYCLONE is not certified for lifting persons.   The CYCLONE is a core component of our Basic Lifting Kit a complete lifting kit for hauling small to medium sized loads.   The stainless steel CYCLONE is at home onshore or offshore as the low friction nylon pulley wheel and stainless body afford high strength and high corrosion resistance even in the most demanding of environments.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

TORNADO lifting & lowering device

The TORNADO is a lifting & lowering device with a locking cam for use on kernmantle rope.   The one way bearing in the main cam allows it to rotate freely when lifting but lock when lowering.   Functions as a pulley when lifting for minimum friction and provides friction for controlled lowering.   Controlled lifting is a widespread activity in all work at height and rescue.   With its smooth running one way bearing, the TORNADO lifting and lowering device is a light and versatile addition to any lifting system.   Operation of this device is simple – pull the tail end of rope to lift, raise the body of the device to lower.   The rope can be installed while the device is connected to the anchor point to reduce the risk of dropping.   Uses:  
  • Raising loads
  • Lowering loads
  • Positioning loads
  • Backing up ‘endless loop’ hand hauling systems
  • Can also be used in compound pulley systems to increase mechanical advantage.
  Designed for loads up to 50 kg.   All lifting products are marked with working load limits and certified.   Patented GB 2 437 793.   Integral part of our Lifting & Lowering Kit. Can be used for raising, lowering or positioning loads. Ideally suited to the renewables, construction and telecoms industries.   Stainless steel TORNADO (D70) is available for high strength and high corrosion resistance.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

TWISTER load controller

The TWISTER load controller device with locking cam is used for controlled lifting and lowering.   Lightweight and compact it can be used to provide extra security in any situation when loads are traditionally hauled and lowered by hand where no locking system exists.   Can be used in compound pulley systems to increase mechanical advantage.  
  • Allows the controlled hauling with minimal friction
  • Provides friction for controlled lowering
  • Locks if released when lifting or lowering
  The TWISTER load controller can be used for:  
  • Raising loads
  • Lowering loads
  • Positioning loads
  • Backing up ‘endless loop’ hand hauling system

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Product category: Height guards, fall protection

GRATEMATE – lightweight rope protector for metal or composite grating walkways

GRATEMATE grating rope protector is specially designed for metal or composite grating walkways known as ‘Kennedy grating’ found on offshore platforms and petrochemical as well as process sites.

The two ropes pass through separate apertures to prevent rope on rope friction when in use.

GRN (Glass Reinforced Nylon) plastic construction gives unrivalled strength and durability in use whilst remaining lightweight.

As the rope tubes are separate the grating rope protector can straddle the transverse bars of the grating allowing it to fit a larger range of grate sizes.

4 cord attachment points to secure Gratemate, giving a large range of tie down options. Comes complete with cord.

2 karabiner holes allow the Gratemate to be transported easily on harness gear loops or racked together for storage.

Maximum rope diameter is 13 mm

The GRATEMATE requires no tools to fit therefore preventing any risk of dropped objects.

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Product category: PPE suppliers, Height guards, fall protection

GRATEMATE Plus grating rope protector

GRATEMATE Plus grating rope protector is specially designed for metal or composite grating walkways known as ‘Kennedy grating’ found on offshore platforms and petrochemical as well as process sites.

The two ropes pass through separate apertures to prevent rope on rope friction when in use.

As the rope tubes are mounted separately in the body, the grating rope protector can straddle the transverse bars of the grating allowing it to fit a larger range of sizes.

The GRATEMATE Plus is made with durable stainless steel construction which provides corrosion resistance; particularly important when used in demanding weather conditions.

Maximum rope diameter is 13 mm.

The GRATEMATE Plus requires no tools, preventing dropped objects. Additional cam lever for rapid installation or removal from work environment

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Product category: PPE suppliers, Height guards, fall protection

SENTINEL Chainmail Rope Protector with fabric cover 0.5m

Sentinel and cover comes as a complete unit, chainmail rope protector and outer canvas cover.

SENTINEL chainmail rope protector can also be used to protect ropes, lanyards, cows tails etc. when not working with sharp tools or materials.

In tests against a guillotined steel edge the Sentinel chainmail withstood over 200 passes. In the same test, canvas was cut through after 2 passes. The stainless steel construction also safeguards against corrosion. Results are shown in our video clip below.

Supplementary attachment loop allows multiple protectors to be connected together to cover longer lengths.

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Product category: PPE suppliers, Height guards, fall protection

Cascade Edge Protector

Rope protection is a last resort, preferred option is to rig ropes away from an edge.

The Cascade Edge Protector is another addition to our range of rope protectors.

Constructed of durable stainless steel, the Cascade is corrosion resistant making it perfect in exposed locations.

It is suitable for use in a range of different work situations including over brick and concrete edges & walls, metal edges such as hatches and walkways, or GRP in WTG Nacelle.

The asymmetric shape and design of the edge protector enables increased stability when in use. 3 stainless steel guides hold ropes in position and keep twin ropes separate. Security cord can be used to help keep ropes within the guides if necessary.

Rounded edge profile reduces friction when hauling or lowering.

This edge protector can accommodate a variety of rope diameters, including: 10.5 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm.

We are continuously designing and developing new products to meet the needs of the height safety industry. Recent designs in rope protectors include the Sentinel Chainmail Rope Protector and the Gratemate Plus – Rope Protector.

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Product category: Rescue equipment

TELSON Drag Stretcher for Confined Space

3/4 length drag stretcher designed for confined area rescue and ideal for wind turbine rescue.

Metal half body drag stretcher allows safe access to casualties in restricted hub areas. Can lift casualty horizontally or vertically, depending on rescue required.

Provides durable transportation for extraction to safe area over rough terrain and industrial machinery.

Constructed of high strength stainless steel, this stretcher gives high body protection for the casualty and has adjustable head and neck immobilisation strap with adjustable chest and leg slings.

Angled profile at base, sides and head ends help movement over obstacles.

Flexible handle at the head end increases the usable area of the stretcher without increasing the overall size.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

ELITE Twin Lanyards

heightec’s newly designed ELITE twin lanyards now feature:

New style heatshrunk absorber with replaceable neoprene cover, tamper evident but with increased durability.
Suspension intolerance relief footloop deploys automatically providing support for both feet.
High load rating – approved for users up to 140 kg.
Absorber will not deploy at force less than 200 kg. Min strength 1500 kg after deployment.

Patented HELIX™ ropes allow high degree of twist in lanyard legs, minimising kinking.

The large central ring provides parking point for unused leg and prevents issues caused by 3 way loading.

Each lanyard has a unique serial ID number, which allows easy management of equipment.

heightec’s range of high specification ELITE twin lanyards allow for continuous attachment whilst climbing and feature in many of our ready-to-use work kits.

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Product category: PPE suppliers, Height guards, fall protection

PIRANHA adjustable lanyard

PIRANHA adjustable lanyard is a compact device used for work positioning on masts, towers, pylons or other lattice structures in the telecoms, power and entertainment industries.

The Piranha adjustable lanyard has a gradual action and can be accurately controlled with one hand – for both taking in and paying out.

Adjustable lanyard to allow precise positioning for the work task.

Sleeve protects against abrasion, sharp edges and contamination.

Use of screwlinks (certain models) helps eliminate risk of side or cross loads, and can be a semi-permanent attachment if required. Adhesive heat shrink prevents the ID label from being damaged or lost.

Replacement ropes are available and can be fitted by the user in minutes and requires only a screwdriver. User can always maintain a grip of the structure for support when adjusting. When used for positioning an additional fall protection system should be used. Meets the requirements of EN795 type B.

NB: When used for positioning an additional fall protection system should be used. Always place equipment so as to minimise a potential fall.

Lengths available: 2m, 3m, 5m.

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Product category: PPE suppliers, Height guards, fall protection

LASER horizontal anchor line

LASER horizontal anchor line, simple to install and can be easily adjusted and released.

Approved for up to 18m span with no intermediate anchor points required.

Certified for use by two users simultaneously, even in fall arrest.

Suitable for restraint or fall arrest.

Adjusted & tensioned by hand, The adjuster will not damage the rope even after a two person fall arrest impact.

Designed to dissipate the energy from a fall with no damage to rope or adjuster.

If access is required over a large area then a horizontal line could be used to improve safety and efficiency. A PIRANHA adjuster device can be attached to the Laser allowing independent adjustment of the users position in two perpendicular directions.

Lengths available: 10m, 18m, 25m.

NB: Span lengths above 18m use for restraint only.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

KARI Transport bags

Tough, multi-purpose roll-top transport bags   Designed specifically for work at height and rescue bringing all the features of traditional dry bags to work at height but with increased protection.   heightec’s transport bag range offer a style for every function - personal, kit, lifting, rope, rescue and tool bags.     Features:  
  • Rucksack style carrying straps
  • Roll-top closure
  • Waterproof fabric and welded seams
  • Lockable side fasteners
  • Load rated daisy chain
  • Reinforced base
  • Clear document pocket

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Oct 10, 2019

NEW Rope Access Harness Range with Modular Options

heightec’s new range of rope access harnesses have been designed for absolute safety, durability and strength.

The new range of high specification harness options enable you to build the perfect kit to suit you and your work:

APEX  integrated system (H001Q) – the only harness offering an integrated yet replaceable chest ascender:
EXTOL full body quick connect harness, fitted with integral SYNC chest ascender
Close fitting ascender gives a more efficient ascent
Front and rear attachment points
Large waist D-ring for multiple attachments
High lumbar support with shoulder waist and leg padding
 
AURA  modular system (H002Q) – offers the features and performance of the APEX but in modular form:
CORONA chest harness, ECLIPSE sit harness and integral SYNC chest ascender
Integrated connection for SYNC chest ascender, easy to fit and remove without tools
Lightweight shoulder padding
Large waist D-ring for multiple attachments
Front and rear attachment points
High lumbar support with waist and leg padding
 
HALO  modular system (H003) – all the features, capabilities and quality of the AURA integrated into a lightweight design:
SOLAR chest harness, SHADOW sit harness and integral SYNC chest ascender
Lightweight shoulder webbing
Front fall arrest attachment point
Integral connection fitted with SYNC chest ascender
Low profile leg and waist padding
 
All heightec rope access harness are rated to 140kg.

SYNC  – Each harness combination system features our new removable Sync chest ascender which offers the advantages of an integrated ascender but with the flexibility of being removable when required. Features:

Unique design that makes ascending easier and more efficient
secure, stable and comfortable and performs like part of the harness
125kg rated
 X-Cam™ technology
 
X-Cam™ technology features in all heightec rope access ascenders.

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Oct 8, 2019

X-Cam Technology

X-Cam™ Technology is an advanced, high performance design featured in all heightec rope access ascenders as well as the CYCLONE and HURRICANE hauling pulleys.

Our unique cam design is a considerable improvement on traditional sharp toothed cams.

High strength toothed cam has a tensile strength around 50% greater than competitor models.

Advanced features of X-Cam Technology:

High strength durable construction
Highly effective on angled ropes
Does not jam, even against a knot
Exceptional grip but won’t pluck the rope
Perfect for down climbing and rope manoeuvres
Release catch allows single handed operation
heightec rope devices feature X-Cam Technology:

SYNC – the first ever fully integrated chest ascender. Features all the advantages of an integrated ascender but with the flexibility of being removable when required.

TWIST – chest ascender. Can be integrated into a full body harness or used to link chest and sit harness.

COMPACT – basic ascender. Ideal spare ascender for use in hauling and rescue systems.

PULSAR – handled ascender. Features an ergonomic handle position and profile. Left handed version also available.

CYCLONE – heavy duty hauling pulley. Locking cam pulley specifically designed for technicians to aid hauling of equipment and materials.

HURRICANE – casualty recovery hauling device. Allows pulley system to be created at any point along a kernmantel rope.

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Oct 3, 2019

NEW Style PHOENIX Professional Rescue Harness

Our PHOENIX professional rescue harness has undergone a recent design review to incorporate a range of improved features including a lightweight breathable jacket and universal sizing giving greater comfort, faster fit and increased versatility.

The new low profile back panel is lightweight and breathable for exceptional comfort.

Unique adjustable locking side buckles allow full adjustment for users at different heights.

Ultra-secure screwlink front attachment permits multi-directional loading for casualty attachment.

SafeLock™ quick connect leg, waist and chest buckles make fitting fast and easy, allowing the harness to be removed without the need for readjustment.

Additional features:

Protected leg webbing increases wear resistance
Highly durable and comfortable to wear
Accessory loop at shoulder for torch, radio etc
Rear attachment point
Compatible with back mounted breathing apparatus
The PHOENIX professional rescue harness remains the most popular harness in UK fire service.

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Sep 30, 2019

NEW VORTEX WTG Harness

Introducing the newest addition to our harness range. The VORTEX WTG harness is lightweight and multi-functional with an integrated belt designed specifically for the renewables industry.

The VORTEX WTG harness features a rear attachment point positioned at the nape of the neck to eliminate discomfort when climbing WTG ladders. This high rear point ensures a more vertical orientation of the casualty when  lowering during rescue and reduces risk of interference with the ladder rungs.

The breathable low profile back panel and waist pad provide support and protection while climbing.  The waist pad is fitted with two side D’s. The back panel also helps to hold the harness in shape, reducing tangling and aiding orientation.

Shoulder buckles allow quick and easy adjustment with one hand making the harness easily adjustable for offshore use. Elastic webbing retainers on strap ends allow slack webbing to be stowed neatly and easily.

SafeLock™ quick connect leg, waist and chest buckles make fitting fast and easy. Quick connect buckles also allows the harness to be removed without the need for re-adjustment.

Chest rings align the webbing to ensure a good fit giving maximum comfort and security.

The integrated parking points allow lanyards to be stowed when not in use, yet break free in a fall preventing issues from incorrect loading. These are positioned on the shoulder pads to avoid the trip hazard associated with longer lanyards.

20kg SWL gear loops.

140 kg rated load.

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Sep 25, 2019

NEW Style ELITE Twin Lanyards

heightec’s newly designed ELITE twin lanyards now feature:

New style heatshrunk absorber with replaceable neoprene cover, tamper evident but with increased durability.
Suspension intolerance relief footloop deploys automatically providing support for both feet.
High load rating – approved for users up to 140 kg.
Absorber will not deploy at force less than 200 kg. Min strength 1500 kg after deployment.

Patented HELIX™ ropes allow high degree of twist in lanyard legs, minimising kinking.

The large central ring provides parking point for unused leg and prevents issues caused by 3 way loading.

Each lanyard has a unique serial ID number, which allows easy management of equipment.

heightec’s range of high specification ELITE twin lanyards allow for continuous attachment whilst climbing and feature in many of our ready-to-use work kits.

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Sep 18, 2019

NEW NEON Rigger’s Harness

Introducing the newest addition to our harness range. The NEON is our brand new multi-adjustable harness for tower climbing and rigging.

The NEON harness structure ensures good fit with maximum comfort and security.

The chest rings and articulated hip section align the webbing to give the optimum fit and freedom of movement.

Ergonomic belt with large lumbar pad for high level comfort and support during positioning. The side D-rings stay in place for ease of attachment.

Bolt bags can be attached directly around load bearing webbing.

The NEON rigger’s harness, quick connect also features integrated parking points allowing lanyards to be stowed when not in use yet break free in a fall preventing issues from incorrect loading. The parking points are positioned on the shoulder pads to avoid trip hazards associated with longer lanyards.

Safelock™ quick connect leg and waist buckles make fitting fast and easy. Harness readjustment is not required every time it is worn, as the buckles do not need to be slackened to remove it.

The shoulder buckles allow quick and easy adjustment with one hand.

Elastic webbing retainers on shoulder and waist straps allow slack webbing to be stowed neatly and easily.

140 kg rated load.

Also available with standard leg buckles.

Optional extra: Rear attachment point extension strap (MML03).

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Sep 11, 2019

NEW VANTAGE™ 5:1 Locking Casualty Pulley

heightec’s new VANTAGE™ Locking Casualty Pulley has been specifically designed for transferring a casualty onto a rescue system without cutting connections.

The sheath between the pulleys prevents tangling and provides cut/abrasion resistance. The sheath is constructed of highly compressible woven plastic which prevents snagging between cord or pulley, unlike similar products using a mesh sleeve.

Automatic locking allows efficient progress capture during rescue. The cam cannot be locked open, removing the risk of accidentally releasing the load.

8 mm cord provides extra grip for hauling.

1.5 m length allows full, arms length reach, without excessive slack.

All components of the VANTAGE Locking Casualty Pulley are approved as PPE so there is no need for an additional ‘rated’ attachment.

The VANTAGE can be used in conjunction with the TOWERPACK™ rescue system, a self contained rescue kit for snatch or pick off rescues.

The 4:1 mechanical advantage from the VANTAGE enables the rescuer to easily off-weight a casualty from their system onto a rescue system.

The VANTAGE offers 5:1 mechanical advantage if rigged (tail end is attached at the load being lifted).

Release date:  Please call for details.

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heightec provide everything you need for technical work at height - offering a full range of technical work kits and rescue systems, competence based specialist training, expert safety auditing, consultancy, inspection and testing services.

We are a UK manufacturer of premium, high quality technical equipment for all aspects of professional work at height and rescue.

We offer complete solutions for all industry types with a comprehensive range of products manufactured at our headquarters in the UK.

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