System for lowering from the ground - Petzl USA

System for lowering from the ground


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The RIG can be used to anchor a rope with a pre-installed rescue system from the ground.

The rope may be installed from the ground using a throw-bag or ball attached to a thin cord.

Install the RIG on the rope and attach it to the anchor.

Put the handle into the work positioning mode and make a mule knot, locked with a connector.

Warning: make sure there is enough rope to lower the victim. Tie a knot at the end of the rope.

For this system to work, you must leave in the bag a length of rope equal to the distance from the ground to the anchor, or expressed another way, the total system rope length must be three times the distance from the ground to the anchor.