Product News: Safety & Security Equipment

Rescue/Descent Device has extended 7 yr recertification cycle.

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November 10, 2009 - Miller SafEscape ELITE Rescue/Descent Device is designed to evacuate or rescue personnel from elevated heights up to 1,640 ft. Bi-directional design accommodates 1 or 2 users simultaneously, on multiple descents. Featuring aluminum and SS construction, device meets all applicable safety standards worldwide, including European EN341/2008 Standard. It is available as basic model or in custom-designed kit for wind energy and tower crane applications.

Miller Fall Protection

1345 15th St., Franklin, PA, 16323, USA

Original Press Release

New Miller SafEscape(TM) ELITE Rescue/Descent Device

Press release date: November 6, 2009

Extended service life - 7-year interval before an unused unit is required for recertification.

Franklin, PA - The new Miller SafEscape ELITE Rescue/Descent Device (RDD) by Miller Fall Protection is the next-generation global solution for rescue/descent that lowers cost of ownership, meets all applicable safety standards throughout the world, enhances safety and is easy to use. An automatic descent control device designed to evacuate or rescue personnel from an elevated height, it can accommodate one or two users simultaneously, on multiple descents. It is available as basic Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD models or in custom-designed kits for Wind Energy and Tower Crane applications.

COST SAVINGS - No Annual Factory Recertification
Only unit on the market with extended service life - lowers cost of ownership (7-year interval before an unused unit is required for recertification). Keeps the Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD on-the-job, ready for service. No special storage case needed.

GLOBAL SOLUTION - Meets All Applicable Safety Standards Globally
Companies operating internationally can be assured that the Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD meets all applicable safety standards throughout the world. The only rescue and descent device on the market that meets the very stringent, European EN341/2008 Standard.

ENHANCES SAFETY - User-Rated for Up to Two (2) Workers
Designed for self-rescue, assisted rescue or provides the capability for more users to evacuate in a shorter period of time. Also designed for multiple descents to permit the evacuation of multiple workers or during training sessions requiring repetitive use.

EASY TO USE
o Bi-Directional Design - As a descent is initiated, the other end of the rope is ascending readying itself for another rescue.
o Up to 1,640 Feet Lifeline Descent Capacity - Provides greater flexibility to address a changing environment and ever-increasing height requirements.
o Lightweight and Compact Design - Aluminum and stainless steel construction; palm-size design makes handling the Miller SafEscape ELITE RDD easier during emergencies.
o Optional Hoisting Wheel and/or Ladder Bracket Available - Hoisting wheel provides increased flexibility to help facilitate a variety of rescue situations. Specially designed modular ladder bracket can be easily installed and removed based upon changing application needs or emergency requirements.
o Convenient Kit Options Available - All-inclusive kits include components required for emergency evacuation and/or rescue.

For more information on the new Miller SafEscape ELITE Rescue/Descent Device, contact Miller Technical Service at 800/873-5242 or visit our website: www.millerfallprotection.com

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