Product Info: Ridgegear RGA4 Fall Arrest Block

The Ridgegear RGA4 Fall Arrest Block is a three way retrieval block fitted with an up/down winch mechanism and the standard fall arrest capability.

This unit can be used as a standard fall arrest block, but in the event of a fall, the operative can be winched up or down to safety almost immediately. As most rescue systems lower the casualty, the RGA4 can raise the operative to safe area, if the area below is unsuitable.

The RGA4 fall arrest block can also be fitted to the Ridgegear RGR1 Rescue Tripod for use in the confined access industry.

The Man-riding rescue retrieval winch function is for use only as a rescue provision & NOT for access / egress. Where an operative is required to be lowered / raised for access / egress, then please use such equipment as the RGR7 50m Two-speed Man Riding RGR7 Winch .

This arrangement must be backed up with a independent separate fall arrest system, and a rescue provision that is also separate to the winch. Where a 15m maximum length is suitable the RGA4 / RGA4H can provide both fall arrest back-up as well as the rescue provision. If the requirement is for more than 15m metres, please contact us for further details.

The key features of the RGA4 Fall Arrest Block include:

  • 15m Fall Arrest Block.
  • 5mm galvanised wire cable.
  • Weight 11.4kg.
  • Max. user weight 140kg.
  • Max. force <6kN.
  • Handle turn rtio 1:10.
  • Handle force ratio 1:10.
  • Built in fall indicator.
  • Recovery winch.


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