When entering a confined space, you will need equipment for safe access and egress, tripods, fall arrest recovery devices and man-riding winches form part of this equipment. A tripod is set up over the access point and a fall arrest recovery device is attached to the tripod and then attached to the anchor connection point of the harness worn by the operative. When climbing down the ladder into the confined space should the operative slip or become overcome by gas, the fall arrest device activates the inertia inside (very much like a car seatbelt) and arrests the fall, stopping the operative falling to the ground. The Top Person monitoring the entry can then activate the recovery winch mechanism and either raise (preferably) or lower the casualty to safety.

If no ladder access is available, then you must use a man-riding winch to lower and raise the person in and out of the confined space and the fall arrest device then becomes a back-up secondary system. The fall arrest device is not designed for the continuous raising and lowering of personnel and could become ineffective in the event of fall. After any fall arrest has taken place the tripod, fall arrest and winch must be returned to an authorised service centre, such as Total Protection for examination, the harness used must be destroyed so it can’t be re-used and disposed of correctly. Equipment should be thoroughly checked and inspected before each use and have a 6 monthly LOLER examination carried out by a competent company and a service is required on an annual basis again carried out by an authorised service agent such as Total Protection.

Choosing the right equipment for confined space working is key to maximising safety and meeting Legislative & Health & Safety requirements. We provide no-obligation product advice for your particular needs, just contact us and let’s have a chat.

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Abtech AB15RT Fall Arrest Recovery Block

Abtech AB15RT – 15m Fall Arrest Recovery Device

£691.54 (ex VAT)

The AB15RT has an integral winch mechanism, so in the event of a fall, the top man will be able to raise or lower the user to a safe area. Swivel anchor eye on top. Can be mounted onto the Tripod or Davit arm for access and egress from a confined space.


Abtech RT3 Two Person Rescue Tripod

£823.08 (ex VAT)

The RT3 has 6 anchor points tested to EN795. The 3 overhead pulleys hold up to 11mm rope. The extra swivel anchor points allow a rescuer to double rope and may be used with pulleys for airlines, communication lines, medical kits, tool kits etc.


Abtech T3 Two Person Tripod

£670.00 (ex VAT)

The tripod is the basis of a confined space entry and rescue system giving a strong, stable, and portable anchorage point for fall arrest and recovery systems. One worker can carry and erect the sturdy but lightweight aluminium alloy Tripod.

Globestock G-AutoReel

Globestock G-AutoReel Compact Fall Arrester

£75.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock G-AutoReel Compact Fall Arrester The Globestock G-AutoReel fall arrester is a compact and safe alternative to using a shock

Globestock G-Saver II 20m-34m

Globestock G-Saver II 20m-34m Fall Arrest Recovery

£695.00£1,185.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock G-Saver II Fall Arrest Recovery The Globestock G-Saver II is a retractable fall arrest device which features a combined

Globestock G-Saver II

Globestock G-Saver II 7m-14m Fall Arrest Recovery

£695.00£749.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock G-Saver II Fall Arrest Recovery The Globestock G-Saver II is a retractable fall arrest device which features a combined

Globestock G-Stop

Globestock G-Stop Fall Arrester 7m/14m/20m/34m

£340.00£830.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock G-Stop Fall Arrester 7m/14m/20m/34m The Globestock G-Stop Fall Arrester, manufactured using precision machined components. Additionally, the inertia reel’s internal

Globestock G-Tripod

Globestock G-Tripod for Confined Space Entry

£550.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock G-Tripod The G-Tripod is a quality tripod that is both durable and versatile. Designed for use within confined spaces

Globestock G-Winch Bracket Assembly

Globestock G-Winch Bracket Assembly

£40.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock G-Winch Bracket Assembly Globestock G-Winch Bracket Assembly for round leged tripods.  2 brackets required/supplied for each winch. In addition

Globestock G-Winch

Globestock G-Winch Personnel Rescue/ Recovery Winch

£792.00£835.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock G-Winch Personnel Winch Designed specifically for the use in raising and lowering workers. The Globestock G-Winch, used for both rescue

Globestock Lifting Pulley Wheel

Globestock Lifting Pulley Wheel 150kg/250kg

£51.00£88.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock Lifting Pulley Wheel 150kg/250kg Globestock Lifting Pulley Wheel are suitable for use with our G-Winch personnel winch. Also our

Globestock Lower Bracket G-Saver II

Globestock Lower Bracket for G-Saver II

£40.00 (ex VAT)

Globestock Lower Bracket G-Saver II Globestock Lower Bracket G-Saver II, suitable for round leged tripod. In addition to the brackets