heightec is a UK manufacturer with over 25 years’ experience specialising in the design and manufacture of technical products for ascent, descent, work positioning, fall arrest and rescue.
The first significant innovation for heightec was the PHOENIX professional rescue harness, an advanced rescue product for the UK Fire & Rescue Services and industrial rescue teams. Following the introduction of the 1998 Confined Spaces Regulations, Lancashire Fire and Rescue approached heightec with a request for the design of a new dedicated rescue harness.
The Phoenix earned a UK Design Council Millennium Award for innovation and remains well established in the UK Fire & Rescue Service.
Our award winning PHOENIX rescue harness, designed in collaboration with the UK Fire Service was launched in 1997. It continues to be the most popular harness in the UK Fire Service.
The DUON-Air vented helmet offers ultimate head protection for all work at height industries. The vented safety helmet features a unique chinstrap buckle with variable fastening power allowing users to be fully compliant in complex environments containing different, changing hazards. The first height safety helmet to fully conform to European Standard requirements for industrial and climbing situations.
The RescuePack Pro Industrial Rescue System (WK35) is a self contained, twin line rescue system, packaged for instant deployment and is simple to operate. At the core of the RescuePack Pro is the PHOENIX rescue harness, the patented QUADRA locking device and the innovative HURRICANE rope grab.
The CHRYSALIS rescue stretcher is a versatile roll stretcher with patented integral casualty harness for horizontal and vertical lifting. Tested with 4m fall with a test mass of 125kg.
Our training courses for the Emergency Services industry include:
Using Height Safety & Rescue Equipment – HART 2 day practical course for Hazardous Area Response Team operatives required to work at height in exposed locations. A one day revalidation course is also available.
Industrial Rescue Technician 3 day practical foundation course in the use of the RescuePack Pro Industrial Rescue System. Provides training in fall protection and basic rescue techniques to allow a team to lifeline a rescuer or raise / lower a rescuer or casualty using a twinline system.