ROTOR Evacuation System

Controlled lowering and raising system for rescue and evacuation from height, with multiple evacuee capability.

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The ROTOR evacuation system includes a descender device with raising function via a detachable ratchet handle, rope, karabiners, anchor strop and bag.

The system enables evacuation from height and has been developed to meet the exacting requirements of onshore and offshore wind, oil & gas, energy and construction sectors.

At the core of the evacuation system is the ROTOR rescue and evacuation descender, an intuitive device which allows self-evacuation automatically limited maximum descent speed or controlled lowering or raising of a casualty. The ROTOR internal mechanism is fully waterproof and can control rope speed in either direction, meaning that repeated descents can be carried out in quick succession. The maximum descent height is 500m for 200kg or 220m for 250kg. Comes with 9.5 mm rope.

The ROTOR can also lift in either direction using the ratchet handle supplied. This enables multiple evacuees to use alternate rope ends. With the locking mechanism engaged the load is held if the handle is released. The maximum lift load of the ROTOR is 200kg.

The ROTOR can change from lift to lower (and vice versa) at any point whilst under load.

120cm webbing anchor strop with protective sleeve.

Self locking alloy karabiners.

Available lengths: 25m, 50m, 100m.

Evacuation harness is available as an optional extra – DELTA H43

All rescue systems come complete with our versatile KARI 30 transport bag. heightec’s KARI bag range is tough, waterproof and suitable for storage and hauling. Designed specifically for work at height and rescue, the KARI transport bag range brings all the features of traditional dry bags but with increased protection. Different styles available for different functions – personal kits, rescue systems, rope, tool bags etc. View the full range here.

Lengths available:

  • 25 m (WK42025)
  • 50 m (WK42050)
  • 100 m (WK42100)

Patented GB 2 515 341

Commodity Code: N/A

Country of Origin: UK

heightec ROTOR


  • High specification ROTOR rescue device, waterproof mechanism, loading indicator
  • No external moving parts
  • High descent energy rating
  • Rigorous testing beyond standards requirements
  • Allows a range of lifting and lowering rescue operations


Sizing: 25m, 50m, 100m
Material: Various
Loading: max. rated load 140kg, max. rescue load 250kg (descent), 200 (lift)
Weight: 6.7 kg
Conformity: EN 341