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 can control rope speed in either direction, meaning that repeated descents can be carried out in quick succession.

High rated load with long descent distance:

Load           Max. descent distance           Descent speed
140 kg                4500 m                                   0.7 m/s
200 kg                500 m                                     1.0 m/s
250 kg                220 m                                     1.7 m/s

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

120 cm webbing anchor strop with protective sleeve.

Self locking alloy karabiners.

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

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)

Also Available:

  • ROTOR ProSeal Evacuation System – basic system for rescue & evacuation from height e.g. VNA, distribution centres, beam cranes. Hermetically sealed giving a 10 year lifespan with supremely simple inspection process.
  • DELTA – Ultra compact casualty harness, universally sized. Lightweight and easy to fit to an injured or incapacitated casualty.
  • Work at Height First Aid Pack – portable kit for use on high structures. Compliant with BS8599-1:2019. Can be attached to harness for easy transport. Contained in rucksack style case, with prominent reflective markings, zip around opening and a robust carry handle with attachment loop for clipping to a harness.

Patented GB 2 515 341

Commodity Code: N/A

Country of Origin: UK

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Rescue and Evacuation Systems


  • High load rating
  • Unique integral load indicator
  • Low profile body design
  • No external moving parts
  • Lowering and lifting capability
  • Manual or automatic operation
  • Completely intuitive


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