- Made in Wales
- USUALLY SHIPS: 1 - 2 Days
- This product is eligible for FREE SHIPPING.
Product DescriptionThe D5 is a double-stop device with an auto-lock function (which is activated whenever the operator lets go of the handle) and a panic brake which is not overly sensitive in normal use.
The D5 Descender has a double safety locking mechanism, which means when loaded, the side plates cannot be rotated open due to the positioning of the carabiner and the push button click-lock' safety closure.
The D5 is easy to attach / detach from rope without detaching from the operator's harness, therefore eliminating the risk of accidental dropping of the device. It is easy to back-feed the rope through the D5 and therefore it can be used for smooth ascending or for emergency hauling (when used as part of a 2:1 Z-rig').
The D5 is compliant with NFPA G and ANSI Z359.4 for the North American Fire / Rescue and tower climber markets which typically use 1/2" ropes.
The D5 has a rated load of 240 kg (529 lbs), making it a true Work / Rescue Descender. It is not necessary to build in additional friction to achieve these loads, although it can be useful to do so, for an even higher degree of control in Belay applications. The minimum user weight for these devices is 60 kg (132 lbs).
Although Westech Rigging Supply strives to manufacture and sell the highest quality rigging and safety gear, use of the gear is dangerous if not used correctly by competent trained professionals. Westech Rigging Supply disclaims any liability resulting from the misuse of its rigging and safety gear. Please take a moment to more thoroughly review our disclaimer.
Westech Rigging Supply rigging and safety gear is only intended to be used by competent trained professionals. Misuse of the rigging and safety gear can result in serious injury up to and including loss of life. As such, Westech Rigging Supply disclaims liability for any misuse or incorrect product selection by our customers.
Rigging and safety gear purchased from Westech Rigging Supply should be used in strict accordance with all industry and OSHA standards. At no time should rigging or safety gear be used beyond its certified load ratings (aka Working Load Limits). Normal wear and tear should be expected with use of rigging and safety gear; therefore, all gear should be thoroughly inspected before each and every use. Worn or unsafe rigging and safety gear should never be used.