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SALA "RPD" Man-riding Rescue and Positioning Hoist. FOS - 3:1. SWL 350lb Std Operation or 500lb Emergencies. Synthetic Rope Length to 125m

Model:  SALA RPD / MRH-2805

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SALA manriding hoist for rescue and work positioning.

Versatile and Simple

The Rescue Positioning Device (RPD) is designed to perform as both a work positioning device and as a personnel rescue device. Along with raising and lowering capabilities, the rope in the device can be locked into place so that the user can be positioned in a precise location for work purposes. The simple raising and lowering mechanism makes the RPD ideal for use when rescuing personnel. The device can be used by rescue teams, utilities, window washers or any other application that call for a work positioning device.

Safe and Practical Rescue System

Unlike many industrial rope access rescue systems, the RPD is easy to operate allowing everybody to use it, no specialized rescue skills are required. The device comes pre-rigged, it can be simply removed from the bag, installed and used quickly and efficiently. The user can raise and/or lower him/herself for self rescue or an attendant can remove the person from immediate danger until professional medical treatment or rescue support has arrived.

System Use

To use the system, locate an anchorage point above the person needing rescue or where work positioning is required. Next, simply remove the pre-rigged RPD system out of the carrying bag, and utilizing the anchor sling and carabiner included, attach the system to the anchorage. The device is now ready for operation, whether raising, lowering, work positioning or rescue is needed. Dismantling the system is just as quick. Simply remove the RPD and anchorage connectors from the anchorage and place back in the carrying bag. The system is now ready to be relocated or stored.

Positioning Application

In this application, the RPD is used as part of a complete positioning and personnel riding system. Such systems typically include a full body harness, boatswain's chair or work-seat, independent personal fall protection system, and the RPD. See Figure 1.

Rescue Application

In this application, the RPD is used as part of a complete rescue system. Such systems typically include a full body harness or rescue sling, anchorage connector (i.e. carabiner, etc.) and the RPD. See Figure 2.

Work Positioning (Figure 1) Rescue (Figure 2)
Work Positioning Rescue

Warnings/ Limitations

The following application limitations must be recognized and considered before using this product:


Do not leave this equipment for long periods in environments where corrosion of metal parts could take place as a result of vapors rising into the atmosphere from organic materials. Caution should be exercised when working around sewage or fertilizer because of their high concentration of ammonia, which is very corrosive. Use near sea water or other corrosive environments may require more frequent inspections or servicing to assure corrosion damage is not affecting the performance of the product. CHEMICAL HAZARDS

Solutions containing acids, alkali or other caustic chemicals, particularly at elevated temperatures, may damage DBI/SALA RPD’s. When working with such chemicals, frequent inspection of the entire RPD must be completed. Consult DBI/SALA if doubt exists concerning using this equipment around chemical hazards.


In general, RPD equipment is not intended for use in environments where incendiary sparking could cause an explosion or fire. Use of this equipment is prohibited where there exists the possibility of the rope coming into contact with power lines, live cables, etc. Consult the manufacturer for special applications of this equipment. Do not use where air temperatures exceed 300° F (145°C) or where the rope may come into contact with material that is above 250° F (120°C).


These RPD’s are designed for use by persons with a combined weight (person, clothing, tools, etc.) of 350 lbs. maximum. At no time shall more than one person connect to a single RPD for rescue or personnel riding applications. In emergency or life threatening situations, the capacity is 500 lbs. and two (2) people maximum.


This equipment is intended to be installed and used by persons who have been properly trained in its correct application and use.


SALA RPD Device Instructions

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