Safeland Personal Control Descent Device
Safeland is a lightweight device that can be used in extreme
emergencies as a means of escape from high-rise buildings. It
enables the user to escape by means of individual controlled
descent once it has been attached to a load bearing structure.
This patented device is a modification of the Donut system,
which is the offshore oil and gas industry standard method of
personal escape. Donut was originally designed and developed
as a means of escape from oil platforms after the Piper Alpha
tragedy, in 1988, with the cooperation of the UK regulatory
authorities and the North Sea oil operators.
Over 80,000 successful descents have been made during training
sessions with Donut.
When used properly, Safeland:
- Is an effective way to escape from a high-rise building
when all other routes are blocked
- Is simple to operate
- Allows the user to descend safely to ground level
- Allows the user to control the rate of descent with one
- Can be used by virtually anyone, regardless of age, fitness
level or disability
- Lightweight (around 3kgs or 7lbs)
- Compact and fully portable
- Contains no moving parts
- What would happen if someone could not use the Safeland
Personal Controlled Descent Device, either through injury,
infirmity, age or for any other reason.
- The Safeland Rescue System is the answer.
- Safeland Rescue has been specifically designed for the
use of lowering injured or incapable persons by trained
- Safeland Rescue can be retrieved and re-used for multiple