Platform auxiliary controls: Attempt to use in the event that the primary platform controls stop responding
Platform installed self-rescue system: These systems are typically after-market devices that can be mounted in the platform to allow the operator to self-rescue by attaching the system to the D-ring on their harness, exiting the platform and using the device to lower themselves to the ground. Keep in mind extensive training is required with these systems.
Personal self-rescue system: Use in the event of a fall or ejection from the platform. These after-market devices can be mounted to the operator’s full-body harness. Again, extensive training is required with this device.
Suspension trauma safety straps: These lightweight systems mount onto the side straps of the operator’s harness and can be quickly used in the event of a fall or ejection. The straps contained in a case allow the operator to stand up in their harness to relieve the pressure being applied to arteries and veins until they can be rescued.
Options for assisted rescues
Primary ground controls
Auxiliary ground controls
Use of secondary MEWP
Please note that any of these rescues should only be carried out by appropriately trained personnel.