The G-Saver II is a retractable fall arrest device which features a combined rescue winch to raise or lower the user to safety, should a fall occur.
The G-Saver II should be used in fall arrest mode with the winch mechanism disengaged in order to protect the user from a fall. Should a fall occur, the steel cable is pulled out at an accelerating rate and when a speed of 1.5 m/sec is reached the braking system activates, arresting and cushioning the fall. Once the fall has been arrested, the winch mechanism can be engaged and the user can either be raised or lowered to safety. The G-Saver II eliminates the need for additional equipment to retrieve the users and prevents them from being suspended for a long period of time awaiting rescue by other means.
With the suspended load removed and the winch mechanism disengaged the cable automatically retracts in the unit, regaining its fall arrest function. The G-Saver II can be mounted vertically above the user or horizontally, in conjunction with a suitable anchorage point. It can also be used in conjunction with the G-Tripod.