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Helios Rescue Throw Bag (Twenty-Metre)

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£47.94 (inc VAT) £39.95 (exc VAT)
0.80 KGS
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Described by the Royal Life Saving Association and Health & Safety Executive as veryuseful rescue devices and endorsed by the Swimming Teachers Association, our Rescue Throw-Bag is by far the most accurate and easy to use such device.

The durable, mildew resisting, floating bag contains a specially developed, low friction rope, which is at the heart of its accuracy and efficiency.

You throw the bag, under-arm and the rope plays out as the Throw-Bag swiftly finds its target, up to twenty Metres away – even across or into strong gales.
The low friction rope prevents snagging and, as it plays out, so helps the bag to retain momentum and stability through the air. 

With a soft, easy handle to it, our line is an eight-ply polyester braid with a break-strain of at least 2000 lbs weight (~ 10,000 Newton). Strong enough to tow, or to warp, small boats.
Our Throw-Bag is often used for warping boats to a wharf, or, as a pilot line for hawsers and fire hose on larger vessels AND for the recovery of heavy, floating objects back on board.
Recovering a 100 Kg man from a ten-knot current can readily be accomplished, when the line and rescuer are safely secured!

Despite its strength and versatility, the Rescue Throw-Bag packs small enough – even this 20-Metre version - to fit in all line pockets, built in to Canoeists’ life jackets and, when hung conveniently in a sailing boat’s cock-pit, it will not unravel or come loose until you are ready to use it.

Easily and quickly repacked, in less than a minute and reusable without repacking – just pick it up, with a little water in it, and throw again - the Rescue Throw-Bag is ideal for recovering divers on board in an efficient, orderly way. In BSAC branch trials, a coxswain safely recovered six divers from fierce sea-conditions in less than seven minutes!

Even in strong currents, the Throw-Bag maintains position well,  until grasped by the casualty. The Rescue Throw-Bag not only replaces but does a better job than more expensive life-rings, quoits and poles in almost all water margin rescue stations. Where steep drops to the water are encountered, such as at dock sides and canal locks, a life-ring will be also needed, where the casualty is not wearing a life-jacket or floating vest.

Less than a third of the price of a life ring and mounting, the Rescue Throw-Bag is no more vandal resistant but it is many times more effective in most rescues from the water.

The Rescue Throw-Bag is not a floatation aid, so; life-rings and floatation aids are more appropriate where the casualty may not be readily recovered and needs to be kept afloat whilst help is sought – such cases might be high dock sides and passenger ferries.

If you are not sure what best meets your risks; call us for advice, or to benefit from a Risk Analysis, conforming with your duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act..(1974).
A useful publication, for occupational risk mitigation, will be: Beach Lifeguarding
(First Published by the RLSS, 1994, ISBN 0-907082-41-6

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