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Capital Safety™ Australia Introduces Their New Rollgliss™ R550 Rescue & Escape Device

Fully automatic rescue and escape solution

Sydney, Australia, August 17, 2014 --( Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands of fall protection equipment has announced the launch of their new Rollgliss™ R550 Rescue & Escape Device, a smaller, more lightweight escape solution ideal for wind and cell phone tower work, aerial lifts, cranes and more.

Offering fully automatic, hands-free descent, the Rollgliss™ R550 is a safe, easy-to-use rescue and descent system that requires minimal user training. With lightweight yet durable cast aluminium housing, the Rollgliss™ R550 is the lightest, most compact unit on the market in its class and replaces its bulkier predecessor the R500 series. It features integrated rope ears for greater descent speed control in assisted rescues and dual redundant brakes for added security and safety during automatic descent. The bi-directional hub design allows the rope to descend from either side, bringing one hook up as the other goes down, so that the system can be used for immediate multiple descents.

Rated for up to two persons, the Rollgliss™ R550 performs in a variety of situations, including an emergency descent or a full rescue with the built-in rescue hub model. Multiple rope length options up to 500 metres, make the Rollgliss™ R550 ideal for a variety of environments and rescue and descent applications.

In an emergency situation, you don’t want to have to worry about complicated rescue devices,” said Rick Millar, Technical Manager for Capital Safety Australia & New Zealand. “Because the Rollgliss™ R550 is user-friendly and requires less training, workers easily know how to descend safely or perform a peer-to-peer rescue—potentially saving a life.”

The Rollgliss™ R550 Rescue & Escape Device is the lightest, most compact, easy to use design on the market, offering the choice of rescue, evacuation, or the versatility of assisted rescue with lifting capabilities. For more information regarding Capital Safety’s NEW Rollgliss™ R550 Rescue & Escape Device call 1800 245 002 (AUS), 0800 212 505 (NZ) or visit

Capital Safety, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety, confined space and industrial rescue equipment with 20 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands.

Contact: Leonardo Di Coio - Marketing Communications Manager

(02) 8753 7600 or

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