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Fall arrest block designed for tough climates

25 January 2013

With the fall arrest block OSCAR (Off Shore Climbing Assistant Retractable) from Cresto people who work off-shore on oil rigs, for example, can get from the boat to the platform safely. "Up until now this has been a

With the fall arrest block OSCAR (Off Shore Climbing Assistant Retractable) from Cresto people who work off-shore on oil rigs, for example, can get from the boat to the platform safely.

"Up until now this has been a critical point where safety solutions of varying quality were used. OSCAR is truly safe in this situation," says Michel van der Flier, business manager for the Dutch company Ascent Safety, which provides safety training for demanding environments.

OSCAR is a fall arrest block especially adapted for tough climates where equipment is exposed to salt water, wind and rain. The special structure surrounding the block makes it completely waterproof, which in turn means it does not rust.

OSCAR is reported to be of such good quality it only requires visual and functional checks once per year and recertification at a service centre every six years.
 
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