Overall quality and price make this equipment a great value! In health care there are several needs including servicing helipad equipment, roof work and mechanical room high work. My staff like the idea of having this equipment at hand across a large campus and the pricing make this possible. Safety is number one in our organization and I want to keep my team in compliance healthy!
Very good harness. I use this and a Petzl rope access harness and this one is by far more comfortable to use. Hooks and straps remain tight without frequent resetting and re-fitting.Very satisfied and GME makes it that much easier
The new ones (X2s) are going to get someone hurt. I've seen people, including myself, take almost a half hour climbing down, less then 200'. If they aren't close to exhaustion coming down to a hotter temperature after fighting the cable grab all the way down, then they got pissed half way and crab crawled the rest of the way down, cussing the cable grabs.Sometimes the cable sleeves cam sideways on the cable as to where the cable is not 100% inside the sleeve. 3/4 times after a worker has come down from fighting the new cable sleeves they look like there on the brink of heat exhaustion. So then I have to direct them to go drink some cold water, sit in some shade and cool down for a couple min. That's not very safe in my opinion, and also because of these issues causes, a proficiency and profitability issue.The diameter of the sleeve to cable isn't right or something and must be tweaked. They lock up coming down, 2/4 times you must climb back up a step or two and use your body weight to un-jam the sleeves mechanism. So you're climbing almost 400' instead of 200 This can become very dangerous, maybe not life threatening but can easily cause injury if you are in the middle of a transition on the tower and it locks up.
In all my years climbing, I have never seen a cable grab fail until the X2 came out. In the last 6 months, I have had three failures, with standard use, where they twist and become unusable. My crews complain constantly that they jam up and need to be removed from the cable to free them.
My recommendation is that these units need to all be pulled from the shelf and recalled.
The DBI SALA SRL is not for looks; it's hanging from my back to keep me alive. If something hits me and I'm knocked out, it'll be there to catch me. The SRL is pricey, but my life is so much more. It's solid, and gives me a secure feeling while I work, like nothing else can.
Very durable and universal anchor however I am finding that for my type of work (cell towers) 3 ft is actually a little longer than I like. Wish they came in a 2 ft. Other than that it is not too heavy and is easy to pack along with you.