The I’D EVAC is a self-braking descender/belay device with the handle oriented to facilitate use on the anchor.
Lowering with I’D attached to an anchor
From Gear In Use 4: Rope Access and Confined Space
With the I’D on the anchor, a person can be lowered to a workstation, or an injured person may be evacuated. The rope must pass through a redirect at the anchor.
The user must never let go of the brake-side rope when operating the handle.
During long descents and/or with heavy loads, speed must be reduced to avoid overheating the device.
Work positioning, hands-free position
The AUTO-LOCK system locks the load automatically and returns the handle to the stop position. Before letting go of the rope, the user must ensure that the handle has properly returned to the stop position.
Hauling during lowering operations
The rope can be taken up without operating the handle.
Belaying with I’D attached to an anchor
I’D on the anchor allows for belaying a person who is using another progression system.
The user must never let go of the brake-side rope. The user must always make sure to keep slack out of the rope between the I’D and the anchor, to reduce the risk of a fall.
|Warning: if new or small-diameter ropes are used, or with heavy loads, the user must be especially cautious.|
|Giving slack while lowering||Stopping a fall||Taking up slack while raising|
Rope access descender.
The ergonomics of the I’D EVAC handle have been optimized for use at the anchor, but use on the harness is also possible.
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