Personal Rescue device for Wind technicians

Wind Escape personal rescue

No fuss personal rescue for high pressure scenarios

Few scenarios are more stressful and pressurized than having to evacuate from a wind turbine due to injury or the risk of injury. Wind technicians receive a huge amount of training and have a number of devices at their disposal to ensure they can get out when the pressure is on and there is a real risk to life and limb.

There tend to be 2 kinds of devices favored by technician teams, single-use, personal rescue devices, and rescue systems. We’re big fans of both, but especially equipment that takes into account the situations when they are likely to be used.

Complicated is not your friend

The Wind Escape personal rescue has been designed as a no-fuss, easy-to-use rescue device with an anti-panic function. Why? because complicated is not your friend in a real rescue or evacuation scenario. The key is the high-pressure scenario, which affects our ability to perform tasks we are otherwise skilled at. Think of a kicker missing a high-pressure kick in a football game. In practice, they likely hit almost all their kicks so why miss something they should be able to do with ease – pressure? 

This is no different from a high-pressure situation in a wind turbine. Skills we thought we had down can sometimes disappear, we panic and that’s why we believe the Wind Escape has the edge put simply it’s designed with this in mind.

Key features 

Minimum use temperature of -30°C.
– It incorporates a 5mm diameter Technora rope resistant to high temperature and tears.
– Easy maintenance thanks to its vacuum packaging that simplifies the revision.
– Customisable rope length of up to 200m.
– CE EN 341:2011/2D: working load 40 – 120kg.
– ANSI Z359.4-2013: working load 60 – 141kg.
– 200m version’s weight: 4.4kg.

Learn more 

Get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team and find out how you can get the best training and save money along the way.

Looking ahead to 2019

We’re looking ahead to 2019 and what is set to be a bumper year of news, launches and growth for the wind energy sector.

As we’re looking ahead to 2019 we thought we highlight some of the stories cropping up on a daily basis and some of the new products we’re bringing to market in the coming weeks. To say we’re looking forward to the year ahead is an understatement, we anticipate lots of hard work, big growth and maybe the odd mad challenge (Director Ben cycled from Canada to Mexico last year!).


Wind energy explodes

As wind energy projects show no signs of slowing down news pours in of new projects and major project developments. EDF Renewables North America has commissioned the Copenhagen Wind project in the US east coast state of New York. With turbines supplied by Vestas for the wind farm located in the Lewis and Jefferson counties, upstate.

Nordex has announced a 48 turbine deal with an unnamed independent power producer in Texas.

Capital Power Corporation has started commercial operations at its 99MW New Frontier wind farm in North Dakota.

Despite potential delays due to the government shutdown the Vinyard offshore farm has continued to receive endorsements from environmental groups, most recently including the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.

The USA wind sector is officially the fastest growing jobs sector.

This is just a snapshot of the news in the last 3 weeks! With so much gong on it’s hard to keep track. STL USA will make sure we highlight the best news from the sector and keep you up to speed on all things safety.


New product launches

safety kits and bags


January sees the launch of a host of new STL bags and safety kits. Hardy all-weather bags for any requirement and rescue kits including; First responder, Tower rescue, First aid and Rig rescue complete the latest range of market leading STL equipment. We’ve put a big focus on kits for the start of 2019 enabling workers at height to perform their duties in the harshest of conditions safe in the knowledge that if things do go wrong they have the right equipment to get them out of a jam.

STL has a long track record of supplying market leading safety equipment alongside it’s GWO training courses to global companies. Head over to our UK website for more info.

Here’s to a great 2019!




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