Rescue Systems, Inc.
WARNINGS AND INFORMATION
Products manufactured and sold by Rescue Systems Inc. are
intended for use by professionals who have received proper
training and are experienced in the use, care, inspection
and maintenance of these products. Paraprofessionals
such as volunteers or persons participating in firefighting,
rescue, outdoor risk sports such as mountaineering, sport
rappelling, canyoneering, and caving will be held to the
same standard of training and competence as professionals.
Technical rescue, firefighting, and participation in risk
sports is potentially hazardous. Any person using
equipment manufactured or sold by Rescue Systems Inc. in any
manner is personally responsible for learning the proper
techniques and safety methods, including adequate backups,
and the use of good judgment and risk management. The
user assumes all risks and accepts full and complete
responsibility for any and all damages or injury of any
kind, including death, which may result from the use of any
equipment manufactured or sold by Rescue Systems Inc.
Rescue Systems Inc. is not liable for any damages arising
from abuse or improper use of the equipment, the failure to
follow adequate safety precautions, or the breach of Duty Of
The Purchaser and User. Adequate training and judgment
are needed to reduce the risks inherent in the use of
equipment sold by Rescue Systems Inc. Management of
those risks and the users efforts to reduce them are beyond
the control of Rescue Systems Inc. and therefore the
liability shifts to the purchaser or user.
DUTY OF THE
PURCHASER AND USER
1. Read and follow all product instructions and labels.
Inspect the product immediately after purchase and before
and after each use. See INSPECTION section below.
Receive qualified training in the proper use, inspection,
and maintenance of the equipment, including techniques
appropriate to the activity. The product information
contained in catalogs and brochures is not a substitute for
qualified personal instruction. Qualified training
includes inspection, maintenance, safety procedures, risk
management, and the limitations of equipment. If you
are not competent in the use of the product, do not use it.
Receive qualified training.
3. Determine if the product is suitable for the intended
use and that it meets all the standards and regulations
applicable to that use. The manufacturer may provide
some assistance, but the knowledge of applicable standards
and regulations is sole responsibility of the user.
4. Use adequate safety precautions including belays and
other backup systems. Use good judgment and do not
exceed the safe working load of the equipment. Do not
attempt operations that the user is not properly trained to
5. Do not alter the product in any way. Any repairs
must be made in accordance with manufacturers instructions,
or by the manufacturer or their authorized representative.
6. Provide a copy of this warning information to the
ACTUAL user. It is the responsibility of the
wholesaler/dealer/purchaser to provide a Copy of This
information to the user. Additional copies of this
notice or product instructions are available from Rescue
Systems Unc., P.O. Box 596, Collinsville, VA 24087.
NFPA Standard 1983, Fire Service Rope, Harnesses, and
Hardware, 2001 edition, recommends inspection after each use
by a qualified person.
ANSI AI 0.14, Requirements for
Safety Belts, Harnesses, Lanyards, Lifelines, and Drop Lines
for Construction and Industrial use, requires items to be
visually inspected before each use, and that they be
inspected at least twice annually and the date recorded.
ANSI Z359.1 Standards for personal Fall Arrest Systems,
Subsystems and Components requires that equipment be
inspected before each use and that they be inspected at
least annually by a competent person other than the user.
When the inspections reveal any defects in, damage to, or
inadequate maintenance of the equipment, the equipment must
be immediately removed from service and either destroyed or
undergo adequate corrective maintenance by a qualified
organization before being returned to service. Rescue
Systems Inc. recommends that each department or organization
develop its own standards and procedures for inspection
which are no less stringent than those cited above.
Each user should be trained in the proper inspection
procedures. We recommend that all products be
inspected when purchased, and before and after each use, and
by a qualified non-user at least twice annually.
Detailed records of all inspections should be kept.
Prices subject to change without notice.
1. Orderline: 1-800-552-1133,
for information call (276)629-2900. FAX (276)629-4600
2. Clearly print your name and street address. RSI
prefers to ship via UPS, but will ship parcel post or motor
freight at the request of our customers.
3. Use catalog numbers AND descriptions. This will
help us correctly and promptly fill your orders.
4. Remember to indicate size and color where applicable.
5. When ordering by phone, our office hours are 9:00 a.m.
- 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
All rope and equipment is sold F.O.B. shipping point.
All orders will be shipped UPS when practical.
Shipping charges for retail customers inside the US will be
approximately 8% of merchandise cost, $8.00 minimum.
Stretchers must be shipped by motor freight as they are
oversized for UPS.
If the shipping ocntainer is damaged when you receive it,
open the carton and inspect the contents. DO NOT
return the goods to us unless you have received a return
authorization. Immediately report any damage to the
All orders from individuals are Visa, Mastercard,
American Express, or check with order. Please allow
time for your check to clear your bank. Prices are in
U. S. Dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Purchase orders are accepted from government agencies,
businesses, cities, and municipalities. Sales tax is
required on all orders picked up or delivered in Bassett,
All merchandise offered in this catalog is returnable (in
new condition) within ten days, for any reason, for
full refund or credit less original shipping costs.
Damaged shipments should be reported to the carrier
immediately and not returned until instructions
Limited warranty (as set forth in the Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, USC
S230112). Rescue Systems, Inc.'s products are
warranted to the original retail purchaser to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year
and will be replaced or repaired without charge upon
inspection by Rescue Systems, Inc. at its facility
(disclosing no misuse or alteration, which, in the judgment
of the manufacturer, has affected the condition or operation
of the product). Normal wear and tear or incorrect use
shall not be covered by this warranty.
All implied warranties imposed by low in connection with
the sale of Rescue Systems, Inc. products are also limited
in duration to a period of one year. Rescue Systems,
Inc. expressly excludes and shall not be liable for any
consequential damages arising out of any breach of written
or implied warranties on the sales of Rescue Systems
NOTE: Some states do not allow limitation on how long an
implied warranty lasts nor the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations may not apply to you.
Rescue Systems, Inc. reserves the right to modify,
without notice, the specifications of products described in