- Published: 31 August 2021 31 August 2021
Viking Life-Saving Equipment (Viking) has launched a tower evacuation kit which fits into what is currently an unused space between the platform handrails and the tower’s outer wall.
Housed in a PPE chest developed by JoBird, the evacuation kit includes Viking YouSafe HighTide immersion suits with integrated harnesses and Skylotec Milan descent devices. Accessible via a hinged lid, the polyethylene chest slots into position in the void space at the platform’s edge where it is held in place between railings and tower wall by standard brackets. Each unit can accommodate six sets of evacuation equipment. With clip hooks to attach to railings, 125m of rope and a speed regulating rescue descender, the integral solution is also suitable for lowering injured or unconscious personnel.