Fallsoft® - Personnel Retrieval Winches / Self-Retracting Lifeline - Three Way

The Three-Way (RSRL) units are designed for use in confined space systems.

They differ from winches in that the cable automatically pays out from the drum as the worker enters the space; there is no crank handle used for cable pay out.

If a fall occurs during entry, the centrifugal braking is automatically activated and the cable payout is stopped.

The worker may be raised to safety by activating the crank handle.

If the worker becomes wedged during rescue, the crank handle is reversed to lower and reposition the individual.

Once the retrieval is completed, the crank handle is restored to its de-active mode.

  • Automatic braking if a worker falls.
  • Retrieval: to raise a worker.
  • Reverse: to reposition a worker.
  • Maximum working load: 310 lbs (140 kg).
  • Minimum load: 30 lbs (13.5 kg).
  • Cable available: 3/16” (4.8 mm) galvanized steel, stainless steel, 'Technora 12' fibre rope.
  • Speed in rescue mode: 20 ft/min (6.0 m/min).
  • Stop distance: max 2' (0.6 m).
  • Lockout speed: 4 to 5 ft/sec (1.2 to 1.5 m/sec).
  • Mechanical advantage: 30.

NOTE: The retrieval function of a three-way unit is only to be used as a rescue tool and not to be used as winch for continuous raising & lowering.

Available Models

  • GM909 – 50' (15 m) length of specified cable, weighs 44 lbs (19.8 kg)
  • GM910 – 65' (24 m) length of specified cable
  • GM911 – 100' (30 m) length of specified cable