Post fall arrest suspension trauma is recognized as a critical factor in high angle rescue.
Preferred Safety Products’ Arrest Systems has addressed this serious condition and designed a new product called the Leg Up. The purpose of the suspension trauma stirrup is to give the user relief while waiting to be rescued. The stirrup consists of a web bridle with foot stirrups and adjuster, contained in a pouch. It can easily be retro-fitted to any full body harness, without altering the harness.
During the fall arrest, the Leg Up will partially deploy, making it easy for the user to fully pull it from the pouch. The user would then place their feet in the two stirrups, with the legs lifted, the user would then tighten the adjuster strap and cleat it.
The user can now stand or maintain a seated position. In the seated position, the user can slightly loosen the leg straps to achieve a more comfortable position while waiting for rescue