DEUS Rescue recently announced a distribution agreement with 3M Company that will give the 3M Personal Safety Division exclusive distribution rights to DEUS Rescue products in fall protection-related industries. Under the agreement, 3M will sell DEUS controlled descent devices, kits, and related accessories through its broad network of distributors and dealers starting in late 2013.
The 3M Fall Protection catalog will include DEUS kits and equipment for personal self-rescue, assisted rescue, escape and evacuation, for professionals who work at height. This includes workers on electrical, telecommunications and wind towers, oil and gas rigs, as well as on scaffolding, platforms and other elevated environments. The addition of DEUS products extends the 3M portfolio of fall-arrest equipment, including harnesses, connecting and anchorage devices and horizontal and vertical lifelines and confined space equipment.
The foundation of the DEUS offering is its core controlled descent technology which enables workers facing emergency situations at height to descend to safety, or to help others to descend. This technology helps ensure the products are safe, reliable, and extremely easy to use. DEUS kits combine the company’s highly engineered controlled descent devices with its technical ropes and proprietary equipment and accessories for rescue rigging. This ensures complete solutions for a variety of escape and rescue applications.
DEUS products meet various industry safety standards, including ANSI (American National Standards Institute), EN (European Norms) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association). This ensures that 3M can sell these products into a variety of markets including oil and gas, electrical distribution, utilities, mining, and general industry and manufacturing, among others.
For more information about DEUS products offered through 3M, visit 3M.com/FallProtection.
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