DEUS Rescue has announced a distribution agreement giving 3M Company 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 wind towers. 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 that enables workers facing emergency situations at height to descend to safety, or to help others descend.
“We anticipate a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the 3M team,” says Shain Rae, President of DEUS Rescue.
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.