The Buddy is a hands free fall arrest device that will follow the user up and down the rope.
Minimalist design makes inspection and installation simple, whilst top quality materials increase durability without adding weight.
The Buddy 100 (Gold) is suitable for ropes from 10.5-11mm
The Buddy 200 (Red) is suitable for ropes from 11-12mm
Designed for use on 10.5 - 11mm ropes conforming to EN 1891:1998
For thicker ropes 11 - 12mm use the Buddy 200
Rated for single person loading
As a fall arrest device it is only necessary to used by a single person. Fall arrest systems must incorporate an independent recue method.
Free-following protection both up and down a safety line
As a fall arrest device certified to EN 353 it is essential that the device will follow the user both up and down a safety line. Therefore the cam in the Buddy is not sprung loaded allowing the device to run down the rope.
Should you want a device that will stay in position on the rope then please look at the Catch instead.
Constant cam angle for smooth and predictable operation
Maintaining a constant angle between the cam in the device and the rope will ensure the device will operate correctly during use.
Screw lockable for semi-permanent attachment to rope
The device can be bolted into a closed position, should you require it to be attached to a safety line and for it to remain in place. For example, on a fixed line at a high ropes course it can be locked onto the rope for each user to clip as needed.
Easily cleaned and inspected
The device has been designed so that it contains very few moving parts and that it can be opened to allow access to these parts, which makes it very easy to clean. Easy access and careful design also make the device simple to inspect.
Tether cord facility
The device can be tethered using a cord tied through the appropriate hole in the body. It can also simply be clipped on one side when open, allowing the user to install/uninstall from the rope whilst still remaining attached to the device in case it is accidentally dropped.
Large attachment eye for multiple connections
The attachment eye is large enough to take numerous connectors, allowing ease of use during any working scenario which can be imagined.
- Weight: 192g
- Dimensions: 95 x 78 x 29mm
- Conformity: EN 353-2:2002