Donut Safeland Retro

The Donut Retro Personal Controlled Descent Device is the ultimate safety system for an evacuee.

It offers the means of controlled escape from height, with the added flexibility of attachment of the Donut Retro's Friction Device directly to the user's own existing work harness. This allows a safe and controlled means of escape from the work area in the event of an emergency. Typical applications for escape use would be from wind turbines, scaffolding, gantries, cranes or any other area of entrapment at height.

This compact and unrestricting escape device is simple and sure, requiring minimal physical effort to use. It is lightweight and portable allowing for easy deployment within the work area. The Donut Retro provides companies a cost-effective and simple solution for the protection of their employees working at height.

Advantages of Donut over conventional methods of evacuation:
  • Cost – the Donut (if properly maintained and recertified) need only be purchased once within the lifetime of an asset.
  • Inspection – Donut requires to be inspected only once every 5 years within a recognised inspection scheme.
  • Fixed means, can’t reach them, can’t use them – Donut is highly portable, allowing the user to choose the best time and position to make their escape.
  • Multi-user system, people may have to wait their turn – Donut is one man, one use, with no reliance to wait for others.
  • Physical effort – Donut requires no physical strength by the user to operate.
  • Once at the bottom the user has no other option than to enter water – Donut allows the user to stop their descent and lock off above the water, remaining dry, visible and warm to await rescue.
  • No provision for casualties – Donut Rescue can be used to evacuate injured or unconscious personnel.

Safeland Retro Units

Safeland Retro units are available in Standard Descent lengths of 15mtrs, 32mtrs, 46mtrs, 65mtrs & 76mtrs. Longer lengths are available on special order.

Donut also provides various options for hire of Donut units, being short term hire for time of recertification, long term hire to cover increase of POB at time of shut down or maintenance program, or our specialist hire scheme for long term projects (whereby hiring is more favourable to purchasing, helping spread the costs with a low daily hire rate).


Donut provides full back-up for product recertification and have in place a reminder service, whereby we advise the owner/operator on the recertification status of all Safeland units installed onboard their turbines/sub-stations, allowing certification compliance to be maintained at all times.

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