Donut Safety Systems


Safeland Personal Control Descent Device 

Safeland Personal Control Descent Device

Safeland is a lightweight device that can be used in extreme emergencies as a means of escape from high-rise buildings. It enables the user to escape by means of individual controlled descent once it has been attached to a load bearing structure.

This patented device is a modification of the Donut system, which is the offshore oil and gas industry standard method of personal escape. Donut was originally designed and developed as a means of escape from oil platforms after the Piper Alpha tragedy, in 1988, with the cooperation of the UK regulatory authorities and the North Sea oil operators.

Over 80,000 successful descents have been made during training sessions with Donut.

When used properly, Safeland:
  • Is an effective way to escape from a high-rise building when all other routes are blocked
  • Is simple to operate
  • Allows the user to descend safely to ground level
  • Allows the user to control the rate of descent with one hand
  • Can be used by virtually anyone, regardless of age, fitness level or disability
  • Lightweight (around 3kgs or 7lbs)
  • Compact and fully portable
  • Contains no moving parts

Safeland Rescue:

  • What would happen if someone could not use the Safeland Personal Controlled Descent Device, either through injury, infirmity, age or for any other reason.
  • The Safeland Rescue System is the answer.
  • Safeland Rescue has been specifically designed for the use of lowering injured or incapable persons by trained medical providers.
  • Safeland Rescue can be retrieved and re-used for multiple descents.

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