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Descent & Rescue Equipment for Rent

United Rentals’ effective collection of confined space entry and rescue tools features descent and rescue equipment for rent, perfect for controlled lowering, raising and suspending in rescue applications.

For our full list of descent and rescue equipment for rent, view the items below. For more information, visit our resource section.

Tripod Confined Space Entry And Rescue Kit
Cat Class Code
550-7066

Tripod Confined Space Entry And Rescue Kit

  • Features dual winch system
  • Allows for non-entry rescue of a confined space entrant
  • Lift and lower materials and personnel via the hoist while having the ability to use a self-retracting lifeline
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for hoisting materials or personnel into and out of confined spaces
Trench Shield Davit Arm Base
Cat Class Code
550-8234

Davit Arm Base

  • Fits a maximum wall thickness of 24"
  • Light and easily portable
  • Can be used with various retreival systems to raise or lower personnel
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for confined space entry or exit applications
Confined Space Entry & Rescue Equipment icon with white background
Cat Class Code
550-8235

Confined Space Davit Arm, Free-Standing Portable Base

  • Free-standing portable base for temporary jobsites
  • Davit for confined space rescue
  • Safety accessory for confined space or trench work
  • Contact United Rentals with your requirements
  • Uses: Outstretched arm for confined space support, rescue and retrieval of confined space workers
Hydraulic Shoring icon with white background
Cat Class Code
550-8236

Trench Shield Davit Arm

  • Mounts directly onto most standard trench shields
  • Light and easily portable
  • Can be used with various retreival systems to raise or lower personnel
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for confined space entry or exit applications
Resources

FAQs about descent & rescue equipment

Safely navigate narrow or confined spaces with United Rentals’ inventory of descent and rescue equipment for rent. Our descent and rescue tools are designed to assist in safe and controlled descents, like to recover personnel or materials from manholes, vaults, trenches, pump stations and more. Davit arms and davit arm bases are ideal for suspending, raising and lowering operators into small spaces, like manholes, pump lines and more. We also offer this confined space entry and rescue tripod kit, capable of lifting and lowering personnel, equipment and workplace materials. Check out our Project Uptime article on Confined Space Safety: Gas Detection Best Practices.

Learn more about descent and rescue equipment in our FAQ section below.

FAQs
How do you prepare for confined space rescue?

Performing work in confined spaces is potentially dangerous, which is why it’s important to fully plan and prepare in case of a rescue, based on your specific worksite. As part of your rescue plan, become familiar with the confined spaces in your worksite and have the necessary tools in place if a rescue is required. Additionally, prior to confined space entry, it is important to clean and clear the confined space, if necessary, to eliminate hazards. United Rentals proudly offers resources on confined space rescue equipment and confined space ventilation.

What are the responsibilities of a confined space attendant?

Confined space attendants are usually put in place to reduce fatalities and injuries in confined spaces. A confined space attendant is expected to understand and monitor the confined space and its hazards, as well as know how to operate a rescue procedure. Confined space attendants are expected to assess and control confined space access, as well as monitor for risk and danger.

How do you use a confined space tripod?

Confined space tripods act as an anchor, fitted with winches and retractable lines, and allow for confined space rescue and retrieval. A confined space tripod is designed to have the legs positioned over the confined space entrance so it can raise and lower an operator or materials.