Rollgliss™ R550 Rescue and Descent Device

Description: 100 ft. (30.5 m) rescue and descent kit with rescue wheel, 4 ft. (1.2m) anchor sling, 2 carabiners and carrying bag.


  • Emergency rescue and evacuation from a wide variety of elevated work areas
  • Fully automatic controlled descent


Rollgliss R550 Rescue and Descent System (Wind) Video - English

Rollgliss R550 Rescue and Descent System (Industry) Video - English


The Rollgliss™ R550 offers the choice of controlled descent rescue, evacuation or the versatility of assisted rescue with lifting capabilities. This state-of-the-art, fully automatic controlled descent device can be used for rescue and evacuation from heights up to 1,640 ft. (500m) for one user 310 lbs. (141kg) or 575 ft. (175m) for two users totaling 620 lbs. (282kg). It features 3/8 in. (9.5mm) super static kernmantle rope, and is configured with connecting hardware at each end of the lifeline to operate in both directions. During assisted-rescue scenarios, a fallen worker can be attached to the R550 device, raised to a point that allows their fall arrest device to be removed, then lowered to the ground safely. Remember, during an emergency every second counts! You can count-on and trust the DBI-SALA™ Rollgliss™ systems, in use all over the world; Wind Turbine Construction & Maintenance, Utility Pole/Tower Construction & Maintenance, Fire & Emergency Rescue Services, Commercial Construction Sites, Industry and MRO Facilities, Government & Military Operations and more!


Emergency rescue and evacuation from a wide variety of elevated work areas

Offers a fast and reliable rescue solution that requires minimal training for added safety.

Fully automatic controlled descent

Enables fast, safe and effective descent at 2-3 ft. (0.6-0.9 m) per second with no manipulation required by the user for complete ease of use.

Bidirectional design enables multiple rescues

For added versatility, as one end of the lifeline descends, the other ascends ready for another rescue.

Built-in rescue lifting wheel

Used during assisted rescue to slightly raise the fallen worker to disengage their fall protection system so descender can lower victim to the ground.

100 ft. (30.5 m) 3/8" (9.5 mm) kernmantle rope lifeline

The super static kernmantle rope is lightweight, yet extremely strong and durable and incorporates a snap hook at each end for multiple rescues.

Rated for up to 1,640 ft. (500 m) height for one user, 575 ft. (175 m) for two users

Unique design accomodates one user at 310 lbs. (140 kg) or two users totaling 620 lbs. (282 kg) for added jobsite flexibility.

Compact and lightweight design

Provides fast installation and easy operation enabling efficient and effective rescue.

High strength corrosion resistant construction

Aluminum and stainless steel construction will stand up to the elements for an extended service life.

Integrated rope ears

Allows for greater descent speed control in assisted rescues for added safety.

Dual brake design

Automatic descent with added security, safety and peace of mind.

Equipped with i-Safe™

Integrated RFID identification tag for recording and storing information on inspections and tracking safety equipment.

Kit also contains 4 ft. (1.2m) anchor sling, two carabiners and carrying bag

We've included several accessories offering expanded operation, safety and versatility, many other items are available such as ladder bracket to customize the system to your specific needs.

Other standard and custom lengths are available

Customize to suit your specific jobsite or lengthen to fit greatest height needed, last three digits in part number detail length in feet.

Models also available without lifting wheel or add a humidity case.

Various configurations and options are available to suit most site requirements for added peace of mind.


Capacity 1 Person = 130-310 lbs. (59-141 kg), 2 Person = 130-620 lbs. (59-282 kg)
Sub Brand Rollgliss™ R550
Size 100 ft. (30.5 m)
CoWorker Controlled Ascent Yes
CoWorker Controlled Descent Yes
Descent Type Vertical
Number Of Users Two
User Controlled Ascent No
User Controlled Descent Yes
Velocity Ship Yes
iSafe Equipped Yes
Travel Length 100 ft. (30.5 m)
Label Vinyl
Housing Aluminum
Hook Zinc Plated Steel
Lifeline 3/8" (9.5 mm) Kernmantle, Braided Polyester Cover with Nylon Filament Core
Wheel Nylon Thermoplastic
Model 3327100
Physical Weight 13.90 lbs (6.3kg)
Product Styles Automatic Controlled Descent
Product Types Evacuation/Escape
Standards OSHA 1910.66, OSHA 1926.502, ANSI Z359.4, Capital Safety Gen. Mfg. Req.

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