Watersafe UK is a charity and first started using the pole in a real rescue about three years ago. We used the 9 metre pole with the flotation collar attachment. The woman we saved was panicking and a throwline would not have saved her. Being able to reach her with the pole and force the collar over her is what did.
It has revolutionised the way that we do rescues – we have saved over a dozen people using the pole.
We absolutely recommend the Reach and Rescue telescopic pole rescue system. We run courses in water awareness and always introduce the pole to our participants as we know it is that good.
The rescue was made easier by the sheer fact the pole was quick to get to work. They could affect the rescue initially to a point of safety near the bank away from the flow, which then allowed the crew time to put a further system of work in place to get the male from the water.
I would highly recommend the Reach and Rescue poles to any emergency service that are involved in rescue from water on health and safety grounds and as a very useful, practical piece of equipment.
This vital lifesaving equipment is light and versatile and we have trialed this with great success in both the River Lagan and with our rescue boat in coastal environments. We look forward to placing future orders with Reach and Rescue and can recommend this product to all those involved in lifesaving.
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The pole has proved invaluable on every occasion allowing us to recover them back to dry land quickly and efficiently. The Reach and Rescue pole has a robust design and is lightweight to us. Just knowing you have the equipment available for situations like this gives great piece of mind.
Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina have now adopted Reach and Rescue poles as part of our marina safety. It’s a great piece of equipment to have on site, especially considering how far it can reach.
Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina
Very pleased with the wading poles. We used the in Exercise Berwyn at Bala and at the Dee River Festival and on SRT Training. Very solid construction. We have some more training next month also.
North East Wales Search & Rescue
Our workers can reach the sea without exposing themselves to danger. The pole can hook onto a wide range of things, human or other with any additional risk. It has been incorporated into our man overboard procedure.