Rescue Rope

At Access Ropes we offer a range of high quality, rescue lines at a reasonable price, they can customised to your required length and diameter.

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    Response Static Low Stretch Kernmantle Rope (LSK)

    £1.35£1.55 per metre

    Designed for use in rope access applications such as abseiling, controlled descents, rescue and cave exploration.

    Safety Standard: CE certified and complies with EN 1891. CE certified CE2233

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    Reflective Rope 11mm LSK

    £96.94£352.00

    This is the same rope as the 11mm Low Stretch Kernmantle Rope but with one unique feature.  There is a reflective strip incorporated into the fleck. Safety Standard: CE certified and complies with EN 1891. CE certified CE2233   View product details and technical information

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    Polypropylene Floating Rope

    £0.79£0.93 per metre

    An ideal rope for rescue that is lightweight , floats on water  and has excellent visibility. Great for attaching to bouys and works perfectly as a painter line for dinghies. Check out our floating rope range for more.

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  • Marlow 10.5mm Red Static LSK – 40 metres

    £69.99 | £58.33 excl. VAT

    Low stretch kernmantle rope designed for rope access, work positioning, caving and abseiling. Significantly outperforms CE 1891 test standards with outstanding dynamic properties.

    • Good abrasion resistance
    • High elongation
    • Excellent energy absorption for safety
    • High strength
    • Visible year marker
    • Works brilliantly with ascenders and descenders
  • Marlow Static LSK

    £49.99£431.96

    Low stretch kernmantle rope designed for rope access, work positioning, caving and abseiling. Significantly outperforms CE 1891 test standards with outstanding dynamic properties.

    • Good abrasion resistance
    • High elongation
    • Excellent energy absorption for safety
    • High strength
    • Visible year marker
    • Works brilliantly with ascenders and descenders
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    11mm Hotline Rope – Fire Resistant and Heat Resistant Rope

    £219.98£714.98

    Specifically designed for high temperatures and harsh environments. The aramid jacket has a decomposition temperature of 500 degrees Celsius. Safety Standard: CE certified and complies with EN 1891. CE certified CE2233.

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  • Safety Throw Line imageSafety Throw Line Back of rope bag image

    Rope Throw Bag – Safety Throw Line

    £49.99 | £41.66 excl. VAT
    • Durable High-Grade Material: Constructed with resilient materials to withstand harsh marine environments, ensuring the Rope Throw Bag’s longevity and dependable performance.

    • 30-Meter Strong, Buoyant Rope: Comes with a 30-meter long rope, offering ample length and strength for diverse water rescue situations.
    • Highly Visible for Emergencies: Designed in a bright, noticeable color for swift identification during critical moments, enhancing safety in rescue operations.
    • Lightweight, Portable Design: Easy to carry and store, this Safety Throw Line is an essential piece of safety equipment for boating, kayaking, and other aquatic activities.
    • Effortless Deployment: Engineered for quick release and accurate throws, this throw bag is user-friendly, making it ideal for both professional rescuers and recreational users.
  • ProTec 500

    £553.60£1,107.20

    New CE Certified EN1891 Type A 11mm semi static rope with a Technora® cover, essential for Rope Access professionals requiring a work positioning rope with outstanding heat resistant properties up to 250°C.

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  • Marlow Reflective Static

    £267.57£566.22

    Low Stretch Kernmantle rope with the same specification as Marlow Static Rope. This rope has a reflective fleck woven into the braid. It can be used for rope access, work positioning, caving and abseiling at night or in dark/confined conditions where visibility of the line is important.

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  • Diablo Static Rope For Extreme Use

    £369.17£738.30

    High quality, UKCA and CE Type A certified rope with a special heat resistant cover. Designed for military, police and emergency services, essential for rope access requiring a low stretch rope with added resistance to extreme environments and hard use.

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The Access Ropes Guide to:
Rescue Rope

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What is rescue rope made from?

The rope construction used in most rescue situations is known as ‘kernmantle’. This is because the mantle, which is a braided sheath, offers protection around the parallel core, which is the kern.

Polypropylene is used for rescue ropes at sea because it has a specific gravity of less than 1.0, meaning it can float on water. On land, a nylon or polyamide core with a polyester sheath is more common. All our rescue ropes are high strength, easy to handle and have low stretch properties. The sheathing also has a high level of abrasion resistance and is non-slip to ensure it can hold knots securely

All of Access Ropes rescue options are available in bright colours or with reflective strips for increased visibility and conform to the safety standards required for rescue operations (NFPA 1983)

Our range of high-quality products include Southern Ropes and can be cut to a custom length to meet your requirements.  Visit our product detail pages or contact us for more information.

What is a technical rope rescue?

Technical rope rescue is an operation that uses ropes, cables and other equipment to retrieve individuals from hard to reach areas, such as steep gradients where only rope access is possible. Only certified individuals should perform technical rope rescue as it is a high-risk procedure and involves a combination of dynamic and static rope products to suit the specific environment.

If you have seen TV shows where individuals are rescued from cliff faces or mountain peaks then technical rope rescue is one of the operations used.

How long is rescue rope good for?

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ASTM international, rescue rope has a lifespan of 10 years, but this will alter according to how the cord has been stored and its exposure. If the rope is used quite frequently, then it is recommended to replace it every three years. If there is any damage, the line should be replaced immediately.

Which is the best choice for rescue rope?

The best rope used in rescue situations will depend on the conditions in which you intend to use it. The below descriptions give you a short overview of the different ropes suitable for rescues, but please contact us so we can discuss the best rope construction, length and price to meet your needs.

Static rope, such as the Low Stretch Kermantle Rope have limited stretch, which makes it ideal for free-hanging descent and ascent. This is a popular choice for firefighters. Low-stretch or static ropes are also well suited for moving heavy loads or people, as it has relatively high strength compared to dynamic rope options.

Dynamic rope, such as Dynamic Climbing Rope, is often recommended for use by climbers as the additional bounce provides them with protection from falls. It is preferred for lead climbing and top climbing rescue operations as it reduces the risk of serious falls.

If rescue equipment is going to be used in the water, then a rope made from polypropylene will be best because of its floating properties and high strength in water. It also will not rot when damp, so there is one less problem to worry about.

Whichever rope is chosen, safety standards recommend that rescue ropes should be constructing using kernmantle or double braids. Laid ropes use is also acceptable.

All our ropes come with free delivery in the United Kingdom, so get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.