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Kit: BELL40 RP Balcan Emergency Lifeline

What is your product?

The BELL40 RP, Balcan Emergency Lifeline.

How does it work?

Whether you’re working on a landfill site, construction area or in a waste management setting, the danger of accidents in and around water is never far away.

The use of sediment ponds and lagoons are becoming increasingly common, which makes preparing for every eventuality essential.

The BELL40 RP is a specialist emergency throwline, providing a simple and effective way to reach those in danger. Users simply remove the cap and throw the device, which releases 40 metres of high-strength polypropylene line. All the victim has to do is hold onto the line or capsule as the rescuer safely pulls in the rope.

Where would it ideally be used?

Compact, lightweight and effective, the BELL40 RP can be stored in site vehicles, carried on utility belts or stowed in heavy-duty cabinets next to sediment ponds or lagoons.

Guaranteeing a fast and effective way to reach those in danger, the throwline is an essential specification for any waste processing or construction professional.

Although hardwearing and rugged, repeat contact with concrete or other hard surfaces may damage the plastic capsule and reduce the product’s lifespan.

How is it different?

Current products on the market, such as throwbags and lifebuoys, have much shorter lines and are too cumbersome to carry in plant machinery or personal equipment packs.

Weighing only 180g, the BELL40 RP is not only lighter than other rescue equipment, but has a much greater throwing distance – allowing victims to be reached up to 40 meters away from the shore.

What benefits does it offer? 

As well as providing users with a compact solution capable of easily reaching victims, the BELL’s high-strength polypropylene line has a breaking strain of 118kgs, making it strong enough to rescue anyone in danger.

Effective and reliable, the device meets health and safety guidelines and provides a dependable rescue solution for any emergency situation.

Where has it been used?

BELLs are used worldwide for a number of different emergency scenarios. From oil tankers in Australia and private yachts in the Mediterranean to emergency services vehicles and waste management sites across the UK, the throwline is used to rescue hundreds of people every year.


The BELL40 RP is priced at £47.75 and can be purchased online. A 25 metre version is also available, priced at £29.95, along with a number of accessories.

What is its life span?

Once used, the BELL40 RP can be repacked and reused multiple times. The hardwearing plastic capsule and polypropylene line prevents damage and ensures a long life, while guaranteeing an unbeatable rescue solution.

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