The latest version of the Alpine Steel Stretcher incorporates a longer overall length, as well as a wider, parallel midsection to allow for a larger casualty. It still features the same flat bed style, which makes loading and transfering a casulty much easier than a basket type stretcher.
The Alpine Stretcher folds in half ski to ski so that it can be carried on the back of one person, it is laso stored in the bag in this position. It can be split in two for longer walks if required, however this isn’t usually necessary due to its light weight.
The Mountain Rescue (MR) version has skid pan protection underneath, which protects the caualty when sliding over rough terrain and makes it easier to sledge on snow.
Both the MR and the Civil Rescue (CR) come with lifting slings (MR – 2 metres, CR – 1.2 metres) which are used for winching and lifting/lowering as well as extra carry slings. There are locking pins on each side which must be engaged for vertical lifting and when sliding/sledging.
Carrying handles come as standard with the MR and can be ordered separately for the CR. Other accessories available include, Carry Slings, Stretcher Wheel.
Both the MR & the CR are supplied with a storage bag, which incorporates an outside pocket for inspection records.
The Alpine Lite Stretcher has been approved for winching by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
Both the MR & CR will accept the fitting of carrying handles, these handles come as standard with the MR stretcher.
Both will accept the fitting of the SAR Stretcher wheel. The wheel must be ordered separately.