Preparing for Casualty Recovery
1. On the strop the webbing immediately below the D ring is to be located on the stud found at the inner end of the frame.
2.Slide the woggle up to the stud so that it covers the metal vane protruding from the stud.
3.Make sure that the webbing is not twisted and slide the long black plastic clips attached to it on to the frame (below the white collars) each side.
4.After each long clip has been initially located slide them forward until they are touching the white PVC discs fitted to the ends of the frame.
5. Keeping the webbing taught, slide it into the black plastic rings found on each side of the frame just below the shoulder.
6. Fit the recovery line snap hook to the harness D ring.
7.Fit the handle and telescopic extension, ensuring that all locating lugs are fully engaged. To adjust the telescopic extension unscrew the black plastic collar, slide the inner pole to the required position and then re-secure the collar.
1.Place the SB Rescue Sling around the casualty in the water. This maybe from the legs or from the head. Bring the harness up under the arms of the casualty.
2.Pull on the line to release the harness from the frame.
3.Push on the frame to tighten the harness around the casualty.
4.Remove the frame.
5.Recover the casualty by manually hauling on the line or by use of an appropriate winch.
If required the line may be led through a davit.
Preparing for Body Recovery
Affixing the body recovery bag to the SB Sling is similar to preparing the apparatus with the casualty recovery harness.
Users may find it beneficial to be familiar with fixing the casualty harness before attempting to prepare the body bag.
1-The body bag draw cord immediately below the loop is to be located on the stud found at the inner end of the frame.
2.Slide the woggle up to the stud so that it covers the protruding metal vane.
3.Connect the recovery line to the draw cord loop.
4.The draw cord visible at openings in the draw cord channel must be slid into the black plastic rings.
5.Slide the long black plastic clips attached to the body bag on to the frame, below the white collars, on each side. After each clip has been initially located slide them forward as far as possible.
6.Fit the handle or the telescopic extension or both, ensuring that all locating lugs are fully engaged.
7.To adjust the telescopic extension unscrew the black plastic collar, slide the inner pole to the required position and then re-secure the collar.
The SB Body Recovery System
The SB Body Recovery System is designed to retrieve bodies floating on or just below the surface.
The system is most efficient when slow forward movement allows the bag to stream out and so not obstruct the mouth.
From on board the movement may be obtained by careful use of the vessel’s engines to give headway. From a river bank, or similar, walking or use of the current will have the desired effect.
1.From the feet or from the head, as is most appropriate, guide the SB Body Bag so as to fully capture the body.
2.Pull on the line to release the bag from the frame.
3.Push on the frame to tighten the draw cord and close the mouth of the bag.
4.Remove the frame.
5.Recover the body.