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Sked Basic Rescue System (SK-200-OR)

The Sked Stretcher or Sked Basic Rescue System (SK-200-OR) can be lifted both vertically and horizontally by winch from a tripod, crane or helicopter. It can be carried or dragged. The Sked Stretcher is used throughout the Oil and Gas, wind/renewables, construction and mining industries as well as any rescue situation. It has become the confined space rescue stretcher of choice.

The Sked Basic Rescue System SK-200-OR comes in its own Cordura backpack which makes storage and transportation simple. Each Sked Basic Rescue System come with:

  • SK-201 The Sked Stretcher
  • SK-202 Cordura Backpack / Towing Harness
  • SK-203 Horizontal Lift Slings
  • SK-204 Tow Strap
  • SK-205 Removable webbing handles
  • SK-206 Steel locking D carabiner
  • SK-207 Vertical lift sling


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For more detail of each item see below.

The Sked Stretcher can pass through a 16 inch diameter manhole.

  • The Sked Stretcher SK-201 – fabricated from a unique plastic formula which is both flexible and durable. Securing straps with steel buckles are sewn onto the stretcher through brass grommets which contribute to the strength and durability .
  • Cordura Backpack/Towing Harness SK-202 – this durable backpack which transforms into a towing harness, includes shoulder straps and pockets  for storing the Sked accessories when not in use.
  • Horizontal Lift Slings SK-203 – a pair of 9000 lb tensile strength slings are provided for hoisting the Sked Stretcher by helicopter or other haul / lift system in a horizontal position.
  • Tow Strap SK-204 – this 6 foot strap with bronze snap hooks on each end attaches the Sked stretcher to the backpack, changing the backpack into a useful harness. It can be used by one or more people, in several configurations for towing the Sked. It is not to be used for hoisting patients.
  • Removable Webbing Handles SK-205 – in addition to the four handles sewn onto the Sked Stretcher four additional removable handles are provided to allow the Sked to be carried by up to eight rescuers.
  • Steel locking ‘D’ Carabiner SK-206 – a large locking D steel carabiner is included with the system for attaching the Sked Stretcher to a hoisting system.Sked Stretcher Used For Vertical LiftingThese carabiners are rated at a 9000 lb minimum break strength.
  • Vertical Lift Sling SK-207 – for lifting in the vertical position, 30ft of 3/8″ PMI Kernmantle rescue rope with a minimum break strength of 5,265lbs is provided with a figure of 8 knot in the middle.

Available options

SK-200-OR       Sked Basic Rescue System International Orange

SK-200-GR       Sked Basic Rescue System OD Green

SK-208C           Sked Cobra Buckles Conversion Kit – A retro fit kit to enable your Sked to be fitted with Cobra Buckles.


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