According to the 2015 report by WHO, the number of road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants was 17.4, with the African and Eastern Mediterranean regions having deaths more than the global average 26.6 and 19.9 respectively. Europe had the least with 9.3 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants. Although the missed attention of the driver or the complacence towards safety are quoted. It is important for highway authorities and road transport ministries to plan the rescue and be equipped with the necessary tools and manpower. This is one of the day-to-day events where rescue tools find their use. There are other unforeseen events such as natural disasters, which require these tools on a much larger scale. Hence the role of governing bodies that are responsible for Disaster Management and their inventory of rescue tools, are of prime importance in regions that are frequented by natural disasters. The debris, that remains after accidents or disasters of any nature or scale have their own value. And when there is a human or an animal is trapped in it, the situation demands a successful rescue with no compromise. The rescue time, and the equipment’s degree of freedom and power, and portability are paramount during a rescue attempt.
The Hydraulic Rescue Tools, which have been in use since early 1960s, require single personnel to handle. The early use of these tools was found in rescuing trapped racing car drivers in the event of a crash during the race. Previously, conventional tools such as saws, crowbars, and other similar equipment were used for pushing, pulling, cutting or spreading, during a Vehicle Extrication process. Vehicle extrication is the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable. Since then, there have been numerous improvements in the design, technology used and additional accessories.
The major types of Hydraulic Rescue Tools are Shears, Spreaders, Combination Spreaders and Extension Rams. With the advent of digital monitoring technology, Lukas (an IDEX Corp Unit) offers cutters, spreaders and combi tools. StrongArm holds the reputation as the flagship product of Lukas. In cases of fire, the tool can be used easily as it is lightweight. If a door needs to be opened, it saves time and energy for the personnel to move on to the next line of action.
To know more about our Hydraulic / edraulic rescue tools, please visit http://www.idexindia.in/fire-safety/lukas/ or give us a call on 1800 267 9955 (toll free).