The original and still the best solution for confined space, high angle or technical rescue,
and traditional land based applications, the Sked stretcher is a revolutionary design which
provides outstanding patient protection and security. The Sked comes equipped for
horizontal hoisting by helicopter or vertical hoisting in caves or industrial confined spaces.
When the patient is packaged the stretcher becomes rigid. The durable plastic provides
protection for the patient while allowing extrication through the most demanding confined
spaces. The stretcher is rolled for storage in a tough cordura backpack which is included
with the system. The system ships at 8.62kg and comes complete for most applications.
Available in International Orange, made in USA. Each Sked Basic Rescue System comes
• The Sked Stretcher; The stretcher is fabricated from a special plastic formula which
is both flexible and durable. Securing straps with steel buckles are sewn into the
stretcher through brass grommets which contribute to the strength and durability.
• Cordura backpack/Towing Harness; This durable backpack includes shoulder straps
and pockets for storing the Sked accessories when not in use.
• Horizontal Lift Slings; A pair of 4,082kg. tensile strength slings are provide for hoisting
the Sked stretcher with a helicopter or other haul system in a horizontal position.
• Vertical Lift Sling; For vertical lifting of the Sked, 9.14m of 9.52mmm PMI kernmantle rescue
rope, with a minimum break strength of 2,388kg, is provided with a figure 8 knot in the middle.
• Steel Locking 'D' Karabiner; The karabiners are not included for sale in the UK market
as they are not CE marked.
•Tow Strap; This 1.82m strap with bronze snap hooks on each end attaches the Sked
stretcher to the backpack, creating a useful towing harness which can be used in several
configurations for towing the Sked by one or more people.
• Removable Webbing Handles; In addition to the four handles sewn permanently into the
Sked stretcher, four additional removable handles are provided to allow the Sked to be
carried by up to 8 rescuers.