TRACE™ Systems began as a project to create a lightweight, low bulk system for egress from height. The goal was to make it small enough that an operator would actually carry it and that it would not impeded mobility, without compromising safety. That simple developed capability quickly became more robust and diverse as new technology was developed and new capabilities revealed through testing. Where we are at now is quite simply, the world’s smallest comprehensive capability micro-rope system.
TRACE™ Systems uses a 6mm rope with two key hardware devices; the Quickie Descender™ and the Quickie Ascender™, among many other unique or specifically selected components.
TRACE™ Systems are just that; Systems. That means that the rope and devices have been engineered and tested to work together and that substitution of components is likely to create dangerous conditions. There are also some very unique rigging parameters in order to ensure the system is used safely. For example, tying a knot in rope is common in traditional rope rigging. However if a knot is tied into TRACE™ Systems rope, it will reduce the factor of safety below acceptable levels. That is why we have taken a positive control approach to fielding TRACE™ Systems to ensure the safety of all end users. That approach involves two key elements:
The systems are sold as kits, not individual components (except for replacement parts) to mitigate non-approved ropes from being used in the devices; and
Mandatory pre-use training is accomplished via online training, where access is granted by a unique activation code that accompanies the sale of every kit.
Current Authorized TRACE™ Systems Training Providers:
Only Authorized TRACE™ Systems Training Companies are sanctioned to provide training using TRACE™ Systems. These companies have been formally trained by CTOMS™ and are privy to the most current testing, data and practices.
Authorized TRACE™ Systems Trainer Certifying Body
Atlas Devices, LLC.
Tactical Medical Solutions®
Safety Access & Rescue Pty. Ltd.
All European Union countries plus Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Moldova, Gibraltar, Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey and the Ukraine.
DMM International Ltd.
For all other countries, contact us directly.