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Nr 10/Year 7

Summer

2016

MAGAZINE

AIR LAUNCHERS

ASSAULT & RESCUE MADE EASY

POWERED ASCENDERS

BATTERY OPERATED LIFTING DEVICES

ACCESS POLES

MANUAL & PNEUMATIC POWERED

SAFE TACTICS ACADEMY ®

TRAINING & CONSULTANCY CONCEPT

GET ON IT, GET IN IT,

GET OVER IT!

CLIMBING EQUIPMENT FOR URBAN,

MARINE & REMOTE OPERATIONS

Solutions for Tactical & Rescue High Angle Access Operations

Remote, Urban, Industrial and Maritime

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TAGS ® Magazine

CONTENT

3 POWERED ASCENDERS

Six years ago we developed an innovative

Tactical Ascender with important input of both

active and former special operators and Swedish

Ascender Manufacturer ActSafe®. Today it is

trusted by many teams around the world. In this

magazine we are introducing no less than 6 new

models! Meet the the new family members!

12 ACCESS LAUNCHERS

TAGS® Tactical Air launchers; the most reliable &

durable on the market today.

16 RESCUE LAUNCHERS

The new revolutionary tool for rope and ladder

deployment. Super compact and recoilless!

18 LADDERS & LADDER SYSTEMS

A close look at the FibreLight and WireSafe

flexible ladders, Marine Boarding Ladders &

Modular Ladder Poles.

24 POLE SYSTEMS & HOOKS

Our versatile and simple to use systems have

proven to be reliable and effective during many

operations around the world.

Meet the new Narwhal Pneumatic Poles!

30 MARITIME TECHNOLOGY

Switchable boarding magnets, Asset Recovery

Device and Programmable Submersible Live Vest.

32 CLIMBING EQUIPMENT

Essentials for your ACCESS operations.

43 SAFE WORK SOLUTIONS

Rather than just selling products Safe Tactics is

specialized in offering comprehensive solutions.

One stop concept for all high angle operations

44 SAFE TACTICS ACADEMY®

Comprehensive training facilitated in our

purpose built training centre near Amsterdam

(Netherlands) or on site - anywhere in the world.

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TAGS; SOLUTIONS FOR TACTICAL AND RESCUE

HIGH ANGLE ACCESS OPERATIONS

TAGS® Systems was established

in 2010 by Safe Tactics BV. When

traveling around the world to train

operators in the field of boarding and urban access we noticed

that there was a lot of room for improvement on the equipment

side. That was when we decided to develop a complete new

series of Access equipment. With help of top notch units around

the globe we are rapidly developing innovative equipment to

cope with the ever changing threats and operational challenges.

TAGS® high performance products are specifically designed for

use in the toughest maritime, remote and urban environments.

We are proud to say we are being supported by some of the

most famous top notch units around the world.

Rather designing products that look fancy TAGS offers products

that work!

TACTICAL SOLUTIONS

★ URBA N★ M A RITIM E★

Supported by Safe Tactics (world wide

agent)

TAGS Systems is represented around the

world through a network of highly competent

"Channel Solution Partners" that are

supported by Safe Tactics.

At Safe Tactics you will find experts with many years of “handson”

experience in your field of operation. Our services are valued

by many teams around the world. Our badge has become a

recognized and trusted sign of quality.

Safe Tactics Academy® is providing bespoke training and

consultancy ("System Integration") around the world.

Tell us your requirements... we will provide the best possible

solution for your team!


Powered Ascenders

MEET THE NEW

TACTICAL ASCENDER

RANGE

Seven years ago Swedish Ascender

Manufacturer ActSafe developed the

T1-16 Assault Ascender with important

input from Safe Tactics as well

as top tier and world famous special

operations units. Looking back we

can proudly say we truly revolutionized

Tactical Climbing and Rescue

operations. We are proud to say our

Power Ascenders are now in use with

most special operations units around

the world.

Based on this success and the lessons

we learned over the years we

will introduce several new models

in 2016. The fact that we will market

our products as TAGS Power

Ascenders by ActSafe emphasizes

the exceptional good cooperation

between ActSafe and Safe Tactics

(TAGS Systems).

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Powered Ascenders

ACCESS WITHOUT COMPROMISE

The TAGS Tactical Ascender Range can be used in

tactical and rescue operations in diverse and demanding

areas. Only imagination sets the limits.

MOUNTAIN & REMOTE

Ascenders can be used for winching gear; weapons and

other equipment. It lets you gain access in difficult situations

like inclined and vertical terrain, cliffs, rock face,

slopes and so on.

URBAN ACCESS

Easy access to high and deep structures like buildings,

confined spaces, shafts and cranes. Ideal for both overt

and covert applications.

RESCUE OPERATIONS

Both active and passive lowering and hoisting of the casualty

and stretcher is possible. Either with or without

the medic attached. Powered ascenders are also ideal for

removal of objects (collapsed buildings, rock fall, etc).

BOARDING, & MARITIME

Deploy a line with a line throwing device or hook-on pole

and simply ride to the target. Attach the ascender to

the structure and hoist up the rest of your team. High

speed! The TCX ASSAULT & TCX FORCE feature an IP67

rating and can be used for boat based- of surface swimming

operations.

TACTICAL DIVING (T1-16 & TCX SEAL ONLY)

The T-16 and TCX SEAL are optimized for diving operations.

As a combat diver you can take these models to a

depth of 10/33ft.

KEY FEATURES OF POWER ASCENDERS:

• Speed equals safety

Minimum exposure time for the operator. Extremely

high ascending/descending speeds.

• One hand operation

Allowing the other hand to operate a weapon or care

for a patient.

• Designed for covert operations

Low noise, indicator lights can be switched off.

• Compact and easy to carry around

• Recharging during descents

• Waterproof

The T1-16 and TCX SEAL allows a diver to go to a

depth of 10m/33ft and can be made buoyant. The

TCX Assault is watertight up to one meter (IP67);

sufficient for boat based boarding operations or use

in extreme wet conditions.

• Very fast recharging on AC

• Excellent grip on rope

Even on soaked ropes.

• Extremely quick and easy rope loading

• Remote control option

Adding even more applications.

• High quality and value for money

• Field tested and proven in action

With a track record of over five years and hundreds

of ascenders in the field our ascenders are being

used by many satisfied Military, Law Enforcement

Special Operations Units and Professional Rescue

Teams around the world.

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Powered Ascenders

T1-16 ASSAULT - POWER ASCENDER

Regardless of being onshore or at sea, in urban or

remote locations; the state-of-the-art T1-16 Assault

Ascender has been developed for tactical- and rescue

operations under extreme conditions. These unique,

watertight battery-powered Ascenders are almost silent

and can ascend and descend at very high speeds. Giving

you great tactical advantage, our Ascenders will not

only make your operations more effective but also safer.

Instead of strenuous climbing a rope or ladder you just

ride the rope! One hand operation ensures you are able

to operate your weapon and lets you fully concentrate

on your task. Once the first operator is on top the rest of

the team can be winched up easily by using the remote

control system.

The T1-16 Assault Ascender was introduced in 2010

and is now in use with many special operations units

around the world. It has proven to be an ideal tool for

many boarding and various urban tactical and rescue

scenario's. With a battery capacity of 400m/1300ft this

device is considered the "work horse" among our battery

powered ascenders.

The rope grab is optimized for TAGS® Patron PLUS

ropes but also works with other specified semi static

ropes (EN1891A). The optional 9mm rope Grab is exclusively

designed and approved to work with TAGS®

Patron Assault (9mm special Dyneema utility rope).

The T1-16 features an internal battery system and is

optimized for diving ops up to 10m/33ft depth.

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Powered Ascenders

TCX ASCENDER RANGE

Meet the new revolutionary TCX Platform:

super compact, lightweight and powered with

external changeable batteries.

The bi-directional "gas handle" (patent pending)

controls both up and down movement

without the need of switching buttons. This

unique new feature adds speed to the process

by allowing the operator to act more instinctive

and eliminates the need of extra push

buttons. Ofcourse the TCX features a remote

control option as well.

The new rope cover makes rope leading even

more easy than it is on the succesful T1-16.

Its new design eliminates the possibility that

the cover opens under load and offers better

protection by covering the rotating rope grab

completely.

The rope grab is optimized for TAGS® Patron

PLUS ropes but also works with other specified

semi static ropes (EN1891A). Optionally

the TAGS® Patron Assault (9mm special

Dyneema utility pope) can also be used

without the need of changing the rope grab.

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Visit www.tags.systems for latest information and learn how our ascender range

is being used in tactical and rescue operations; in industrial, urban, maritime and

remote area’s. Several applications are highlited for boarding ships and other

maritime operations, for tactical ascending and descending and complex rescue

operations. The possibillities however are only limited by your imagination.

TCX SEAL - POWER ASCENDER

The TCX SEAL is the first ascender that is based on the

new revolutionary TCX Platform: super compact, lightweight

and powered with external changeable batteries.

The TCX SEAL is designed for tactical, remote, urban

& maritime operations and aims at top tier special

operations units. Built for speed and watertightness.

The speed and lifting capacity are optimized for one

fully equipped operator and diving operations up to

10m/33ft depth.

TCX ASSAULT - POWER ASCENDER

The TCX Assault Features the exact same specifications

as the TCX SEAL except for the watertightness. The Ingress

Protection Level of the TCX Assault is IP 67 (solid:

dust tight/water: up to 1m/3,3ft).

TCX FORCE - POWER ASCENDER

The TAGS TCX Force is the work horse of the TCX family.

Designed for both active and passive rescue and

lifting operations. The speed and lifting capacity are

optimized to lift a fully equipped operator plus casualty

with stretcher and medical equipment (or other 250kg

payload); without the need to rig a pulley system.

The TCX Force is ideal for rescues in remote, urban and

industrial locations and military and law enforcement

special operations where high lifting capacity is of the

essence. The TCX Force is dust proof and watertight to a

depth of 1m/3,3ft (IP67).

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Powered Ascenders

PME - PETROL POWERED ASCENDER

The PME Power Ascender is a heavy duty lifting tool

made for military and rescue professionals. It is powered

by a strong but lightweight 4 stroke Honda engine

and best described as compact mobile winch that works

with semi-static rope. The rope grab is optimized for

TAGS® Patron PLUS ropes but also works with a variety

of other semi static ropes (EN1891A).

The PME allows you to work fast and efficient and it has

proven to be a compact and efficient rope winch for various

military applications.

It is a rugged lifting tool for hard work. Scorching heat or

biting frost? It doesn't really matter; the PME does the

job.

The PME is a lightweight alternative to other lifting

equipment. An already high lifting capacity that can be

further extended by a pulley system makes it ideal for

lifting/dragging material and equipment. Since the PME

is very compact and runs on unleaded petrol/gasonline

this tool is ideal for extended use in remote locations or

mountaineous area's.

Some applications:

• Lifting or dragging equipment and supplies.

• Installation of structures, antenna's (lifting).

• Lifting explosives (EOD).

• Disaster Relief/USAR (collapsed building: winching

objects).

• Mountain rescue (crevasse rescue, long drops,

heavy lifting, etc.).

PMX - PETROL POWERED ASCENDER

The band new PMX Power Ascender can been seen as a

further development of the succesful and field proven

PME Ascender. The big difference with the PME is that ht

PMX features a descending/lowering function. You can

actively ride up and down a rope or use it as a lifting/

lowering tool (having it suspended on a rigging/belay

point.

The PMX is very compact and runs on unleaded petrol/

gasonline.

The new rope cover makes rope leading even more easy

than it is on the succesful PME. Its new design eliminates

the possibility of the cover opening up under load

and offers better protection by covering the rotating

rope grab completely.

The rope grab is optimized for TAGS® Patron PLUS

ropes but also works with a variety of other semi

static ropes (EN1891A).

An already high lifting capacity that can be further

extended by a pulley system makes it ideal for lifting/

dragging material and equipment and difficult rescues.

These unique features make the PMX the ultimate

rescue tool for prolonged -heavy duty- operations in

remote locations (e.g. mountain rescue).

Some applications:

• Lifting/lowering or dragging equipment and

supplies.

• Installation of structures, antenna's (lifting).

• Lifting explosives (EOD).

• High angle rescue.

• Disaster Relief (collapsed building: winching

objects).

• Mountain rescue (crevasse rescue, long drops,

heavy lifting, etc.)

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Powered Ascenders

POWER ASCENDER CARRY SYSTEM (PACS)

TAGS PACS is an ideal backpack system for carrying any

of our Power Ascenders in the field secure and comfortable.

The backpack features an external frame. The

duffle bag can be zipped to the frame. The backpack and

duffle can be used in combination or separate (sold as

kit).

Features:

• Intex ll aluminium frame.

• Adjustable ladder harness system. Makes customizing

the fit quick and easy.

• Three built in horizontal compression straps for

securing your gear tight to the frame.

• Duffle can be zippered on/of and holds ascender

with rope and rigging equipment.

• Duffle also features external facing access, internal

tuck-pockets, and a carry strap, making it useful

anytime you need a duffel bag.

Color Dry Earth

Item code TG B PACS

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Powered Ascenders

POWER ASCENDER SPECIFICATIONS

FEATURE T1-16 ASSAULT ASCENDER TCX SEAL ASCENDER*

Ascending Speed 0 - 100m/330ft per minute 0 - 60m/200ft per minute

Descending Speed 0 - 145m/475ft per minute 0 - 70m/230ft per minute

Ascending Distance

Typically 400m/1300ft with

100kg/220lbs (equipped) operator

Typically 165m/542ft with

100kg/220lbs (equipped) operator

Descending Distance Unlimited Unlimited

Maximum lifting capacity

Safe Work Load (SWLmax)

160kg/350lbs (320kg/700lbs in

2:1 pulley system).

Appr. 165kg/365lbs. System switches

off at SWLmax.

160kg/350lbs (320kg/700lbs in

2:1 pulley system).

Appr. 165kg/365lbs. System switches

off at SWLmax.

Lifting capacity optimised for 80 - 150kg / 175 - 330lbs 80 - 150kg / 175 - 330lbs

Waterproof 10m/33ft (for diving ops; 4 hrs max.) 10m/33ft (for diving ops; 4 hrs max.)

Under water Operations

Remote control option

a

a

a

a

Power Integrated battery External changeable battery

Picture

*TCX SEAL, Assault & Force: Preliminary specs.

TAGS & ACTSAFE;

UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP

Seven years ago Swedish Ascender

Manufacturer ActSafe developed

the T1-16 Assault Ascender with

important input from Safe Tactics

as well as top tier and world

famous special operations units.

Looking back we can proudly say

we truly revolutionized Tactical

Climbing and Rescue operations.

We are proud to say our Power Ascenders

are now in use with most

special operations units around

the world. The fact that we market

our products as TAGS Power

Ascenders by ActSafe emphasizes

the exceptional good cooperation

between ActSafe and Safe Tactics

(TAGS Systems).

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Powered Ascenders

TCX ASSAULT ASCENDER* TCX FORCE ASCENDER* PME ASCENDER PMX ASCENDER

0 - 60m/200ft per minute 0 - 24m/80ft per minute 0 - 17m/55ft per minute 0 - 17m/55ft per minute

0 - 70m/230ft per minute 0 - 24m/80ft per minute Not applicable Manually controlled

Typically 165m/542ft with

100kg/220lbs (equipped)

operator

Typically 200m/655ft with

100kg/220lbs (equipped)

operator

Typically 700m/2300ft with

100kg/220lbs (equipped)

operator

Typically 700m/2300ft with

100kg/220lbs (equipped)

operator

Unlimited Unlimited Not applicable 150m/495ft

160kg/350lbs (320kg/700lbs

in 2:1 pulley system).

Appr. 165kg/365lbs. System

switches off at SWLmax.

250kg/550lbs 300kg/600lbs 250kg/550lbs

Appr. 250kg/550lbs. System 200kg/440lbs

200kg/440lbs

switches off at SWLmax. 250kg/550lbs for rescue 250kg/550lbs for rescue

80 - 150kg / 175 - 330lbs 80 - 200kg / 175 - 440lbs 80 - 250kg / 175 - 550lbs 80 - 250kg / 175 - 550lbs

IP 67 IP 67 Heavy rain, snow, dust Heavy rain, snow, dust

r r r r

a a r r

External changeable battery External changeable battery 4-stroke engine (95 octane 4-stroke engine (95 octane

unleaded gasoline/petrol) unleaded gasoline/petrol)

FLASHBANG MAGAZINE

The images op page 1-3-23 and

50 are made by our friends from

"FLASHBANG"; an international

publication based in France, dedicated

to military special forces

and law enforcement tactical

units. About 2 or 3 times a year,

the magazine features 3 elite

units from all over the world and

present each of them in about

50 pages of photography with

a short presentation in English

and no commercial advertising.

Check: flashbang-mag.com

for more info.

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Access Launchers

TAGS® ROPE AND LADDER LAUNCHERS

TAGS® high performance pneumatic launchers are specifically designed for use

in the toughest maritime and urban environments. They are extremely effective

and easy to use in difficult special operations (diving, boat-based and landbased).

Meet the most durable launchers on the market today. They are surprisingly

simple to maintain -even in the field if necessary- and require only few

spares to take along. The systems are very cost effective if used frequently and

extremely reliable.

TAGS® COMPACT LAUNCHER MKII

TAGS® Compact Launchers have been specifically

designed for use in the toughest maritime, remote and

urban environments. We can proudly state it is trusted

by many top notch units around the globe!

Operations around the world have shown that the

launcher is extremely effective and easy to use in difficult

scenario’s (diving, boat-based and land-based

ops). Based on operational (end user) experience we

have implemented major improvements which led to our

brand new MKII model.

SIMPLE TO USE

Rather than designing products that look fancy TAGS®

offers products that work! After building the first

prototypes we thought “how can we make this product

look more cool”. Soon we came to the conclusion that it

would be better to keep things simple and robust. Using

it in extreme cold weather conditions with unexperienced

users we came to the conclusion that this was a

very wise decision. The launchers are extremely easy to

operate.

A compact rope container can be mounted on the

left- or right side of the barrel and fits around 50m

(165ft) of 9mm rope (both left-or right-handed operation

possible). You can also fit both; ideal if you have to

take multiple shots. The dedicated ladder canister fits a

20m/65ft FibreLight II ladder and is mounted beneath

the barrel. No tools or difficult actions are needed to

mount the canisters. You can easy mount them wearing

thick gloves in pitch dark. Two simple rubber bands

prevent the rope or ladder falling out of the canister. You

can leave the bands when taking the shot.

The Compact Launcher is fitted with a folding stock that

features shock mitigation. This ensures compact storage

and transportation and mitigates the impact on the

shoulder.

Compact Launcher MKII with External Grapnel

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Access Launchers

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This Magazine features an important part of the products and services

we provide in the field of ACCESS. It is however impossible to cover all

topics and information in this issue. Check www.tags.systems for a full

overview, the latest information on products.

HOW SIMPLE...?

Push the projectile in the barrel. Put safety catch on. The

safety catch puts a 100% mechanical lock on the projectile

and locks the trigger also. Rest assured we made it very

reliable. Open the main valve to pressurize the pressure

chamber (have a look at the gauge and pressurize depending

on the height needed). Then aim, release the safety

catch off and pull the trigger. Thats all...

PROJECTILE OPTIONS

The Compact Launcher can be used to deploy a

climbing rope, flexible ladder or towing line (to get

a line from building to building, ship to ship/shore,

over a canyon, etc.). There are two grapnel options

available. Choose the right option based on your

pre-operational intelligence. The SF Kit includes

both Grapnels and a Messenger Line Projectile.

EXTERNAL GRAPNEL

The External Grapnel is the first choise for edges

and round bars. The projectile seals the barrel

watertight so in diving operations the shot can be

taken immediately when surfacing.

Pressure setting. Up to five shots with one air bottle

After a shot you can immediately re-start the process; just

put another projectile in and shoot again. Depending on the

pressure setting it is possible to fire 3-5 projectiles without

the need to exchange the 500cc air bottle. No shot fired?

Make sure the safety catch is on and release the air from

the pressure chamber using the release valve. Remaining

bottle pressure can be measured with a seperate bottle

pressure tester (included in all SF Kits).

The air bottle is fitted with an automatic valve and can be

exchanged very easily in the field as well. Bottles can be

filled using any scuba diving tank or scuba compressor.

The filling assembly fits both 200bar/2900psi INT or DIN

and 300bar/4350psi DIN systems).

External Grapnel Projectile

FOLDING GRAPNEL

The Folding Grapnel works best on (fishing-) nets,

cables and (wire-) ropes. This grapnel almost completely

dissapears inside the barrel making it very

compact.

Folding Grapnel: making the launcher very compact

Compact Launcher Folding Grapnel Projectile

Folding stock with shock mitigation

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Access Launchers

RANGE

The range depends on the fire pressure selected and

on type and diameter of rope used (see the rather

optimistic specifications on the right). Of course wind

or specific payload can always be a factor. By choosing

the right pressure and angle you can pretty much

shoot the projectile where you want it to be. With

the Messenger Line Projectile you can also use the

launcher to shoot a line across a canyon, ship-to-ship,

building to building, etc.).

STRONG, DURABLE, EASY TO MAINTAIN AT LOW COST

Having dealt with launchers for many years in both

operations and trainings we learned that reliability is

one of the main concerns. Even if used heavily during

long training only a few very cheap spares are needed

to maintain the launcher in perfect condition. Very

cost effective if used frequently. The main O-rings

can be changed in the field by every operator without

technical knowledge. Even without any tools! It is built

super robust. It will probably still work if you drive over

it with a car.

FEATURE

Weight launcher

Weight operational*

Overal length (folded)

Rope 9mm

Rope 11mm

Fibrelight II Ladder

Distance rope 3mm

COMPACT LAUNCHER

MK II

5kg/11lbs

11kg/24lbs

53cm/21in

up to 45m/145ft

up to 35m/115ft

up to 20m/65ft

> 120m/395ft

Indicative: actual value may vary .

*Incl. canister, bottle, projectile, payload measured on land.

Easy filling from

200/300 bar scuba tank

or compressor

Compact Launcher

operational with stock

folded

Compact Launcher

Folding Grapnel

Projectile

External Grapnel with

FibreLight Ladder

LAUNCHER KITS

Item code Nato Stock # (NSN) Item Name Discription

TG CLSF2 1095-17-124-5054 Compact Launcher MKII SF Kit Comprehensive Kit with several

projectiles, payloads and spares

Training in the use of launchers highly reccomended. Kits can be upgraded to meet specific demands.

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Work & Rescue Launchers

TAGS® WORK & RESCUE LAUNCHERS

Our new high performance Work & Rescue Launchers are powered by compressed

air and specifically designed for use in the toughest remote environments. The

new revolutionary design features zero kickback and is extremely quick and

simple to use. The compact non-pyrotechnic devices are very safe, cost effective

even if used frequently and proven to be extremely reliable.

TAGS® WORK & RESCUE LAUNCHER

Our new high performance Work & Rescue Launcher is

the ideal tool to cope with difficult operational work &

rescue challenges. This compact non pyrotechnic device

is powered by compressed air. No special storage, shipping

or licensing is required and safe to use in an oil and

gas environment.

EXTREMELY QUICK, SAFE AND SIMPLE TO USE

The Work & Rescue Launcher is stored ready to use.

Simply connect the mini bottle to the body (bayonet

mount) and pull the release mechanism. You can fire

another payload in seconds; just push a new projectile

down the barrel, connect a fresh bottle and pull the

release mechanism again. Bottles can be easily charged

from a scuba bottle or scuba compressor (compressed

outside air) so training is in-expensive.

The filling assembly fits both 200bar/2900psi INT or DIN

and 300bar/4350psi DIN systems). Re-charging a bottle

takes about 5 seconds. The mini bottles feature a pressure

gauge so you can easily see if a bottle is charged or

empty.

TAGS magazine 16


Our newly developed Rescue Launchers are designed for many difficult operational

challenges in the field of rescue and industrial and maritime work.

The applications are only limited by your imagination.

ZERO KICKBACK

Working with air launchers for years we have learned

that a lot of users -especially those not used to work

with weapons- are afraid for the kickback that air

launchers usually have. Hesitating to pull the trigger;

losing precious time during a rewscue or even missing

the target as a result. The most amazing feature of this

new revolutionary design is the absolute absense of

any kickback! Simple handheld operation. No buttstock

is needed. This also ensures that the launcher does not

look as a weapon and making the design very compact.

A compact rope container can be mounted on the body.

There is a dedicated one for the 4mm Messenger Line

and a dedicated one for the 8mm NFPA Foating Throw

Line. No tools or difficult actions are needed to mount

or exchange the canisters. You can easy put a cannister

on wearing thick gloves in pitch dark.

Some applications:

• Swift Water Rescue: deploy a floating rope with

auto-inflating sling witout putting the rescuer at

risk.

• Ice Rescue.

• Ocean / Shoreline / Surf Rescue.

• Man Overboard Rescue.

• Rope Rescue: deploy a rope or messenger line

from building to building, across a canyon or

river, to access steep-, rough- or vertical terrain

or get access to chairlifts, cable cars or industrial

structures.

• Rope Access: deploy a thin pilot line to pull in a

thicker rope and get access to power lines and

high structures.

• Vessel-to-vessel: Messenger Line Deployment

(bunkering, anchoring handling, loading, etc.).

TAGS® WORK & RESCUE LAUNCHERS

Item code Discription Details

TG WRL ML Work & Rescue Launcher

Messenger Line Deployment Kit

TG WRL WR Work & Rescue Launcher

Water & Ice Rescue Kit

TG WRL FDK Work & Rescue Launcher

Full Deployment Kit

Kits can be upgraded to meet specific demands.

Air Launcher, Messinger Line Cannister, Deployment Bag,

Airbottles (4), Air Bottle Storage Box, Charge Kit, Projectiles (4), Messenger

line: 120m/395ft., Accessory Kit in storage box

Air Launcher, Throw Line Cannister, Deployment Bag,

Airbottles (4), Air Bottle Storage Box, Charge Kit, Projectiles (4), NFPA

Floating Throw Line: 8mm-92m/3005ft (NFPA 1983:2006), auto-inflating

sling, Accessory Kit in storage box

Air Launcher, Messinger Line Cannister, Throw Line Cannister, Deployment

Bag, Airbottles (4), Air Bottle Storage Box, Charge Kit, Projectiles

(4), Messenger line: 120m/395ft. NFPA Floating Throw Line: 8mm-

92m/3005ft (NFPA 1983:2006),, auto-inflating sling Accessory Kit in

storage box

TAGS magazine 17


Ladders & Ladder Systems

RIGID LADDERS, POLE LADDERS &

FLEXIBLE SIDED LADDERS

TAGS® Modular Ladder Pole System and Marine Boarding Ladders make underway

boarding vessels from a RHIB very easy and safe. In addition to these rigid

ladders our flexible ladder range has been extended with the new TAGS® WireSafe

Ladders. In this chapter will also take a closer look at our Fibrelight II Ladder; a

complete re-design of the established Fibrelight Ladder. Exclusively for TAGS®.

TAGS® MODULAR LADDER POLES

Our Modular Ladder Poles are designed for rapid boarding

of static and moving targets. The Ladder Pole is

simple to deploy and climbing is very easy. The operator

can effectively run up the ladder if necessary. If you need

to transfer persons from the vessel to the RHIB you will

find that it is also easy to climb for persons that are not

as well trained as your fellow team members.

The Ladder consists of a Top Assembly, Bottom Standoff

Assembly and in between you can add Pole Sections that

come in two sizes. You can basically choose the right

length for the vessel you need to board.

Combining the modules to a ladder is safe and simple

and can be done within seconds without the need of

tools.

To prevent the ladder from accidentaly being kicked off

the vessel by the RHIB at high seas states; a flexible section

(Fibre Light Ladder) can be mounted to the Bottom

Standoff Assembly.

This modular setup makes it a very versatile tool that

can be optimized for a wide variety of scenario’s. Ideal

for urban operations also.

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TOP ASSEMBLY

The Top Assembly consists of the TAGS® Access Hook

(see page 18) and an adapter that fits the pole sections.

The unique Double Safety System ensures a tight, secure

and safe fit wihout the need of tools. There is only

one way to put the modules together. This eliminates

the risk of making mistakes and loss of valuable time.

POLE SECTIONS

Several Pole Sections can be added. They come in two

sizes: an 8 step full section (appr. 2,45m/8ft) and a 4

step half section (appr. 1,3m/4,3ft). The heavy duty

built ladder has a black Xylan high impact resistant

coating which gives excellent protection against corrosion,

chipping and wear. The rungs have projections in

place to prevent slipping and feature standoffs for easy

foot placement.

BOTTOM ASSEMBLY

The Bottom Standoff Assembly may be added optionally

to provide a more positive and stable standoff if the

hull is slightly over hanging. It also features holes to

mount the flexible extention.

FLEXIBLE SECTION

To prevent the ladder accidently be kicked off the ship

by the RHIB at high seas states a flexible section (small-

Fibre LightII Ladder: see page 11) can be mounted to the

Bottom

SEVERAL KITS AVAILABLE

Modules can be purchased separately. To make life easy

we have also selected two kits.

Several kit options

available

Top Assembly

(Top Adapter with TAGS®

Access Hook)

Bottom Standoff

Assembly

Unique Double Safety

Connection System

MODULAR LADDER POLES

Item code Discription Details

TG MLP85 Modular Ladder Pole Pack 8,5m Top Assembly, 2 Sections, 1 Half Section, Bottom Assemby, flexible ext.

TG MLP60 Modular Ladder Pole Pack 6m Top Assembly,1 Section, 1 Half Section, Bottom Assemby, flexible ext.

TG MLP1002 Modular Ladder Pole-Pole Section Extra Section 2,45m8ft

TG MLP1003 Modular Ladder Pole-Half Pole Section Extra Section 1,30m/4,3ft

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Ladders & Ladder Systems

TAGS® FIBRELIGHT II ASSAULT LADDERS

Exclusively for TAGS®; a complete re-design of the established

Fibrelight Ladder. Where the “normal”

Fibrelight Ladders carry the load of one operator; this

one can take at least three at a time! Built for heavy use

by Special Forces and Tactical Teams in harsh conditions!

Lightweight, noiseless, non conducting, contains no

metal parts and presents no radar signal. Important

features that will put the ‘old school” steel wire ladder

immedeately out of service.

The sides are flexible yet stable and the steps are reinforced

with carbon fibre rods; making it easy to climb

(far more easy than the traditional steel wire ladders),

durable, safe and strong.

With the design of several existing fibre ladders you

have to be very careful not to rig the ladder upside down

as the stitching could break and rungs could come off.

This has proven not always to be easy in the heat of an

operation. The new Fibrelight II design can be loaded in

both directions! Very safe when the going gets tough...

BUILT FOR HEAVY DUTY MILITARY USE

The rung runs all the way through the sides of the ladder

so it can not be pushed out of its pocket (something

we have seen with other flexible ladders).Built for heavy

duty military use in marine environment!

JOINING FIBRELIGHT II LADDERS

One end of the ladder has a single attachment point

for fast and easy deployment. The other end has two

separate attachment points (three for the double rung

ladder). You can use this side to put 2 ladders together.

With the optional TAGS® Universal Connectors the

distance between the rungs remains consistent. These

attachment points can also be used to connect it to two

(or three) seperate anchor points to rig it slightly more

stable. The choice is yours.

TWO OPTIONS: SINGLE RUNG & DOUBLE RUNG

Available in two versions: Single Rung 200mm/8in

and Double Rung 390mm/15in widths. Rung spacing:

30cm/12in. All ladders are supplied with a black nylon

carry bag.

The optional TAGS® Ladder Standoffs make climbing

easier when used against a flat surface.

COMPACT FLEXIBLE SIDED FIBRE LADDERS

Item code Discription Size*

TG FL SR02/05/10/15/20 Fibrelight II Assault Ladder Single Rung 2/5/10/15/20m (appr. 7/16/33/50/65ft)

TG FL DR10/15/20 Fibrelight II Assault Ladder Double Rung 10/15/20m (appr. 33/50/65ft)

TG FL SO TAGS Fibre Ladder Standoff one

TG MRNZ08.O B TAGS Universal Connector (black) one

Other lenghts made to order.

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Ladders & Ladder Systems

TAGS® WIRESAFE - STEEL WIRE LADDERS

In addition to the modern FibreLight Ladders we decided

to develop a more traditional style steel wire ladder

(caving ladder).

BUILT FOR HEAVY DUTY MILITARY USE

TAGS® WireSafe Ladders are designed for extreme maritime

environment and are built to last. The Safe Work

Load of the ladders equals 3 fully equipped operators.

The ladders are supported by high quality stainless

steel wires. The black anodized rungs are made out of

aluminium aloy and feature a special reinforced core

that guarantees safety when using fifi hooks and a

diamond edged surface structure that ensures grip in

wet conditions.

JOINING WIRESAFE LADDERS

The top ends of the ladder are long enough to be joined

and clipped into a single anchor point. The bottom side

of the ladder has two shorter ends. You can use this

side to join 2 ladders together. With the optional TAGS®

Universal Connectors the distance between the rungs

remains consistent.

COMPACT FLEXIBLE SIDED STEEL WIRE LADDERS

Item code Discription Size*

TG WS SR05/10/15/20 WireSafe Single Rung 5/10/15/20m (appr. 16/33/50/65ft)

TG WS SO TAGS Wire Ladder Standoff one

TG MRNZ08.O B TAGS Universal Connector (black) one

Other lenghts made to order.

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Ladders & Ladder Systems

RIGID MARINE BOARDING LADDERS

Our TAGS® Marine Boarding Ladder has been developed

for Military, Police and Custom’s Officers to board ships

under way for inspections and rapid assaults. The ladder

top hook, is simply placed over handrails or the ships

outer kick plates allowing the lower section stand off to

touch the side of the vessel.

The sealed construction makes the ladder fully buoyant

even in fresh water allowing immediate recovery if accidentally

lost (or thrown) overboard.

this ladder has proven to be an ideal lightweight tool for

urban operations as well.

Available in 2m/7ft and 3m/10ft versions. CE-Certified.

Marine Boarding Ladder 2m

The flexible ladder extension is optional but highly reccomendable

at high sea states as it avoids the ladder to

be kicked of the ship by the RHIB. The rungs are mounted

on 4 steel wires and the rungs feature cross bars

to make them extra strong and avoid severe damage

should the ladder accidently get hit by the RHIB.

Lenght: 1m/3.3ft. Individually tested. CE-Certified.

Flexible Extention features extra reinforced rungs

The heavy duty built ladder has a black Xylan high

impact resistant coating which gives excellent protection

against corrosion, chipping and wear. The rungs

are 270mm/11in wide and 50mm/2in deep and have

projections in place to prevent slipping.

The Rubber feet allow the ladder to be used onboard the

vessel as stand alone ladder as well. Due to this feature

MARINE BOARDING LADDERS

Item code Discription Details

TG MBL2 Rigid Marine Boarding Ladder 2m/7ft Sealed, buoyant in water, fast boarding (5,5kg/12lbs)

TG MBL3 Rigid Marine Boarding Ladder 3m/10ft Sealed, buoyant in water, fast boarding (7,7kg/17lbs)

TG MBL1 Flexible Ladder Extention 1m/3,3ft (for MBL) Avoiding ladder to be kicked off by RHIB (incl. connectors)

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Pole Systems & Hooks

HOOKED ON POLES..?

Boarding vessels, platforms and climbing urban structures is often very tricky

and involves difficult manouvres. Our poles and hooks are being used around the

world and have proven to provide effective means to gain access quick, reliable

and safe. We have learned that intensive contact with end users, continuous

product development & testing and using only the best materials are the key

elements to succesful operations. Meet the latest technology.

TAGS® POLE SYSTEMS & HOOKS

Our telescopic hook on poles can be used to quickly

deploy a hook with a rope or ladder attached. Than

gain access by climbing the ladder or rope -or better-

ride the tope with one of the power ascenders

featured elsewhere in this magazine.

In many cases a powered telescopic pole is the best

option; super fast and extremely easy to us. Based

on the circumstances in some cases it is better to

use a manual pole.

All poles come in different sizes. If the pole needs to

be super compact (and the target is not too high) we

recomend to use our Roll-up pole; ideal for diving but

also for urban operations!

In this chapter you will meet all hook on poles.

Choise of the right pole, hook and type of rope or

ladder is not always obvious. Based on our personal

experience and having worked with many teams

around the world we can help you with what is considered

'best practice' for your type of operations. Tell

us your requirements and we will come up with the

right package.

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Pole Systems: Manual

TAGS® CARBON FIBRE TELESCOPIC

POLES (MANUAL OPERATION)

TAGS® Carbon Fibre Telescopic Poles are the key

element of a lightweight, noiseless and super strong

system that allows you to deploy ropes or ladders in

a fast, reliable, safe and effective manner. Our poles

are lightweight, very rigid and easy to operate under

extreme conditions.

All poles are fitted with a hook adapter that has been

designed to work best with TAGS® Hooks and we

have found they also accommodate hooks of several

other manufacturers. See page 33 for more info

around our hooks.

TAGS® URBAN POLE PACK

This pack includes the TAGS® Access Hook, Flibrelight

Single Rung Ladder (with connector) and the ne

TAGS® 9m/30ft Telescopic Carbon Fibre Urban Pole.

The TAGS® Carbon Fibre “Urban Pole” can be used

for objects in the range from 2-10m/7-33ft height. It

can be used for both maritime and urban operations.

It can be used for objects in the range from

2-10m/7-33ft height. It’s compact size and the fact

that it is equipped with a lightweight hook, makes

it Ideal for urban operations: covert work, climbing

fences, roof tops and climbing walls and balconies.

TAGS® Carbon Fibre Telescopic Poles are used by

many units around the globe. Field proven!

TAGS® SWIMMER POLE PACK

Complete system for both covert swimming- and

underway boarding operations. This pack includes

the TAGS® Access Hook, Flibrelight Single Rung

Ladder (with connector) and the famous TAGS®

16m/53ft Telescopic Carbon Fibre Swimmer Pole.

The TAGS® Carbon Fibre “Swimmer Pole” is very rigid

and easy to operate even in heavy waters. It allows

access to objects up to 16m/53ft height. When the

pole is closed it is 3,5m/12ft long so it can be used to

team up whilst swimming towards the target.

Of course the Swimmer Pole can be used for land,

boat- or vehicle based operations as well. A bespoke

baseplate for your RHIB or vehicle can be produced to

order.

TAGS® HOOK ON POLE PACK

This pack includes the TAGS® Access Hook, Fibrelight

Single Rung Ladder (with connector) and the famous

TAGS® 9m/30ft Telescopic Carbon Fibre Hook On

Pole.

The TAGS® Carbon Fibre “Hook On Pole” can be used

for objects in the range from 2-10m/7-33ft height. It

can be used for both maritime and urban operations.

It’s compact size makes it Ideal for urban covert work

and the perfect tool for swimming operations during

strong currents.

CARBON FIBRE TELESCOPIC MANUAL POLE PACKS

Item code Discription Remarks Size

TG TPP1 TAGS® Swimmer Pole Pack Complete system 3,5-16m/12-53ft

TG TPP2 TAGS® Hook On Pole Pack Complete system 1,8-9m/5,9-30ft

TG TPP3 TAGS® Urban Pole Pack Complete system 1,8-9m/5,9-30ft

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Pole Systems: Pneumatic

TAGS® NARWHAL POLE SYSTEMS

Our most important development in the field of hook

placement is definitely the use of pneumatic technology

to extract the pole.

Utilizing compressed air, these systems are nonpyrotechnic,

re-usable, and easy re-fillable. As the

compressed air from the reservoir fills the telescopic

pole, each of the segments fill silently, extending the

pole upwards. Super fast.

The operator controls the extended length of the

telescopic pole by regulating the flow of air with a gas

handle. Any vertical increment within the height of

the pole is achieved by engaging the lowering handle,

leaving the hook at the intended target.

Retraction is actively powered. Ensuring maximum

speed. Both up and down!

Narwhal Poles are designed to deliver a grappling

hook with climbing rope or flexible ladder for use in

acoustically covert urban method of access and maritime

boarding operations. Swift, smooth and silent!

Surpassing the performance of traditional windupand

manual poles by far. These systems may also

be adapted to deploy covert surveillance solutions

(audio- and video transmitters, etc.) or robotics.

TAGS® NARWHAL PNEUMATIC COMBI POLE

The first pole in this new family of products is the

TAGS® Narwhal Pneumatic Combi Pole. The pole

consists of 4 sections that can be joined in several

configurations. Making it versatile for several applications.

The integrated 2,2 liter, 200bar/2900psi air cylinder

is fitted with an automatic valve and can be charged in

seconds using any scuba diving tank or scuba compressor.

The charge assembly fits both 200bar/2900psi INT

or DIN and 300bar/4350psi DIN systems). If all sections

are joined a full cylinder allows up to five extractions.

With the telescopic base section fitted the pole extends

to 7,5m/25ft (height reach of 8,5m/28ft on land). The

transportation is only 2m/6,5ft. Ideal for urban operations

or diving operations with strong currents.

A second telescopic section can be fitted on top of the

first one. With a lenght of up to 12m/40ft and an

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Pole Systems: Pneumatic

integrated air cylinder the pole is optimized for diving

and swimming operations. It can also be used for

urban-, vehicle based- and boat based operations.

If you want an "in between" size we added a rigid section

to the package that can can be mounted easily to the

telescopic base section. In this configuration the pole

extends to 9m/30ft.

The pole is made from aircraft grade aluminium and

carbon fibre components. Shock absorbing elements

in between the sections avoid noise when the pole is

retracted.

The operating controls are extremely easy to use in extreme

conditions. There is one handle for extracting and

another one for retracting the pole.

TAGS® NARWHAL BOAT/VEHICLE POLE

Winter in 2016/17 we will introduce a longer pneumatic

telescopic pole that is optimized for vehilcle and boat

based operations. Let us know if you are interested so

we can keep you informed.

TAGS® NARWHAL COMBI POLE PACK

This versatile pole pack includes all sections plus

integrated air cylinder (transportation lenght 2m/6,5

ft maximum extention 12m/40ft. ). The pole can be

used in several configurations. The pack also includes

the Access Hook, Flibrelight Single Rung Ladder (with

connector), charge kit and transportation box.

TAGS® NARWHAL PNEUMATIC POLE PACKS

Item code Discription Remarks Size

TG NWPKC TAGS® Combi Pole Pack Complete system 2-12m/6,5-40t

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Pole Systems: Roll Up

TAGS® ROLL UP POLES

The TAGS® Rollup Pole Pack is the ideal tool for

urban and Maritime operations. Its small pack size

allows you to dive through extremely narrow passages

or stow your pole in a leisure day pack for

covert operations. It is lightweight and extremely

easy to use.

By throwing the roll on the ground holding it with

one hand (or dropping it underwater) it “automatically”

unfolds to a 5m/16ft sturdy pole. Fit the top

adapter and the hook with ladder fitted and you

will get instant access to 7m/ 23ft high objects

(pole lenght plus body reach). We have included a

10m/33ft ladder to accomodate a little bit reserve

(this comes in handy in many occasions e.g. when

coping with current). As soon as the hook is placed

just pull it out of its top adapter so hook and ladder

remain. The pivoting release system allows controllable

freedom of movement when placing the hook

and avoids that the connector pin gets jammed in

the pole adapter. Although placing is very reliable

and exact; detaching the hook remains extremely

simple.

Several hooks can be placed in no-time!

If the pole isn't needed anymore simply roll it up.

As soon as you have finished rolling it up it will not

unroll by itself.

The TAGS® Rollup Pole Pack 5 comes in a shoulderbag

with Molle System, a 5m/16ft Rollup Pole (Black),

the TAGS® Assault Hook with pivoting release

system, a 10m/33ft Fibrelight II Single Rung Ladder,

Rollup Pole Hook Adapter and TAGS® Universal Connector.

Weight of this whole kit is just 6,5kg/14,5lbs.

The TAGS® Rollup Pole Pack 7 comes with an extra

Rollup pole. The two poles can be folded together

with an overlap extending the range by approximately

2.5 meters (8ft).

Shoulderbag with Molle

holds complete system

Simply unroll to make

a very rigid pole.

TAGS® ROLLUP POLE PACKS

Item code Discription

TG RPP5B TAGS® Rollup Pole Pack 5

TG RPP7B TAGS® Rollup Pole Pack 7

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Pole Systems: Hooks

TAGS® ASSAULT HOOK

The Assault Hook was originally designed for the TAGS®

Rollup Pole but quickly became popular for use with

Telescopic Poles and even for use without any poles (e.g.

urban climbing over walls and fences). It features very

aggressive teeth. The first pair is faced downward, the

rest is facing inward. These teeth -in combination with a

well thought through angle- ensure a phenomenal grip

on the surface.

Firm, easy and secure placement! The pivoting release

system allows controllable freedom of movement when

placing the hook and avoids that the connector pin gets

jammed in the pole adapter. Although placing is very

reliable and exact; detaching the hook remains extremely

simple.

TAGS® Assault Hook

TAGS® Assault Hook

Two small stand off brackets prevent the hook from

rotating sideways. If used as a climbing aid without

poles the brackets secure a firm grip on the hook for

your hands.

The bottom hole accommodates the TAGS® Universal

Connector. The Assault Hook is lightweight (0,8kg/

1,7lbs) yet very strong. The maximum break strength

of the CE-Certified hook exceeds 1000kg/2200lbs.

The Access Hook has been designed to work best with

TAGS® Poles (compatible with both Telescopic Carbon

Fibre and Rollup Pole) and we have found it also fits

poles of several other manufacturers.

CE Certified.

The pivoting release system allows controllable freedom

of movement when placing the hook and avoids that the

connector pin gets jammed in the pole adapter. Although

placing is very reliable and exact; detaching the

hook remains extremely simple.

The Access Hook has been designed to work best with

TAGS® Poles and we have found it also fits poles of

several other manufacturers.

CE Certified.

TAGS® ACCESS HOOK

The reinforced box construction ensures this hook is remarkable

strong yet lightweight. We have made it very

durable so that it will remain fit for purpose even after

long use in harsh environments (eg maritime).

The hook can be used over a railing or parapet wall but

it will also balance on its point on flat surfaces like roof

tops or wide walls.

TAGS® Access Hook

TAGS® Access Hook

Exchangable tip

The maximum break strength of the CE-Certified hook

exceeds 1000kg/2200lbs.

Should the temperature hardened tip get blunt over time

you can either sharpen it using a grinder machine or

easily screw a new one on (considered consumables).

TAGS® POLE HOOKS

Item code Discription

TG TPAH TAGS® Assault Hook

TG TPACL TAGS® Access Hook

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Maritime Technology

UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY FOR WATERBASED OPERATIONS

With help of top notch units around the globe we are rapidly developing

innovative equipment to cope with the ever changing threats and

operational challenges.

In this chapter we will have a closer look at three unique developments for

maritime operations.

TAGS® BOARDING MAGNETS

The brand new TAGS® Boarding Magnets are designed for

instant, super strong tethering in maritime environments.

Maintaining a specific position under water can be extremely

difficult. Especially when strong current occur.

Permanent magnets can be used but the impact on the

metal can be heard throughout the ship hull or structure

and will certainly give your position away.

TAGS® Boarding Magnets can easily be switched ON/OFF

and offer a covert and secure solution to attach yourself,

equipment or devices (eg tracking systems) to a vessel or

any metal structure. Holds up to 455kg/1000lbs (depending

on the thickness and the surface of the metal). Attaches

above and under the waterline to both flat surface

and pipes. Just place the magnet where you want it to

be and turn the lever 180 degrees to “switch the magnet

ON”. Since it is already placed against the surface the action

is completely noiseless. The unit can be relocated or

removed within seconds. Without leaving any trace.

TAGS® Boarding Magnets feature marine grade corrosive

resistant coating and are equipped with positive locks.

Available in 2 sizes.

TAGS® BOARDING MAGNETS

Item code Discription

TG BMS TAGS® Boarding Magnet Small

TG BMM TAGS® Boarding Magnet Medium

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Maritime Technology

TAGS® ASSET RECOVERY DEVICE (ARD)

The versatile TAGS® Asset Recovery Device (ARD)

makes it possible to recover assets from below the

water line. Ideal to recover equipment that has accidentally

been dropped into the water whilst diving

or during boat based operations.

Loosing expensive mission critical equipment to the

sea might negatively influence the operation. If that

is not the case it will definitely influence next years

budget. The ARD features a bladder system that

automatically inflates from CO2 cartridges. Its buoyancy

will surface the equipment attached.

The deflated bladder is packed in a compact size bag

that features several attachment options (including

MOLLE System).

Inflation controlled by a sophisticated trigger

system. The trigger can be set to any depth (up to

90m/295ft). Using this “depth mode” has several applications.

Set the trigger to a low depth for surface

operations in order not to expose sensitive equipment

to water pressure. During diving operations you

can choose the trigger setting just below the

deepest point in your planned depth profile. Which

of course varies with the type of diving (eg scuba vs

rebreather).

The trigger is also equipped with a manual actuator.

The bladder is available in several sizes to accomodate

different weight lift options.

PROGRAMMABLE SUBMERSIBLE LIFE

VEST (PSLV)

Programmable Submersible Life Vest (PSLV) features

the first automatic inflating vest available in three

modes: Immersion or “Auto” mode, Submersion

“Dive” mode and “Scuba” mode.

In Immersion or Auto mode, the PSLV is an autoinflating

Personal Floatation Device (PFD), and is

virtually immune to wave splashes, heavy rain, and

high humidity. While a wet environment will not set

it off, simply immersing into the water will.

In Submersion or Dive mode, the PSLV inflates only

when the user’s self-set time and/or depth triggers

are exceeded. This valuable delay in inflation allows

for the operator to:

1. Recover from a fall into the water when early inflation

is not desirable and could be detrimental

2. Save a sinking buddy

3. Recovery from sink holes in rivers or swamps

4. Time to escape a sinking aircraft or an overturned

boat to avoid early inflation that might

trap them.

The Depth trigger is valuable when the operator is

faced with a rapid sink rate, which can accelerate as

he descends into deep water. Even though the time

trigger has not been met, exceeding the depth limit

will cause inflation.

In Scuba mode, the user may stay underwater as

long as the mission requires, however if he exceeds

his depth setting, the PSLV will fire. This mode is useful

in shallow-water tactical rebreather operations.

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® CLIMBING EQUIPMENT

We consider climbing equipment mission critical. That is why we put a lot of

effort in constantly developing products which contribute to the safety and

effectiveness of your missions. We take great pride in the fact that our equipment

is developed in close cooperation with top notch Law Enfocement, Military and

Rescue units around the world.

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY

Our TAGS® Climbing Euipment range is manufactured

by careful selected partners based in the USA,

Canada and the United Kingdom.

Product design, development and prototyping lie at

the centre of activities. Our partners have invested

heavily in engineering and design personnel, specialist

modelling software and high-specification

machinery.

Continuous product improvement can be brought

about by internal review, perhaps by changes to

material or process, but often improvements are

brought about by listening to feedback of our valued

end users.

QUALITY CONTROL

Tight Quality Control of systems and processes as

well as actual product is essential in a world full of

cheap copies and anonymous mass production.

At TAGS® we believe it is vital that every piece of

safety- and mission critical product that we ship has

been thoroughly inspected and thoroughly tested by

highly competent people, reassuring the user that

each and every component has been handled by a real

person to ensure it meets the highest standards.

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® DESCENDERS

D 4

AB

D 2

FIGURE 9

FIGURE 8

TAGS® D4 DESCENDER

The TAGS® D4 Descender features a

unique and innovative cam action,

which offers precise control at slow or

fast speeds. The progressive cam works

by way of one cam operating inside

another cam.

The TAGS® D4 has a 240kg / 500lbs

Working Load Limit which means it is

suitable for two-man rescue, without

the need for the creation of extra

friction.

The handle mechanism is designed to

rotate through 360° making its use

easier and simpler.

Approved standards: EN12841, ANSI

Z359, NFPA 1983- meets the requirements

of EN341

Thickness 98mm / 3 7/8 in*

Weight 655gram / 23 ounce

Compatible with rope diameter

10.5-11.5mm / 7/16 in*

Panic brake Yes

Number of persons 2

Body material Aluminium

Cam material Stainless Steel

Body finish Anodized

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 16

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

3597

Item code TG I RP880B4

TAGS® D2 MICRO DESCENDER

The TAGS® D2 Descender has a new

handle operated cam system specifically

so that in a panic situation the

Descender would actually stop the

descent, rather than just slow it down–

the TAGS® D2 Descender is the only

Micro-Descender in the world to offer

this function.

The TAGS® D2 can be controlled by

pushing in the cam (ideally using the

thumb) which allows the user to smoothly

feed the rope through the device,

without the use of the handle. The cam

feed feature is particularly useful for

fast Bail-out or for work positioning

during roof work for example.

It is also easy to back-feed the rope

through the D2 and therefore it can be

used for smooth ascending or for emergency

hauling (when used as part of a

2:1 ‘Z-rig’). The Descender is compact

and lightweight, allowing it to be carried

on the harness at all times. Ideal

for self rescue. Standard Kits are supplied

with a 15m / 50ft working length.

Other lengths are available on request.

KT860A is supplied with Polyester Rope

and a Dyneema Sling

KT860B is supplied with Technora Rope

and a Technora Anchor Sling

Approved standards: EN12841,

NFPA1983

Height 124mm / 4 7/8 in*

Width 71mm / 1 3/4 in*

Thickness 40mm / 1 1/2 in*

Weight 292gram / 10.3 ounce

Panic brake Yes

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(WLL) Safe Working Load 140kg /

308,64 lbs with a direct connection

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 13.5

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

3035

Item code TG I RP860B4

TAGS® AB DESCENDER

The TAGS® A-B Descender has an improved

Cam design for greater control

and a smoother descent. Other design

features include:

-Large Top Bobbin- improves rope

retention for greater ease of use

-Extending Handle- for greater control

when lowering heavy/two man loads

-Rope Latch- allows the user to remove

the rope, without detaching from their

Harness

Approved standards: CE EN 12841-B

Weight 436gram / 15 3/8 ounce

Rope diameter range 10.5 - 12.5mm

Panic brake Yes

Number of persons 2

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

Item code TG I RP810R

TAGS® FIGURE 8 & FIGURE 9

TAGS® Figure 8 is a high quality descending-

& belaying device.

On the TAGS® Figure 9 Descender the

attachment eye is set a 90 degrees to

the rest of the unit. This means that the

device remains correctly positioned

(without twisting) when attached to the

user's Harness. The TAGS® Figure 9

also has a top spike to help prevent

line cross-over (when using a two rope

system).

Approved standards: CE EN 362

Rope diameter range

9 - 13mm (5/16-1/2 in*)

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Body color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (kN)

30

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

6744

Item code

TAGS® Figure 8: TG I RP130H

TAGS® Figure 9: TG I RP110

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® BACKUP DEVICES

RED BACKUP

DEVICE

TAGS® RED BACKUP DEVICE

The TAGS® RED is a simple, yet highly

effective back-up device.

The RED's non-aggressive Cams have a

positively locking spring, which means

that the device is self-parking (rather

than self-tailing, like many Ropegrabs).

This self-parking function is important

for Rope Access work techniques as

they stipulate that the back-up device

should be positioned so as to reduce

fall factors to a minimum.

The TAGS® RED makes use of 'Rotational

Breaking'- the more the device

rotates clockwise, the greater the build

up of friction, which provides the automatic

breaking in the event of a fall or

sudden pull on the Cows-tail.

To increase the effectiveness of the

Rotational Brake in a panic situation

(for example, a main-line failure), the

RED can be fitted with a 'Popper' tow

cord release clip.

Approved standards: EN12841

Height 90 mm / 3.54 in*

Width 85 mm / 3.34 in*

Thickness 29 mm / 1.14 in*

Weight 210 gram / 7 ounce

Rope diameter range

10.5 - 11 mm (Approved Ropes only)

Number of persons 2

Body material Aluminium

Cam material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

Item code TG I RP892B2

TAGS® PULLEYS

SMALL

MEDIUM

DOUBLE MEDIUM

MICRO

TAGS® PULLEY SMALL

TAGS® lightweight Pulleys are made

from high strength Aluminium and are

fitted with tamper-proof rivets.

TAGS® PULLEY MEDIUM

TAGS® lightweight Pulleys are made

from high strength Aluminium and fitted

with tamper-proof rivets.

Approved standards: CE EN 12278

Weight 158 gram / 6 ounce

Compatible with rope diameter

max 13 mm (1/2in*)

Body material Aluminium

Wheel material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 36

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

8093

Item code TG I RP032G

TAGS® PULLEY DOUBLE MEDIUM

TAGS® lightweight Pulleys are made

from high strength Aluminium and fitted

with tamper-proof rivets.

TAGS® PULLEY MICRO

TAGS® lightweight Pulleys are made

from high strength Aluminium and fitted

with tamper-proof rivets.

The TAGS® Micro Pulley has a 12kN

Rated Bridge.

Approved standards: CE EN 12278

Weight 90 gram / 3 ounce

Compatible with rope diameter

max 13 mm (1/2in*)

Body material Aluminium

Wheel material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (kN)

28

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

6295

Item code TG I RP037G

Approved standards: CE EN 12278

Weight 87 gram / 3 ounce

Compatible with rope diameter

max 13 mm (1/2in*)

Body material Aluminium

Wheel material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (kN)

36

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

8000

Item code TG I RP012R

Approved standards: CE EN 12278

Weight 284 gram / 10 ounce

Compatible with rope diameter

max 13 mm (1/2 in*)

Body material Aluminium

Wheel material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 36

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

8093

Item code TG I RP033F

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® CARABINERS

OFFSET

OVAL SS

OVAL SG

HMS SG

HMS SS

ALI C EYE

M/GOOSE

SNAPHOOK

TAGS® OFFSET CARABINER

Captive pin version available on request

(pin supplied loose and can be easily

fitted as necessary).

Captive pins can be fitted to keep

lanyard/webbing in place, to prevent

unwanted rotation, therefore reducing

the risk of side loading.

-SG-Screwgate (unscrew, open)

Approved standards: CE EN 362

Weight 220 gram / 8 ounce

Gate opening gap 20 mm / 3/4in*

Body material Steel

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 50

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

11240

Item code TG I KH200SGP8

TAGS® OVAL CARABINER

-SG- Screwgate (unscrew, open)

-SS- Supersafe (3-way) (lift, turn, open)

Approved standards: CE EN 362

Weight 85 gram / 3 ounce

Gate opening gap 20 mm / 3/4in*

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 25

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

5620

Item code TG I KH411SG4 & TG I

KH411SS9

TAGS® HMS CARABINER

-SG- Screwgate (unscrew, open)

-SS- Supersafe (3-way) (lift, turn, open)

Approved standards: CE EN 362

Weight 93 gram / 3 ounce

TAGS® SNAPHOOK

The TAGS® Double Action Snaphook

has a Locking Nose for increased side

strength.

Approved standards: EN362

Weight 492 gram / 17.35 ounce

Gate opening gap 60 mm / 2.36 in*

Eye diameter 26 mm / 1.02 n*

Number of actions 2

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 40

Item code TG I SH999K

Gate opening gap 22 mm / 7/8 in*

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (kN)

27

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(lbf) 6070

Item code TG I KH204SSB17 &

TG I KH204SGB10

TAGS® ALI C EYE

SS- Supersafe (3-way) (lift, turn, open)

Approved standards: CE EN 362

Weight 87 gram / 3 ounce

Gate opening gap 20 mm / 3/4 in*

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 30

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

6744

Item code TG I KH300SS14

TAGS® M/GOOSE CARABINER

SG- Screwgate (unscrew, open)

Approved standards: CE EN 362

Weight 110 gram / 4 ounce

Gate opening gap 24 mm / 1 in*

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength -

gate closed (kN) 30

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength -

gate closed (lbf) 6744

Item code TG I KH451SG10

TAGS® Carabiners

are forged for best build quality and

feature a unique Blind nose, which

improves performance by reducing

snagging.

The barrels have been designed with

a squatter cut notch to omit debris

build up. TAGS aluminium Carabiners

are of sleek ergonomic design,

with a high strength to weight ratio.

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® ROPES

TAGS® PATRON TACTICAL

TAGS® Patron Tactical Rope is a low

stretch climbing/rappelling rope for

tactical use. It is specially designed for

use with the high speed T1-16 Tactical

Rope Ascender rope grab. Offers very

good handling even after heavy use. A

very good rope for generic tactical rope

access & rescue work for law enforcement,

military and rescue.

Approved standards CE-EN 1891A (low

stretch rope)

Material Polyamide

Diameter 11mm

Weight 77 g/m (65% core,

35% sheath)

Elongation in use


Climbing Equipment

TAGS® ROPE PROTECTION

ROPE

PROTECTOR

TAGS® ROPE PROTECTOR

The TAGS® Rope Protector is a universal

edge guard protector which protects

your ropes against sharp objects and

abrasion. Accommodates two ropes

easily. A long sleeve featuring velcro

closure and a cord attached for fixation.

Color Black

Item code TG CQ-1

TAGS® EDGE PROTECTOR

A must have for all urban and industrial

operations. The TAGS® Stainless

Steel Edge Protector comes in 3 sizes:

10cm, 15cm and 30cm. It features rope

separation. Ideal when several ropes are

used simultaneously; pulley systems,

backup ropes, etc.. The four attachment

holes -one on each side- enable easy

securing to prevent it from dropping.

Material Stainless Steel

PROTECTION

MAT

EDGE

PROTECTOR

TAGS® PROTECTION MAT II

The TAGS® Protection Mat II is a large

cut and abrasion resistant mat. Layerd

with dyneema. Featuring four attachment

loops.

Material Kevlar

Size 80 x 80 cm / 32 x 32 in.

Color Black

Item code TG CQ80X80

Weight

10cm 500gr / 17.65 oz

15cm 1kg / 35.27 oz

30cm 1,5kg / 52.91 oz

Sizes 10, 15 or 30cm /

3 15/16, 5 29/32 or 11 13/16 in

Item code

10cm TG RB EP100

15cm TG RB EP150

30cm TG RB EP300

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Climbing Equipment

FIFI KIT

QUICK RELEASE SYSTEM

TAGS® QUICK RELEASE DEVICE

The TAGS® Quick Release Device (QRD)

is a reliable connector that features rapid

separation when needed (also under

load). TAGS® QRD has proven itself on

numerous missions: for rapid assault,

rescue work and lifting operations.

Two red sleeves prevent unintended use

when rapid separation is not desirable.

Slide both sleevs down to "arm" for

rapid seperation. By simultaneously

pushing both release buttons the load is

separated effortlessly.

Features

• No gate play thus fatigue endurable

with unlimited hours of usage

for 150kg hauled load!

• Double button locking with multiple

safety steps

• Housing drop insert made from

high strenght forged aluminium

alloy 7075 T6

• Top loop attachment, bottom loop

attachment

Approved standards CE EN 362

Weight 200 g / 7 ounce

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 15 (Buckle 20)

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(lbf) 3372 (Buckle 4496)

Color Black

Item code TG QRD

TAGS® FIFI

FIFI Hooks are used for temporary

positioning on a flexible ladder (eg to

take a shot or to rest). Conventional

FIFI Hooks enforce a peak load on the

rung with risk of breaking the ladder.

Our TAGS® Fifi hook feature a wide

contact area preventing this dangerous

occurence from happening.

Approved standards CE

Safe Work Load (SWL Max) 200 kg /

7054 lbf

Item code TG FIH

BEAM CLAMP

TAGS® BEAM CLAMP

Lightweight and easy to use, our

TAGS® system I-Beam Anchors designed

for fall safety, rope access and work

positioning.

Made of lightweight aero-space aluminum

parts and has a 360º rotatable

D-Ring connector.

The Anchor is simple and easy to instal

without any additional tools to a

I-beam or H-beam, horizontal as well as

in a hanging position.

Approved standards ANSI Z359.7 &

CE-EN 795

Weight 1.58 kg / 3.5 lbs

Range 75 - 305 mm / 3" to 12"

Body material Aero-space aluminium

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 22

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

5000

Item code TG C SBA30

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® RIGGING PLATES

LARGE

TAGS® RIGGING PLATE LARGE

Approved standards CE 0120

Weight 442gram / 16 ounce

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 45

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

10116

Item code TG I RP32P

TAGS® RIGGING PLATE SMALL

Approved standards CE 0120

Weight 93gram / 3 ounce

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 36

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

8093

Item code TG I RP300N

MEDIUM

SMALL

TAGS® RIGGING PLATE MEDIUM

Approved standards: CE 0120

Weight 219 gram / 8 ounce

Body material Aluminium

Finish Anodized

Color Black

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength

(kN) 40

(MBS) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbf)

8992

Item code TG I RP310M

TAGS ® Rigging Plates

are made from high strength Aluminium

and have 20mm (over 3/4")

holes, to allow Karabiners to be fully

rotated.

TAGS® SLINGS

WIRE SLING

RESCUE

TAGS® RESCUE SLING

The TAGS® Rescue sling is a compact

harness which converts from underarm

sling to sit harness while subject is

suspended.

Features

• Double action safety hook

• Easy adjustable during use

• Easily operated while wearing

gloves

• Folds away in outer pocket

Approved standards EN 1498

Size One size available

Sizing Info Waist: 33 cm - 63.5 cm /

13 in* - 25 in*

Color Black

Weight 1.160kg / 2 lbs 9 oz

Item code TG H RESS

TAGS® SIERRA SLING

The TAGS® Sierra Sling is made of

20mm / 78.7in* Nylon tape that provides

excellent abrasion resistance and

allows it to be very flexible and strong.

The TAGS® Sierra sling is ideal as an

personal anchoring sling and cannot be

missed for any type of mission.

Approved standards EN 566

Available in 600 mm - 1200 mm /

23.6 in* - 47.2 in*

Color Black

Item code TG H SIES60 & TG H SIES120

TAGS® HELI RETENTION LANYARD

Heli 25 mm / 10 in* Retention Lanyard

with quick hook

SIERRA

TAGS® WIRE SLING

Rigging sling made of Ø8 mm zinc plated

steel wire rope, with crimped terminations,

protective tube and protective

thimbles (30kN/6745lbf).

Approved standards EN 795 & ANSI

Z359.1-2007

Size length in 60 cm - out 90 cm /

23 in* 35 in*

Color Black

Item code TG H HRL

HELI

RETENTION

LANYARD

Certification EN 795

Item code TG V HS10 (1m),

TG V HS10 (1,5m), TG V HS20 (2m)

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® HARNESSES

BRAVO SIT

TAGS® BRAVO SIT HARNESS

The TAGS® Bravo Sit Harness is the

ideal sit harness for tactical and rescue

operations. It excells in remote locations

like mountaineous area's, maritime

environment and urban use.

When used in combination with heavier

backpacks or body armor we reccomend

to use it in combination with the

optional TAGS® Bravo Chest Harness &

TAGS® Bravo Connector Sling.

Leg and back padding made from ultra

light weight closed cell foam. The back

pad features 4 large accessory loops.

CE approved to EN12277 & UIAA 105

Size One Size Fits All

Item code TG H BSH

BRAVO CHEST

TAGS® BRAVO CHEST HARNESS

The TAGS® Bravo Chest Harness is part

of the Bravo System. Together with the

TAGS® Bravo Sit Harness and TAGS®

Bravo Connector Sling it is approved as

full body harness and features an integrated

tie in point for ladder climbing

(fifi hooks).

BRAVO CONNECTOR

CE approved together with

TAGS® Bravo Sit Harness

(CE approved to EN12277 & UIAA 105

and with the TAGS® Bravo Connector

Sling to: EN 361)

Size One Size Fits All

Item code TG H BCH & TG H BCC

XRAY

TAGS® XRAY FULL BODY HARNESS

The TAGS® Xray full body harness is

ideal for complex access and rescue

operations. The Xray features amazing

comfortable padding; ideal when the

operator is suspended on ropes for longer

times. All steel hardware is tough to

wear through. The Xray harness has a

uniform fit where size M/XL will fit 80%

of the operators. The TAGS® Xray is CE

and NFPA (CSA/ANSI) certified. It comes

with quick connect leg buckles and a

quick-link carabiner that connects the

Sternal point to the Ventral point.

CE approved by CEO321 to

EN 813 - EN 358 - EN 361 & NFPA

1983-2012 (MH48944)

Size A: waist 78-89cm/30-35inch

B: waist 89-99cm/35-39inch

Item code TG H XFBH

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® PACKS & BAGS

BASE CAMP

DUFFLE

ROPE BAG

LARGE

ROPE BAG

MEDIUM

TAGS® BASE CAMP DUFFLE

The TAGS® Base Camp Duffle features

four compression straps to lock down

the load. The two handles and two

straps offer you the option to either

carry the duffle in your hand, on your

shoulder or on your back. The top flap

has Velcro for a unit badge or name

tag. On the inside there's a smart

see-through pocket for important item

storage.

Material 1000 D Laminate/Cordura

Volume 90 Liter

Color Black

Item code TG B 5000L

TAGS® ROPE BAG MEDIUM

The TAGS® rope bags feature a snow

lock, see through pocket, central attachment,

enforced opening for easy

access and an opening for the stopper

knot. It can be carried various ways

(e.g. as backpack) and is ideal for descending

with rope feeded from the bags

(no rope below the climber).

The medium size bag takes up to 75m

of rope (11mm).

Material Cordura

Volume 25 Liter / 845 oz.

75 mtr / 246 ft with 11 mm rope.

Color Black

Item code TG B 5005M

TAGS® MISSION DUFFLE

The TAGS® Mission Duffle offers lots

of options for storage and carrying.

Ideal for both personal gear and team

equipment. The versatile duffle features

two handles and two stow away shoulder

straps that offer you the option

to either hand carry, drop it over your

shoulder or to carry it as a backpack.

Four large outside pockets enable quick

access to important gear. On top of

that we have put a large see through

pocket on the outside. Three compression

straps will securely lock down the

load if the duffle isn't full.

Material Cordura

Volume 80 Liter / 2705 oz.

Color Black

Item code TG B 5001

TAGS® LEG BAG

The TAGS® Leg Bag Light is ideal for

rapid entry. It features a quick drop

system.

Material Cordura

Volume 35 mtr / 115ft with 11mm

rope. 50 mtr / 164 ft with 9 mm rope.

Color Black

Item code TG B 5010

MISSION DUFFLE

TAGS® ROPE BAG LARGE

The TAGS® rope bags feature a snow

lock, see through pocket, central attachment,

enforced opening for easy

access and an opening for the stopper

knot. It can be carried various ways

(e.g. as backpack) and is ideal for descending

with rope feeded from the bags

(no rope below the climber).

The large size bag takes up to 125m of

rope (11mm).

LEG BAG

Material Cordura

Volume 35 Liter / 1183 oz.

125 mtr / 410 ft with 11mm rope.

Color Black

Item code TG B 5005L

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Climbing Equipment

TAGS® HELMETS

WORK & RESCUE

OMEGA

TACTICAL

TAGS® OMEGA TACTICAL

HELMET

The TAGS® Omega Tactical Helmet has

been develloped for military and law

enforcement use and features a simple

adjustable UP/DOWN size system for

better fitting and comfort. The headband

is covered with an anallergic textile

and it features clips for a headlamp.

Matte black.

Approved standards CE EN 12492

Weight 395 gram / 14 ounce

Material external shell Advanced

Thermo Material (ABS)

Material internal shell High density

polystirene (EPS)

Sizing unisize 54/62 cm / 21/24 in

adjustable size system

Color Matte Black

Item code TG RH OTH

TAGS® OMEGA WORK & RESCUE

HELMET

The TAGS® Omega Helmet is EN397

certified and suitable for general work

at height and rescue purposes.

Available in 4 color options.

Approved standards CE EN 397 +

lateral deformation + low temperature

(-30° C)

Weight 400 gram / 14 ounce

Material external shell Advanced

Thermo Material (ABS)

Material internal shell High density

polystirene (EPS)

Sizing unisize 54/62 cm / 21/24 in

adjustable size system

Colors Blue, Red, White & Yellow

Item code TG RH OWR

TAGS® GLOVES

TACTICAL ASSAULT

MASTER RAPPELLING

TAGS® MASTER RAPPELLING

GLOVE

The TAGS® Master Rappelling Glove is

the ultimate glove for tactical climbing

operations. Designed for and used by

the Netherlands armed forces. The

medium weight belay/rappel gloves offer

extra protection without sacrificing

dexterity and the double-layered leather

and padding protect the palm and

key areas from heat generated during

long rappels or lowers. Fingertips and

other high-wear areas are reinforced

for increased durability but easy

weapon handling is still maintained.

The back is made of leather areas with

an abrasion resistant, stretch nylon

at key flex areas and DuPont Kevlar

inner lining. The low profile neoprene

cuff, with two layer leather protection

area and a Velcro closure, features a

reinforced carabiner hole for attaching

the gloves to your harness. The glove

is intended to protect the user from

the mechanical hazards of abrasion,

cuts caused by sharp edges, tears and

perforation. Result is a total protective

tactical glove, completely ergonomic,

lightweight & washable.

Approved standards EN 338

Size XS to 3XL

Color Black

Item code TG MSTR1

TAGS® TACTICAL ASSAULT GLOVE

The TAGS® Tactical Assault Glove was

originally designed for a specific well

known unit who wanted an all-round

fire retardant operational glove with

hard knuckle protection and ultimate

fit. The glove has the high dexterity required

for handling weapons and small

parts as well as abrasion protection

through dynamic combat environments.

The design allows the user to

adjust tactical load bearing equipment,

armor vests, helmets, buckles, zippers,

and elbow/knee pads while wearing the

fire resistant glove. Specific applications

include but are not limited to tasks

that require dismounted combat, riot

control, urban combat maneuvers,

general shooting and weapon functions

(both firearms and nonlethal), driving

“rough” vehicles including ATV’s and

duties that require superior finger

dexterity, operating heavy equipment,

rugged labor, and general mechanic’s

functions. The gloves feature a

Nomex® cuff and top, goatskin palm,

fingers and hard knuckle protection. FR

certified.

Approved standards FR certified

Size XS to 3XL

Color BlacK

Item code TG TACGL

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Safe Work Solutions

TACTICAL SOLUTIONS

★ URBA N★ M A RITIM E★

OUR PACKAGES PROVIDE A ONE STOP SOLUTION

Our Solution Packages are based on years of field experience. They feature all

necessary products, training and procedures for a specific application. Rather

than selling products and show manouvres that look fancy, we will offer you

a solution that works. Proven in the world today. All solutions will be adapted

to specific needs, tasks and circumstances. Delivery on-site anywhere in the

world!

ONE STOP CONCEPT FOR ALL

HIGH ANGLE OPERATIONS

For those who would like to upgrade specific operational

capabilities we offer turn key solutions that consist of

procedures, all required equipment and training.

Our solutions packages combine the latest insight and

technology. We bring new tactics to the playground!

Benefit from new developments, years of experience and

gain tactical or operational advantage!

Our solutions are extremely easy to master and based

around the idea that it should be organised in a way

that all operators gain access without losing too much

energy and quickly can be brought to safety in case

problems occur.

Some examples:

• Maritime Solution Package: vessel & rig boarding.

• Urban & Industrial Solution Package: roof top

applications, gain access to structures, buildings,

climb fences and walls, access to a balconies, etc.

• Roof Top Rigging Package: comprehensive kit

that allows easy access in numerous urban and

industrial situations.

• Rescue Solution Package: tailored to the specific

needs needs of professional rescue organizations

(eg. USAR, Disaster Management, K9 Rescue Teams,

Mountain Rescue Organizations).


Safe Tactics Academy ®

COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING & CONSULTANCY WORLD

WIDE

Safe Tactics have been providing bespoke training and consultancy for military

and law enforcement special operations since 2001. All over the globe. In Spring

2013 we decided to formalize this very successful concept and continue under a

new brand name “SAFE TACTICS ACADEMY®”. Lets have a look what it’s all about

and why it is so unique.

SAFE TACTICS ACADEMY®

TRAINING & CONSULTANCY

Safe Tactics have been providing bespoke access

training and consultancy for military and law enforcement

special operations since 2001. It started

in the Netherlands but soon we found ourselves on

the most remote locations on the planet. In 2010

we started to develop products together with Swedish

ascender manufacturer ActSafe® and under our

own brand name TAGS®. Based on field experience

with our end users we noticed there was a lot to

improve on the equipment side. Nowadays we are

developing and producing high end access gear. We

are proud we can state we are being supported by

some of the most famous top notch units around

the world.

Despite a massive evolution on the equipment side

we still value the fact that the best equipment still

does not automatically lead to success. It all starts

with the right procedures for the team and a well

trained operator who has the essential skills to perform

the task in a safe and effective manner.

Rather than training the operator to use a specific

tool (eg Air Launcher) we train the team to effectively

perform a task (e.g. get 10 mnts of the

existing boarding procedure and add safety by using

modern equipment). This unique approach has

proven to be very successful for many units.

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Safe Tactics Academy ®

WHY SAFE TACTICS?

Our mission in regards to training:

• Follow all the international Health and Safety

(HSE) standards, directives and guidelines.

• Latest technology and equipment on the market

being used.

• Safety measurements are important but have to

be reasonable in regards to the job

• Strong relation with field of operation (train to

the job).

• All training is developed in cooperation with the

customer: tailor made and flexible

• Trainers with many years of operational experience.

• Possibility to implement training solutions on

short notice.

• High quality standards: small groups and highly

qualified trainers.

• Fair price / quality proportion.

Safety is paramount!

Like you do, we want your operators to return

home safe. Safe Tactics clocks up an impressive

track record with over 14 years experience in this

field of operation and a zero accident rate!

SAFE TACTICS TRAINING CENTRE OR ON SITE

Most of the courses are held in our purpose built

600m 2 training centre near Amsterdam Airport in

the Netherlands. It features several structures which

makes practical scenario training look like the real

thing. Stances, ladders, towers, confined spaces, several

rooftops, buildings, balconies, breach area, etc.

Here we can “train to the job” in a safe learning environment.

As everything is risk assessed, made safe

for training, pre-rigged/set up etc. no valuable time is

lost. Not weather depending. Covert location; like you

we don’t want to share your tactics with bystanders

(OpSec). Many of the courses can also be facilitated

on site (worldwide).

CONSULTANCY

The experts in our team have been active in your field

of operation for decades. Solving operational problems

on a daily basis.

Some examples:

• Define a quality management system (HSQE) for

access training including a training and certification

scheme for operators engaged in high angle

access work.

• Assist in the implementation of maritime interception/boarding:

procedures, equipment selection

(not limited to our equipment) and bespoke

training.

• Risk assessment for a specific task (or site).

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WORK AT HEIGHT & ROPE ACCESS PROGRAM

This program follow HSE guidelines and EU-requirements

for working at height. They have been developed

in close cooperation with our sister company

Ascent Safety; which is a full member of both IRATA

& SPRAT (worlds leading Rope Access Associations).

Ascent and is a widely recognised specialist in the

field of Height Safety and Rescue! We have combined

their knowledge with our operational background and

experience in special operations. This cooperation

results in bomb-proof work solutions!

TACTICAL URBAN ACCESS COURSE

With the help of our extensive network we developed

a comprehensive Tactical Urban Access Course

(TUAC). This is not about abseiling and making silly

knots. Rather than showing techniques that look

fancy, we provide solutions that work! With the help

of your new skill set and the aid of innovative equipment

you will be able to go beyond the point where

you had to stop before. And, as always, in a safe and

effective manner.

Our training certifies that your operators meet all

legal health and safety requirements for the job in

a very practical and effective manner! Suitable for

urban and industrial environment .

The course covers the use of a wide variety of innovative

equipment (air launchers, manual and pneumatic

poles and power ascenders) as well as basic climbing

skills and the use of minimal gear in urban environment.

COURSE PROGRAM IN 3 LEVELS

This program breaks down in 3 courses: Basic,

Advanced and Supervisor. Each level consists of 4

training days and one assessment day. If required the

Basic Course can be completed with an IRATA Level 1

Assessment (the world wide certification for civilian

Rope Access Operators). Note how ever that this

course program is not a generic rope access course!

TARGET AUDIENCE

These courses are ideal for many military and law

enforcement applications. Some examples:

• Police negotiators (suicide jumpers, hostage

rescue, etc.).

• Removing activists.

• Covert surveillance (audio & video placement,

covert operations that should look like civilian

activities).

• Military Engineering (building structures, communication

systems, etc.).

• Military, Law Enforcement & Rescue instructors

to improve knowledge and broad skill set that is

needed for trainers.

All courses are adapted to the specific needs of the

participants: train to the job!

The first week we will build a comprehensive "toolbox"

consisting of skills and techniques. This building

block is organized in our purpose built training centre.

The second week we will visit several locations around

the Netherlands for scenario based training. Scenario

training is an essential part of the course. Candidates

have to be very fit. At the end of the course it all

comes together in various practical scenarios.

These courses are aimed at Law Enforcement and

Military special operations units (CT/SO/Intelligence/

SWAT).

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TACTICAL MARITIME ACCESS COURSE

Safe and effective use of modern equipment in maritime

and hazardous environment: boarding various

types of vessels and offshore structures.

HIGH ANGLE K9 TACTICAL OR RESCUE COURSE

"No dog - no mission". Use of K9 in high angle operations

requires special skills and considerations for

the handler and specific training for your K9. That is

exact what this course is aiming at.

After a comprehensive skill training module we will

continue with scenario's which will be adapted to

your specific operational needs (detection, assault,

search and rescue, etc).

We offer these courses in our purpose built training

centre in the Netherlands where you can either bring

your four legged team mate or we provide a trained

K9. We can also train with you and your K9 on site

which enhances the team with your special team

mate specifically in the environment you will be

working in.

This course concentrate on the use of modern boarding

equipment: power ascenders, rope launchers,

various ladder systems, pneumatic and manual hook

on poles poles and back up alternatives. On top of

that the course aims to improve tactical insight and

-awareness in this high risk environment.

This course will be tailored to specific needs and

background of the participants.

Tailor made training

Most of our existing programs will always be tailored

to your teams specific needs and background.

We can adapt pace, level, environment, scenario’s,

equipment and skill sets.

We can also define training tailored to a specific

task or scenario; e.g. to evacuate people from one

building to another on a specific site.

Tell us your requirements; we will provide the best

possible solution for your team!

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HIGH ANGLE RESCUE OPERATIONS

OPERATOR TRAINING (HAROPS)

This comprehensive high angle rescue course aims

at professional governmental rescue & disaster relief

units.

Comprehensive extensive training in the use of both

generic climbing equipment as well as specialized systems

in industrial, remote and urban environment.

Rescue related technical skills will be trained in both

individual, team- and scenario-settings.

The focus in the course is on both individual technical

skills Rope Access and the capacity and knowledge

of the operator to use Rope Access and Rope Rescue

skills in operational Rescue setting with a team of

rescuers on site.

Pre use inspections and field maintenance of several

TAGS® Systems and ActSafe Power Ascenders is implemented.

Goal is to make the end user competent

in safe and effective use of the equipment in various

scenario’s and to maintain the equipment properly.

The course will be adapted to the operational setting

in which the unit is performing its operations (e.g.

rescue in hostile environment, for teams using K9’s a

specialist dog will be introduced, etc.).

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This Magazine features a brief overview of the services and training SAFE TACTICS

ACADEMY ® facilitates. Check www.safetactics.eu for a full overview and the

latest information. In the ACADEMY section you will also find a video impression of

one of our courses.

OPERATOR LEVEL

The operator level training consists of 2x 5 days

training. The first phase (5 days) will be fascilitated in

our purpose built training centre in the Netherlands.

The second week is the scenario phase (5 days) where

we will practice all techniques under different circumstances

and at different locations: urban, industrial

and remote.

We have been training and supporting rescue teams

for many years. All scenario's are based on real incidents

(lessons learned) and executed during daytime

and night time (at least one scenario will be executed

in darkness).

Safe Tactics Academy ®

Train The Trainer Programs

Our “Train the Trainer” programs cater the need

for those who are training Military, Law Enforcement

& Rescue Operators (Mountain Guides, Mountain

Leaders, Instructors and Trainers).

The aim is build and maintain an indepth knowledge

and broad skill set that is needed to train

operators in this field of expertise. These programs

are always bespoke and will be tailored to the

needs and competence level of the trainees.

TRAINER LEVEL

The course can also be fascilitated as train the trainer

course. The first two weeks are almost identical to the

Operator Level. With that difference that the pace is

much faster and topics are trained more thorough.

The second two weeks concentrates on broaden the

skill set and concentrate on trainer skills.

MASTER CLASSES AND MODULES

We also offer tailored training, master classes and

separate modules (confined spaces, advanced rigging,

use of power ascenders and many more). Tell us your

requirements and we will offer a bespoke program.

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CONTACT DETAILS

SafeTactics bv

TAGS World Wide Agent

Siliciumweg 26-28

NL-3812 SX Amersfoort

The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)33 7200997

F: +31 (0)33 7200991

E: info@safetactics.eu

www.tags.systems

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SOLUTIONS FOR TACTICAL AND RESCUE

HIGH ANGLE ACCESS OPERATIONS

TAGS® Systems was established in 2010 by Safe Tactics

BV. When traveling around the world to train operators

in the field of boarding and urban access we noticed

that there was a lot of room for improvement on the

equipment side. That was when we decided to develop

a complete new series of Access equipment. With help

of top notch units around the globe we are rapidly

developing innovative equipment to cope with the ever changing threats and

operational challenges.

TACTICAL SOLUTIONS

★ URBA N★ M A RITIM E★

TAGS® high performance products are specifically designed for use in the toughest

maritime, remote and urban environments. We are proud to say we are being

supported by some of the most famous top notch units around the world.

Rather designing products that look fancy TAGS offers products that work!

Supported by Safe Tactics (world wide agent)

TAGS Systems is represented around the world through a network of highly

competent "Channel Solution Partners" that are supported by Safe Tactics.

At Safe Tactics you will find experts with many years of “hands-on” experience in

your field of operation. Our services are valued by many teams around the world.

Our badge has become a recognized and trusted sign of quality.

Safe Tactics Academy® is providing bespoke training and consultancy ("System

Integration") around the world.

Tell us your requirements... we will provide the best possible solution for your

team!

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