The SPS - 2000 PoleShark is a fall arrest and positioning device designed to be used only by professional linemen on wooden utility poles. If used and maintained according to the instruction manual, the PoleShark will prevent a long fall, thereby dramatically reducing the risk of serious injury should the climber lose his footing.
When properly using the SPS - 2000, a climber simply cannot fall beyond the length of his lanyard.
The SPS - 2000, combined with one of the three assembly options (see below), makes it possible to prevent and eliminate falls from poles or wooden structures.
Although the natural hazards of the job - rain, ice, fatigue, poor lighting and pole conditions - are often unavoidable, their consequences can be minimized. If a climber kicks out, the PoleShark will automatically hold him in place to prevent his falling to the ground. Lacerations and splinters caused by grabbing the pole to arrest a fall are substantially reduced.