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  • Published In : Nov 2023
  • Code : CMI5740
  • Pages :140
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  • Industry : Consumer Goods

The Global Rescue Pole Market size was valued at US$ 10.62 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 42.71 billion by 2030, grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% from 2023 to 2030. This market is driven by factors such as increasing safety regulations, growing awareness of workplace safety, and the need for effective emergency response systems. The size of the rescue and safety equipment market can vary depending on factors such as regional demand, industry verticals, and the adoption of safety standards.

Rescue Pole Market Regional Insights

  • North America: In North America, particularly in the U.S. and Canada, there is a strong emphasis on workplace safety regulations. This has led to a significant demand for rescue equipment including rescue poles in industries such as construction, oil and gas, and mining. This region holds a substantial percentage of the market share, accounting for approximately 40%.
  • Europe: European countries have stringent safety regulations and standards in place, which contribute to the demand for rescue equipment. The construction industry, in particular, drives the need for rescue poles in Europe. Europe holds around 30% of the market share.
  • Asia Pacific: Rapid industrialization, infrastructure development, and increasing safety awareness are driving the demand for rescue poles in the Asia Pacific region. Countries like China, India, Japan, and Australia have witnessed significant growth in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and mining, which require rescue equipment. Asia Pacific accounts for approximately 20% of the market share.

Figure 1. Global Rescue Pole Market Share (%), by Region, 2023


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Rescue Pole Market Drivers:

  • Increasing Emphasis on Workplace Safety: There is a growing focus on workplace safety across various industries including construction, mining, oil and gas, and emergency services. Rescue poles are essential tools for rescuing individuals in confined spaces, high elevations, or hazardous environments, contributing to their demand.
  • Stringent Safety Regulations: Governments and regulatory bodies have implemented stringent safety regulations and standards in many industries. Compliance with these regulations often requires the use of rescue equipment, including rescue poles, to ensure the safety of workers and emergency response teams.
  • Growth in High-risk Industries: Industries, such as construction, mining, and oil and gas, are expanding in many regions, leading to an increased need for rescue equipment. The presence of high-risk activities and hazardous environments in these industries drives the demand for rescue poles.
  • Increasing Awareness of Safety and Rescue Equipment: There is a growing awareness among individuals and organizations about the importance of safety and emergency preparedness. This increased awareness contributes to the demand for rescue equipment, including rescue poles, as part of comprehensive safety measures.

Rescue Pole Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2022: US$ 10.62 Bn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 19% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 42.71 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Telescopic Rescue Poles and Fixed-length Rescue Poles
  • By Material: Fiberglass, Aluminum, Carbon Fiber, Steel, and Others
  • By Application: Water Rescue, Mountain Rescue, Urban Rescue, Industrial Rescue, and Others
Companies covered:

Super Vac, Ziamatic Corp., Akron Brass Company, Fire Hooks Unlimited, Inc., Tempest Technology Corporation, CMC Rescue, Inc., SavaTech Corp., Water Rescue Innovations, RUTH LEE Ltd., Mustang Survival, DURATEK Inc., Safety & Rescue Australia, WernerCo, Sterling Rope Company, Inc., and PETZL Distribution

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing Emphasis on Workplace Safety
  • Stringent Safety Regulations
  • Growth in High-risk Industries
  • Increasing Awareness of Safety and Rescue Equipment
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High Cost
  • Limited Awareness and Adoption
  • Availability of Alternative Solutions

Rescue Pole Market Opportunities:

  • Emerging Markets: As developing countries continue to experience rapid industrialization, infrastructure development, and urbanization, the demand for rescue equipment, including rescue poles, is expected to increase. Emerging markets in regions like Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa present significant growth opportunities for the rescue pole market. For instance, in November 2022, Cummins, Inc. announced a partnership agreement with Exergy Energy, LLC. This partnership allows Exergy Energy, LLC to install Cummins’ Inc power system solutions, such as generator sets, energy storage systems, and switching equipment, at the customer location to power the entire operation during grid outages or times of peak usage with no upfront CAPEX investment by the customer.
  • Technological Innovations: Continued advancements in technology offer opportunities for the development of more advanced and efficient rescue poles. Integration of smart features, such as sensors, communication devices, and GPS capabilities, can enhance the functionality and effectiveness of rescue poles, opening new avenues for market growth.
  • Collaboration with Safety and Emergency Response Organizations: Collaboration with safety and emergency response organizations, such as fire departments, search and rescue teams, and disaster management agencies, can create opportunities for market growth. Partnering with these organizations can lead to product endorsements, increased visibility, and access to niche markets.
  • Focus on Training and Education: There is a growing emphasis on training and educating individuals and organizations about proper safety procedures and the effective use of rescue equipment. Manufacturers and suppliers can seize opportunities by providing training programs, workshops, and educational materials on rescue pole usage and best practices.

Rescue Pole Market Trends:

  • Lightweight and Portable Designs: There is a growing demand for lightweight and portable rescue poles that are easy to carry and maneuver. Manufacturers are focusing on developing rescue poles using lightweight materials, such as aluminum alloys and carbon fiber, without compromising on strength and durability.
  • Telescopic and Extendable Features: Telescopic and extendable rescue poles are gaining popularity due to their ability to adjust to varying heights and reach. These features allow for easier access to individuals in different rescue scenarios including confined spaces or high elevations.
  • Enhanced Grip and Control Mechanisms: Manufacturers are incorporating ergonomic designs and improved grip materials in rescue poles to enhance user comfort and control. Anti-slip coatings, rubberized handles, and textured surfaces provide better grip even in wet or challenging conditions.
  • Integration of Technology: The integration of technology in rescue poles is on the rise. This includes features such as built-in communication devices, LED lights, GPS tracking, and sensors for improved functionality and safety during rescue operations.

Rescue Pole Market Restraints:

  • High Cost: Rescue poles, especially those equipped with advanced features and materials, can be relatively expensive. The high cost of rescue poles may pose a challenge for budget-conscious customers, especially smaller organizations or those operating in cost-sensitive industries.
  • Limited Awareness and Adoption: Despite the importance of rescue poles in safety and rescue operations, there may be limited awareness and understanding of their benefits and applications in certain regions or industries. Lack of awareness can hinder the market growth and adoption of rescue poles.
  • Availability of Alternative Solutions: In some rescue scenarios, alternative equipment or techniques may be used instead of rescue poles. For example, in certain confined space rescue situations, harnesses, tripods, or other specialized equipment may be preferred. The availability of alternative solutions can impact the demand for rescue poles.

Figure 2. Global Rescue Pole Market Share (%), by Type, 2023


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Recent Developments

New product launches

  • Lightweight and Compact Designs: Manufacturers have been focusing on developing rescue poles with lightweight and compact designs, making them easier to carry and maneuver during rescue operations C-Hero's new Rescue Kit, launched in August 2022, is a valuable addition to the rescue equipment market. The kit is designed to quickly and safely reach a person in need and facilitate a rapid one or two-person recovery.
  • Telescopic and Extendable Features: Many rescue poles now incorporate telescopic and extendable features, allowing for adjustable lengths to reach individuals in various rescue scenarios
  • Improved Grip and Control: Enhancements have been made to the grip and control mechanisms of rescue poles, including ergonomic handle designs and anti-slip coatings, to ensure better handling and user comfort

Acquisition and partnerships

  1. In 2020, Guardian Fall Protection, a leading provider of safety equipment including rescue poles, announced a strategic partnership with Pure Safety Group (PSG). This partnership allowed both companies to expand their product offerings and provide a broader range of safety solutions to customers.
  2. In 2021, 3M, a diversified technology company, acquired Scott Safety, a manufacturer of safety equipment, including rescue poles. This acquisition strengthened 3M's position in the safety equipment market and expanded its portfolio of rescue and fall protection solutions.

Top Companies in the Rescue Pole Market

  • Super Vac
  • Ziamatic Corp.
  • Akron Brass Company
  • Fire Hooks Unlimited, Inc.
  • Tempest Technology Corporation
  • CMC Rescue, Inc.
  • SavaTech Corp.
  • Water Rescue Innovations
  • RUTH LEE Ltd.
  • Mustang Survival
  • DURATEK Inc.
  • Safety & Rescue Australia
  • WernerCo
  • Sterling Rope Company, Inc.
  • PETZL Distribution

Definition: Rescue poles, also known as reaching poles or rescue reach poles, are long poles equipped with various tools or attachments designed to aid in rescue operations. They are commonly used in emergency situations where direct physical contact with a person in distress may be difficult or unsafe.

Frequently Asked Questions

The key factors hampering the growth of the rescue pole market include limited awareness and understanding of rescue pole benefits, lack of regulatory standards and guidelines, high cost of rescue pole equipment, and the availability of alternative rescue methods.

The major factors driving the growth of the market include increasing awareness of its benefits in emergency situations, rising focus on occupational safety and rescue operations, development of innovative and technologically advanced rescue pole equipment, and stringent safety regulations and guidelines.

The leading by Type segment in the market is Telescopic Rescue Poles.

Some of the major players operating in the market include Super Vac, Ziamatic Corp., Akron Brass Company, Fire Hooks Unlimited, Inc., Tempest Technology Corporation, CMC Rescue, Inc., SavaTech Corp., Water Rescue Innovations, RUTH LEE Ltd., Mustang Survival, DURATEK Inc., Safety & Rescue Australia, WernerCo, Sterling Rope Company, Inc., and PETZL Distribution.

The North America is expected to lead the market.

The CAGR of the market is 19%

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