Counter-Weighted Rigid Beam

Portable Rigid Rail Fall Protection Systems

The Mobile Counterweighted Rigid Beam Fall Arrest System is a ANSI and OSHA compliant, portable solution to provide an overhead fall protection anchor point for multiple users while working outside or in areas with no overhead support structure.  Counterbalanced by concrete or other means, portable rigid beam fall arrest systems allow for close positioning to the work surface without obstructing the vehicle or equipment being accessed.

We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant portable and mobile fall arrest systems and have years of design and installation experience.  Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection safety requirements.

Design Considerations

Counterweighted Rigid Beam Fall Arrest System Design Features
  • Powder-coated, anodized high strength alloy
  • Specifically engineered for extra tall and wide applications
  • Enclosed rail to help keep debris out (weather elements)
  • Systems contain two rails for bypassing trolleys
  • 100% fall arrest rated tie-off from the ground up
  • SAE J429 Grade 8 hardware with zinc yellow chromate plated finish
  • System includes heavy-duty leveling jacks and tag line assist
Flexiguard Counterweighted Rigid Beam System Options
  • Includes systems with and without the concrete counterweight on base of unit
  • Advanced hybrid counterweight system that includes an adjustable ladder system and counterweight available
  • Custom Paint

OSHA Regulations

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • 1926.502(d)(16) Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall:
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(ii) limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN) when used with a body harness;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) be rigged such that an employee can neither free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m), nor contact any lower level;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iv) bring an employee to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration distance an employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.07 m); and,
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(v) have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of an employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system, whichever is less.

Did You Know?

According to OSHA, the distance from a leading edge does not mitigate the hazard? Any leading edge over 4 feet in general industry and 6 feet in construction is considered a hazard.