Portable EMU Modular Unit

Flexiguard EMU Jib Fall Protection System

The latest addition to our portable fall arrest line is the OSHA compliant, Engineered Modular Unit (EMU).  This highly customizable jib-style fall arrest system is designed for ease of adjustment and maximum flexibility without compromising worker safety.  The lightweight design of this system allows for your personnel to move it using a pallet jack or forklift.  With three adjustable height models and one fixed height configuration plus three separate mounting choices, your personnel can find a configuration for any fall protection application.  The EMU features a mast with 360° of rotation to create a six foot working radius from the anchor point.  The EMU fall arrest system is fully OSHA and ANSI compliant, and is ideal for applications with minimal fall clearance distances that lack suitable overhead anchorage.

We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant mobile and portable fall arrest systems for a wide range of applications.  Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection safety requirements.

Design Considerations

Flexiguard EMU Jib Fall Arrest System
  • Rotation handle included for turning system into working position
  • Installed Glide 360 Rail with trolley
  • Rotational locking pin includes adjustments every 11 degrees
  • Adjustable and fixed height systems available
  • Concrete floor mount, top floor mount, and counter-weighted base configurations available

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?

All guardrail that is protecting an opening or leading edge must be able to support 200 pounds on the top rail and 150 pounds on the midrail in any direction?