OSHA Compliant Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems
Rigid rail fall protection systems are ideal for indoor and outdoor applications with minimal fall clearance. Unlike a horizontal lifeline, rigid rail systems have limited deflection, which limits free-fall. During a fall arrest scenario with a horizontal lifeline, cable sag causes and the traveler to slide to the center-point of the nearest supports. This motion can cause a worker to hit walls and nearby structure during or after a fall. In addition to reduced deflection rates, rigid track or beam style fall protection systems are better suited than HLL’s for accommodating multiple users.
Rigid systems take two basic forms. Trolley systems can often be utilized in conjunction with existing overhead I-Beams. In cases where the existing I-Beams are not in the proper location for a fall arrest system, or where the existing structure is not strong enough to support a fall protection system, we can also erect new structural steel
The other style of rigid system is sometimes referred to as a rigid track or rigid rail fall arrest system. These system feature enclosed tracks equipped with travelers. By connecting a self-retracting lifeline to the traveler, and the SRL to the dorsal ring of a body harness, a worker can safely travel the entire span of the track with continuous tie-off. Rigid rail systems provide the ultimate in movement along both the horizontal and vertical plane.
Diversified Fall Protection provides permanently installed, OSHA compliant trolley beam, cartesian bridge, gallows, jib, or articulating fold-away rigid fall arrest system with by-pass capability as well as portable rigid rail fall arrest systems for applications that lack overhead anchor points and maintenance tasks that are not consistently confined to a designated work area.