Articulating Jib & Trolley Systems

Articulating Jib Boom and Fold-Away Fall Arrest Systems

Articulating Jib and Folding Trolley Systems are ideal fall arrest systems for crane bay applications.  Unlike fixed, rigid beam systems that may interefere with the movement of an overhead crane, fold-away or articulating fall protection systems can be deployed as needed and retracted when overhead equipment is in use.  Regardless of your crane’s unique path through the plant, or the foot-print of other equipment and obstructions in your crane bay, an engineered, fold-away or articulating rigid beam fall arrest system offers the perfect blend of OSHA compliance, safety, and productivity.

Articulating Jibs systems provide safe access to perform work at heights
Articulating Jibs easily move out of the way when not in use to eliminate obstructions
Articulating Jib & Trolley Systems
Articulating Jibs systems provide safe access to perform work at heights
Articulating Jibs easily move out of the way when not in use to eliminate obstructions
Articulating Jib & Trolley Systems
Articulating Jibs systems provide safe access to perform work at heights
Articulating Jibs easily move out of the way when not in use to eliminate obstructions
Articulating Jib & Trolley Systems
Articulating Jibs systems provide safe access to perform work at heights
Articulating Jibs easily move out of the way when not in use to eliminate obstructions
Articulating Jib & Trolley Systems

Each system we install is the product of an on-site engineering visit where our safety experts watch the interaction of your equipment and personnel to create a custom solution. Our turnkey approach means you can rely on one company to engineer, fabricate, install, and re-certify a custom fall protection solution that provides years of safe and reliable service.

Remember, falls are the leading cause of occupational injuries and fatalities each year, and the increased insurance and workman’s compensation premiums combined with the legal fees associated with a fall can have dire consequences.  Ensure OSHA compliance and worker safety with a Articulating Jib or Fold-Away fall protection system  from the safety experts at Diversified.

We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant rigid rail fall protection systems and have years of experience designing and installing articulating jib and trolley systems.  Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection requirements.

Design Considerations

Articulating Jib and Trolley Rigid System Design Considerations
For both articulating jib and trolley rigid systems, one of the most important design considerations is assessing the the total coverage area that will need fall protection to protect workers as they perform routine maintenance and daily job duties.  The number of users and the potential need for by-pass capability is also an important factor when developing system specification and design features.  In addition, for jib systems, the distance between building support columns must be taken into consideration.

For trolley beam rigid fall protection systems, ascertaining the height of the crane and the crane rails, as well as crane design style (underhung/overhung) will factor into final system design.

OSHA Regulations

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • 1926.502(d)
      'Personal fall arrest systems.' Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
    • 1926.502(d)(16)
      Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall:
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(i)
      limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 900 pounds (4 kN) when used with a body belt;
    • 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?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide and install the proper fall protection systems needed to protect and keep their workers safe?