Temporary Systems

Temporary Fall Protection

Temporary fall protection systems are ideal for areas where permanent fall arrest systems may impede the movement of cranes and other equipment or in locations such as pipe racks where service and maintenance activities are infrequent.  As the name suggests, the installation of a temporary fall protection system requires no welding or permanent fabrication.  Once the scheduled maintenance is complete, the system may be removed and used at another location.  From mechanically attached, temporary horizontal lifelines and choker collar systems to quick release anchors and weighted base systems, our safety engineers can perform a site assessment to determine an appropriate temporary fall protection system to keep your employees safe and your facility in compliance with all OSHA fall protection regulations.

Temporary Systems
Temporary Systems
Temporary Systems
Temporary Systems
Temporary Systems
Temporary Systems
Temporary Systems
Temporary Systems

We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant temporary fall protection 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

Temporary Fall Protection System Design Considerations Temporary fall protection systems must only be attached to structure that can withstand the forces exerted in the event of a fall.  Mechanically attached anchors secured to weakened sections of standing seam roof, or choker collar style anchors used on sections of pipe that are not rated for fall arrest applications put your personnel’s safety in jeopardy.  Temporary, weighted base anchors may present concentrated loads on rooftops that may lack the structural integrity needed in order to ensure safe use of the system.  Special care must also be taken to account for load and deflection rates which are determined by a number of factors, length of the area spanned, and the number of workers connected to the system.  Although temporary systems may present an ideal solution to your fall protection application, all personnel must be thoroughly trained in their safe use.

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.

Applications

  • Temporary Fall Protection System Applications
    • Bridges
    • Construction
    • Structural Steel Erection
    • Roofing / Roof Top Maintenance
    • Cranes
    • Pipe Racks
    • Aircraft Hangars

Did You Know?

Any fall protection anchor must be independent of any anchorage used to support or suspend platforms?