Counter-Weighted Jib Systems

Mobile Counter-Weighted Jib Fall Protection System

Mobile Counterweighted Jib Fall Arrest Systems are an ideal portable fall protection solution for indoor and outdoor maintenance applications where mobility and worker safety are key.  Portable counterweight fall arrest systems incorporate a 360° rotating jib with the capacity to provide fall protection for one person, four forklift pockets, and four heavy duty lifting rings to ensure ease of mobility and placement from job site to job site.  These systems are ANSI and OSHA compliant.

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

Mobile Counterweighted Jib 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
  • Provides a large, safe working area — working radius from rail is 6 feet or 30°
  • Fixed height and adjustable height models available
  • Includes heavy-duty leveling jacks
Available Options
  • Periscoping rotation handles for turning system into working position
  • Two types of counterweight base solutions available, with or without concrete
  • System includes tag line assist
  • Winch Rescue Kit
  • Jack Mounts For Leveling
  • Custom Paint Job
  • Low Profile Kit

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?

When stopping a fall, personal fall arrest systems must limit the maximum arresting force on the body to 1,800 pounds?