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:  System performance criteria. In addition to the general requirements in paragraph (c) of this section, the employer must ensure that personal fall arrest systems: 1910.140(d)(1)(i)
  • Limit the maximum arresting force on the employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN); 1910.140(d)(1)(ii)
  • Bring the employee to a complete stop and limit the maximum deceleration distance the employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.1 m); 1910.140(d)(1)(iii)
  • Have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of the employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system; and... 1910.140(d)(1)(iv)
  • Sustain the employee within the system/strap configuration without making contact with the employee's neck and chin area. 1910.140(d)(1)(v)
  If the personal fall arrest system meets the criteria and protocols in appendix D of this subpart, and is being used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of less than 310 pounds (140 kg), the system is considered to be in compliance with the provisions of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. If the system is used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of 310 pounds (140kg) or more and the employer has appropriately modified the criteria and protocols in appendix D, then the system will be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii). 1910.140(d)(2)   The employer must ensure that:
  • On any horizontal lifeline that may become a vertical lifeline, the device used to connect to the horizontal lifeline is capable of locking in both directions on the lifeline. 1910.140(d)(2)(ii)
  • Personal fall arrest systems are rigged in such a manner that the employee cannot free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m) or contact a lower level. A free fall may be more than 6 feet (1.8 m) provided the employer can demonstrate the manufacturer designed the system to allow a free fall of more than 6 feet and tested the system to ensure a maximum arresting force of 1,800 pounds (8 kN) is not exceeded. 1910.140(d)(3)
  • Body belts. Body belts are prohibited as part of a personal fall arrest system.

Did You Know?

A fall from an unprotected loading dock can cause serious injury or death?