TRAM

Rigid Rail Fall Protection Systems For Tanker Trucks

Ideal for tanker applications, including fuel, bulk powder, and water, TRAM (Travel Restraint Access Module) is a rigid rail fall restraint system  that offers full mobility.  Unlike fall arrest systems,  TRAM offers fall protection during access and egress and restrains workers from going over an unprotected leading while working on top of tankers, eliminating suspension trauma and the likelihood of coming into contact with structure below the designated work area.

With the aid of a TRAM System, a worker using is able to safely perform maintenance on a tanker.
With the aid of a TRAM System, a worker using is able to safely perform maintenance on a tanker.
With the aid of a TRAM System, a worker using is able to safely perform maintenance on a tanker.
With the aid of a TRAM System, a worker using is able to safely perform maintenance on a tanker.
With the aid of a TRAM System, a worker using is able to safely perform maintenance on a tanker.
With the aid of a TRAM System, a worker using is able to safely perform maintenance on a tanker.
With the aid of a TRAM System, a worker using is able to safely perform maintenance on a tanker.
With the aid of a TRAM System, a worker using is able to safely perform maintenance on a tanker.

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 during tanker loading and unloading with a TRAM fall protection system from the safety experts at Diversified.

We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant low profile, rigid rail 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 requirements

Design Considerations

TRAM Design Considerations

The TRAM system makes use of an arm that raises and lowers with the assistance of a gas piston. This design feature provides fall restraint both during platform access and egress, as well while changing between standing and squatting positions while working. The arm serves as a moving handhold, providing user stability while working on the platform and can be set in three positions:   vertical, horizontal and 45 degrees. Clutch and brake levers ensure that the arm and base remain locked in place until the user is ready to move to a new location.   The arm travels along a corrosion resistant square rail which is permanently attached to the top of the tanker using welded or riveted mounting blocks.  The rail can be cut to custom lengths to accomodate the length of any tanker.

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 proper fall protection to all workers who are exposed to fall hazards?