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What is a Rigid Rail fall arrest system?

One of the most common fall arrest solutions, Rigid Rail is an overhead track and trolley fall arrest system, paired with a self-retracting lifeline for workers at height and provide fall arrest solutions in environments that require very short arrest distances.
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What rail lengths are available?

With splicing, rails can be engineered to any required length. Typical maximum length to fit on a truck is about 40’.
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What fall clearance is required?

Many factors determine fall clearance requirements when using fall protection systems. The lowest clearance requirements can be as little as 2’ up to over 20’ depending on equipment used, system deflection and other safety factors .
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Who can install a Rigid Rail system?

Certified installers that are also Competent Persons and under the direct supervision of a QP. Additional trainings and certifications in areas such as lift operation, rigging, and steel erection are often required.
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Can Rigid Rail be relocated after it has been installed?

Yes, provided new location can sustain loads and sufficient clearance exists. Inspection and certification is required to verify condition of components before relocation occurs.
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Is a Horizontal Lifeline or Rigid Rail system better?

Depends on the application, task, clearance, and feasibility of installation. Rigid Rail offers superior fall distances while Horizontal Lifelines can be installed places Rigid Rail may not be feasible.
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What are the annual inspection requirements?

The frequency will depend upon the environment, location and usage but should be at least every 12 months.
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