Rigid Rail overhead protection systems traditionally outperform cable-based lifeline products by arresting falls in a much shorter distance than other lifeline products. This makes Rigid Rail the go-to choice for a variety of industries where crews are required to operate a short distance above the workfloor. Designed and fabricated to fit your particular requirements, these Rigid Rail track & trolley systems provide overhead protection with optional bypass capability.
Each year, Lighthouse designs, manufactures and installs miles of Single Rigid Rail fall arrest solutions. The enclosed track design offers up superior trolley movement, allowing the retractable lifeline to stay directly above the user at all times.
The rigid construction minimizes fall distances allowing for protection at working levels as low as 4'. The Single Rail system is highly configurable with intersections, curves, turntables and span capabilities from 6'-100'.
Available in a variety of finishes, including hot-dipped galvanized, safety yellow and custom colors; the Rigid Rail System can match the conditions of your environment and required aesthetics. Major uses for the rigid rail system include aircraft, railcar trucks and a variety of industrial applications.
Our Pre-Engineered Rigid Rail is ideal for situations where the fall distance is short and when the work being performed requires extended periods of precision technical or mechanical on vehicles with low ground clearances. The unique range of mounting options available ensures a secure installation for a wide variety of roof designs. It is particularly effective when users work at short free fall distances, such as carrying out operations on trains, trucks and aircraft with low ground clearances. Additionally, the lightweight trolley with sealed bearings allows complete hands-free movement throughout the system.
The enclosed track design of our Truck & Trailer Rigid Rail completely eliminates snow or ice build up providing unprecedented ease of movement for outdoor systems. No other rigid rail fall protection system provides bypass capability combined with the benefits of an enclosed track design. The modular construction of these systems makes it simple to add additional sections when you expand your capacities.
Protecting your workforce as they access the top of railcars and tankers is critical to having a safe, compliant, and trouble-free operation. Any loading, unloading, inspection, or maintenance activities on top of tankers and railcars poses a hazard that our Rigid Rail Systems are expertly designed to eliminate. Lighthouse Safety's experts take into account the unique requirements of our customers to ensure that each system is designed exclusively for your specific workflow.
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.
With splicing, rails can be engineered to any required length. Typical maximum length to fit on a truck is about 40’.
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 .
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.
Yes, provided new location can sustain loads and sufficient clearance exists. Inspection and certification is required to verify condition of components before relocation occurs.
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.
The frequency will depend upon the environment, location and usage but should be at least every 12 months.