Fixed Overhead System
Fixed Overhead Systems provide fall protection that is safe and saves floor space. Custom engineered horizontal lifelines provide continuous fall arrest coverage for assembly and maintenance applications. Our OSHA and ANSI compliant fixed overhead fall protection systems are designed to support productivity and safety.
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Fixed Overhead Systems provide fall protection that is safe and saves floor space. Custom engineered horizontal lifelines provide continuous fall arrest coverage for assembly and maintenance applications.
Our OSHA and ANSI compliant fixed overhead fall protection systems are designed to support productivity and safety.
Features & Benefits
EASE OF OPERATION
Operation of the system is simple: The user ties off to the Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) and the bridge for the fall arrest system is positioned over your work area. Your fall protection system does not define or restrict your work area.
EASE TO INSTALL
Our Overhead Building Mounted Systems are shipped fabricated. Field assembly consists of simple bolting and clamping to the existing building structure. A quick install reduces the downtime to your production area.
FALL PROTECTION HANGAR
This System allows you to cover a large area with pinpoint accuracy by simply moving the bridge over the area requiring fall protection.
RIGID RAIL & CABLE SYSTEMS
CAI offers both cable and rigid rail horizontal lifelines for your overhead system options. We assess your application and provide you with the pros and cons for each type of fall arrest system.
Fall Arrest Horizontal Lifeline: The rigid track or cable Horizontal Lifeline provides an overhead means of tie-off to reduce the chances of a swing fall and fall distance. This lifeline runs the desired length to allow the user to have access to the work area.
Retrieval System: Safety starts at the ground level. Our pulley retrieval system allows the user to access the fall arrest system before even attempting to climb the vehicle or equipment that is going to be worked on.
Connecting Means: A trolley that is designed to glide over the rigid or cable horizontal lifeline system. This feature keeps the fall arrest system directly above the user to reduce the chances of a swing fall.
Fall Arrest Device: The self-retracting lifeline is utilized to reduce the arresting forces of the fall on the user and minimize the fall distance.
Full Body Harness: Only a full body harness can be used in a fall arrest system such as the freestanding fall protection system. The harness reduces the forces of the fall on the body and also keeps the user in an upright position when properly worn.
The fixed overhead fall protection system has been utilized for many different applications over the years. Here is the summary of some of the fall hazards that we overcame with the fixed overhead system:
For indoor bus bays that require employees to work on engines or other or other equipment located at roof level a hazard is created.
To secure tarps on top flatbed trailers, or sample product from tankers or perform maintenance work on waste trucks we have used the Fixed Overhead System to resolve fall arrest needs.
Hopper cars that require continuous fall protection coverage over several cars or coverage to access the hatch for a tanker car.
A custom fixed overhead system to access specific areas of the shop floor where employees need to work at heights to complete the production process.
CAI’s fixed overhead systems are MSHA Compliant and ideal for safely accessing the top of large earth moving equipment.
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Contact us to find out if the Fixed Overhead System is right for your application.
The layout of your existing structure will define how the fall protection system will get anchored from your overhead building structure. Below are two illustrations showing Parallel and Perpendicular layouts along with information that will help us understand and put together a proposal for you. Do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions concerning the layouts described below.
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