Hangar Positioning Bridge System

Our Overhead Positioning Bridge System provides OSHA-compliant fall arrest to the total area coverage without giving up floor space for hangar applications. You can work on multiple aircrafts that are positioned in different orientations without losing a ton of time moving to a new position.

NOTE: This product is currently not available for purchase online. Contact us for more detailed information about your application and requirements.


CAI Safety Systems’ engineers are adept at using your hangar structure to support a fall arrest system. We design an OSHA fall protection system comprised of a cable horizontal lifeline or rigid rail fall arrest system suspended from your overhead steel structure.

Our hangar mounted horizontal lifeline systems provide continuous coverage over aircraft fuselage and wingspans.

Applications: for Aircraft Hangar, Fuselage & Wingspan

Fall Protection Challenge

For many hangar applications, the fall protection challenge is having to work on multiple aircrafts that may be positioned in different orientations. Under these circumstances, a fixed overhead fall arrest system is limited and a mobile system may be impractical due to the multiple setups.

Fall Protection Solution

We have engineered an OSHA fall protection system that will support your fuselage and wingspan safety and productivity by giving you the ability to position your fall arrest system where you need it inside your hangar or shop floor.

Features & Benefits

Aircraft Positioning Bridge


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.

Aircraft Positioning Bridge


As your business grows, you can easily add more runways to increase your work area or more bridges can also be added to increase the number of users to certain hangar work areas. Our positioning bridge aircraft hangar system will support the growth and changes in your business without compromising safety or productivity.

Hangar Positioning Bridge System


The positioning bridge system has been in operation in many industrial applications such as maintenance bays and assembly shops. The ability to position the fall protection system directly above the user at any point in the work area and relocating when not required gives businesses the flexibility to use fall protection to enhance production.

Hangar Positioning Bridge System


This System allows you to cover a large area with pinpoint accuracy by simply moving the bridge over the area requiring fall protection.

Hangar Positioning Bridge System


The Positioning Bridge System can be positioned over a new work location or simply stored away until the next project. It is easy to position, easy to use, and easy to store.

Aircraft Positioning Bridge


The user is able to move freely on top of the work area because the fall arrest SRL is positioned by the moving trolley, allowing the user hands free operation for maximum productivity. The system can be positioned over a new work location or simply stored away until the next project.

**CAUTION WARNING** This fall protection system is designed to ensure your safety when used correctly. To prevent serious injury or death, it is imperative that you strictly adhere to the manufacturer's instructions. Only operate this system if you have received proper training. In accordance with OSHA regulations, it is mandatory to involve a Qualified Person for the design and installation supervision of all fall arrest and restraint systems, including the product highlighted on this page. To access detailed instructions, please download the system manuals from the 'Downloads' tab on each product page. For any inquiries or clarifications, feel free to contact us. Your safety is our top priority!

Overhead Positioning Bridge - System Components

Positioning Bridge: The bridge can be easily moved and positioned anywhere above your work area promoting safety & productivity.

Runway Track: The rigid track provides an overhead means of support for the positioning bridge. This track runs the desired length to allow the user to have access to the work area.

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.

Parallel to Work Platform

Aircraft Hangar Overhead Systems - Parallel Application View

Perpendicular to Work Platform

Aircraft Hangar Overhead Systems - Perpendicular Application View

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.

Aluminum Rigid Track System (ART)

By providing some basic information, we can provide you with a custom quotation or more product information. If you prefer to speak with a fall protection expert just call us at (951) 465-7386 x 303 or email us at [email protected]

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