Engineering Services

Our Process For Fall Protection System Design & Engineering

Phase One: Concept

engineering concept phase

Fall Protection design starts with the customer. At Flexible Lifeline Systems (FLS), we never assume we know what is best for our customers. Evaluating the job task and asking the user and all stakeholders how they would solve the problem often reveals practical and unique solutions. As possible fall hazard solutions are evaluated using a hierarchy of controls, the best solution that protects the user, is affordable, and has the least impact on productivity is selected. The concept now becomes a workable design.

Phase Two: Design

engineering design phase

From a simple hand sketch or even pictures, our systems specialists, designers, and engineers create a solution that is not only functional, but also structurally meets OSHA and ANSI requirements. Oftentimes, this requires structural analysis of not only the fall protection solution, but also the supporting building structures. FLS engineers and designers produce design packages compliant with the latest fall protection regulations.

Phase Three: Reality

engineering reality phase

From concept to design to reality, there is no fall protection challenge that cannot be overcome with the resources FLS can provide. We spend extra time in the engineering and design phase to make sure the solutions are not only safe, but also to ensure the product arrives on your site ready to install and minimize any impact on ongoing operations.

Qualified Design Resources


The following in-house staff at FLS are available to assist with your next fall protection challenge:

  • Certified Structural Engineers (with PE Stamps in most states)
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • AutoCAD Designers
  • SolidWorks Designers
  • Systems Specialists