Permanent Access Platforms

Our permanent access solutions entail fall arrest access platforms, railcar loading racks and railcar unloading systems for railcar safety.

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Permanent Loading Systems For Railcars & Trucks

Flexible Lifeline Systems railcar and truck access platforms accommodate a variety of loading and unloading tasks while allowing safe and efficient access. We provide multiple access platform solutions including single hatch access platforms, multi-station loading systems, gangways, and integrated canopy systems.

In-House Turnkey Access Platform System Experts

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Why Turn to FLS For Permanent Access Platform Solutions



Flexible Lifeline Systems permanent access fall protection solutions start with evaluating the specific operations performed including the evaluation of supporting structures when required.



Our team of registered structural engineers, AutoCAD designers and field engineers model permanent access platform systems in relation to the railcar or truck position  in order to provide maximum access, compliance and safety.



To maintain the highest level of quality, every system part and manufactured component is thoroughly inspected, processed and supplied in accordance with our ISO 9001:2015 program.



Our construction and field technicians have decades of experience  enabling us to perform safely and efficiently and complete even the most complicated installation in days versus weeks.



Flexible Lifeline Systems coordinators, trainers, technicians, and engineers proactively ensure solutions are properly used, serviced, inspected and remain compliant with latest standards and regulations through annual recertification.

Single Hatch Access Platforms

FLS single hatch railcar platforms accommodate a variety of loading and unloading tasks while allowing safe and efficient railcar access. These racks are compatible with loading arms and can be configured with a variety of options to meet your bulk loading requirements. All gangways feature adjustable counter balanced springs to help raise and lower units with minimal effort. Optional pneumatic packages to raise and lower the loading ramp are available as well.

Adjustable Gangways

  • Operates with a sliding mount that allows the gangway to move along the platform to account for poorly spotted railcars
  • Provides adjustable access to one or multiple vehicles and hatches
  • Designed with fall prevention guardrails at the gangway opening to provide safe gangway access in multiple locations

Covered Access Platforms

  • Can include optional canopies for weather and product protection
  • Single or multiple stairs and access ladders for safe and efficient access and egress
  • Can be integrated into existing racks and structures
  • Appropriately designed safety and swing gates provide safe access to the gangways

Canopy Systems

A canopy system can include some or all of the below features and/or specifications:

  • Full or half canopy versions for single or double sided loading facilities
  • Free standing or integrated with loading platform
  • Various fall protection and access systems designed around canopy design
  • Full vehicle protection or single hatch or anywhere in between

Elevating And Articulating Handrail Systems

  • Flexible teams up with the best in the industry to offer you tank truck handrail elevating systems.
  • The Quadspan is a self-supporting traveling platform system housed within four column steel structure. The steel columns serve as structural supports as well as an integral, anti-sway guide system for the traveling platform. The Quadspan is versatile and can be constructed in multiples to accommodate several vehicles at one time to speed the loading process.
  • The Quadspan is the industry flagship design. Through engineering ingenuity it provides the solution to complex loading problems.
  • The Duospan is a compact cantilever traveling platform system utilizing two structural steep support and guide columns. The Duospan is ideally suited for retrofit applications or where space conditions or traffic access may be restricted.
  • The Duospan is the answer to tough confined areas and modernization of existing loading facilities. When you specify a Quadspan or Duospan loading and inspection platform, you are not limited to pre-determined widths and lengths. These units fit the application by any measure!