Rigid Rail Fall Protection For Aircraft, Transportation and Industry
Each year FLS designs, manufactures and installs over 5 miles of FlexRail rigid rail fall arrest solutions. The enclosed track design offers 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 FlexRail 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 FlexRail can match the conditions of your environment and required aesthetics.
In-House Turnkey FlexRail System Experts
FLS engineers design and our ISO 9001:2015 shop manufacture each FlexRail rigid rail fall protection system and the supporting hangers for the structure to which it will attach. This is especially useful when dealing with long drops, complex angles, light structures and areas with tight clearances.
Major uses for the FlexRail rigid rail system include aircraft, railcar, trucks and a variety of industrial applications.
FlexRail Fall Protection Case Studies
Rigid Rail Installation for 60,000 Sq. Ft. Hangar
FLS engineered, fabricated and installed a total of twelve enclosed track and trolley systems capable of supporting three users each. FLS designed the safety systems at elevations below HVAC and fire protection equipment to prevent interference with other hangar systems.
FlexRail Installation Global Industrial Packaging Company
Overhead fall protection was needed to safely access the tanker trucks in the inside truck bays as well as the railcars along a 300’ section of track.
Fall Protection for New Locomotive Maintenance Facility
FLS engineered a solution to accommodated the facility’s overhead gantry cranes so they could travel unimpeded by the overhead self-retracting safety lanyards.
FlexRail Installation for Packaging Supply Company
FLS designed and installed three FlexRail Fall Protection Systems, one approximately 350 feet in total length over the rail line and two FlexRail approximately 292 feet in total length over the loading area and rail line.
FlexRail Installation for Plastics Company
Overhead fall protection was needed on the old and new plastics silos for workers to connect the feeder tubes to tanker trucks while on top of the trucks. FLS designed, fabricated and installed 8 FlexRail Systems.
FlexRail Installation for a Warehouse
Due to new operational needs, the client needed to extend the existing systems in one bay to offer further fall protection coverage for their workers. The total addition was of 250ft of Twin FlexRail.
CCRC Chicago Enterprise Center
As part of the new development, FCL Builders contracted Flexible Lifeline Systems for the design, fabrication, supply, inspection, load testing and certification of the FLS’ rigid rail fall arrest solution, FlexRail.
Wood-frame Aircraft Hanger FlexRail Retrofit
The FLS team devised a hybrid system, in which a very light-weight tube would be installed the full length of the cable system run. This tube acts as a compression strut along the entire length of the cable, and will distribute any fall arrest loads, both horizontal and vertical, without structural damage to the wood trusses.
Rigid Rail Fall Safety System for New Aircraft Hanger
For this project, Flexible Lifeline Systems designed, engineered, and installed a total of six (6) Type 1 FlexRail systems. Each system was designed and engineered for a two (2) user fall arrest.
Rigid Rail Systems Used in American Airlines Maintenance Hanger
FLS designed compliant and user-friendly fall protection for an American Airlines maintenance hanger while specific clearance requirements.
FlexRail Rigid Rail Fall Protection Photo Gallery
FlexRail Fall Protection Solutions
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