Vertical & Inclined Systems

Fall Protection For Ladders & Towers


Flexible Lifeline Systems vertical solutions provide outstanding personal safety for individuals working on any type of fixed ladder.

The simplicity of the Flexible Lifeline Systems design concept allows’ vertical systems to be installed to follow the contours of the structure and maximize its safety value in a working environment.

FLS Vertical System Features

  • Can be fitted to follow the contours of the structure.
  • Suitable for retrofitting or as part of a new build.
  • The whole system is unobtrusive and lightweight.
  • Operation is not affected by snow, ice or adverse weather conditions.
  • Can be installed for use in virtually all environments.
  • Can be integrated into a comprehensive system incorporating vertical, inclined and horizontal sections.
  • Will support up to four workers on a single line.
  • The LadderLatch unit, an integral part of FLS vertical systems, rotates freely through the intermediate cable guides to give the user continuous hands-free protection.
  • In the event of a fall, the LadderLatch unit locks onto the cable and arrests the fall.
  • Energy absorbers built into the system protect the end anchors from excessive loads should a fall from the system occur.
  • The LadderLatch unit can be attached or detached at any point in the system.
  • ManSafe for Ladders is easy to install and maintain.
  • Comprehensive range of specialist components to enable installation on a wide variety of towers.
  • All-weather use for optimum productivity
  • Optional Bypass Capability – Using parallel systems, with each user on their own system, multiple users gain the added benefit of bypass resulting in increased safety and productivity.
  • Meets all appropriate international standards.

The proven effectiveness of the LadderLatch unit with its unique starwheel component provides workers the security of being constantly attached to the system while having both hands free for climbing. If a worker should fall from the system, the LadderLatch immediately locks onto the system cable and arrests the fall.

In the event of a fall, a worker attached to a vertical Flexible Lifeline System is far less likely to be injured during the fall arrest process compared to a fall from a traditional hoop system. Whereas hoop systems prevent a worker falling backwards off a ladder, the hoops themselves present a significant threat if the worker should fall down a ladder.