Freestanding and Portable Fall Protection

Flexible Lifeline Systems offers a wide range of portable, versatile, and reliable fall arrest solutions for unique work environments. From simple freestanding single point anchors to remote controlled, drivable and height adjustable solutions, we have a portable fall protection solution for nearly every fall hazard imaginable.


FLS Portable systems are designed to be moved manually or with the use of a tow bar and service vehicle. These systems can be easily transported to locations where overhead fall protection is needed and not otherwise available.


Our systems are rated for indoor and outdoor use, and can be outfitted for any environment, application or terrain providing reliable fall protection for even the most unique work environments.

Custom Designs

FLS Portable systems are available in a wide variety of per-engineered configurations to meet any application requirement. If additional customization is needed, an FLS engineer will work with you to ensure your System is optimal for your work environment.


All FLS systems are extremely durable and built to last with world class quality, materials and workmanship.

Portable Fall Protection Projects

Naval Facility Implements Mobile Quad Rail

The Flexible Lifeline Systems (FLS) Mobile Fall Arrest System was quick to install, can be reconfigured as needed, and very reasonable when compared to installing a permanent fall arrest system that could only be used in one location.

OSHA/ANSI Requirements and Best Practices for Portable Fall Protection

All portal horizontal rail, freestanding ladder & stair systems, jibs, counter-weighted rail systems and user equipment provided by Flexible Lifeline Systems meet applicable industry performance standards and OSHA and ANSI regulatory requirements.

When supplied as a complete solution, Flexible Lifeline Systems assures Compatibility of Fall Protection Components.

OSHA 29 CFR 1926.502 Subpart M Appendix C Section II states: “Component compatibility considerations.” Ideally, a personal fall arrest system is designed, tested, and supplied as a complete system. However, it is common practice for lanyards, connectors, lifelines, deceleration devices, body belts and body harnesses to be interchanged since some components wear out before others. The employer and employee should realize that not all components are interchangeable. For instance, a lanyard should not be connected between a body belt (or harness) and a deceleration device of the self-retracting type since this can result in additional free fall for which the system was not designed. Any substitution or change to a personal fall arrest system should be fully evaluated or tested by a competent person to determine that it meets the standard, before the modified system is put in use.

The mixing of manufacturer’s equipment is also outlined in ANSI Z359.6-2016 section 4 paragraph 4.2.2: “Compatibility. All directly connected components of an active fall protection system shall be compatible, such that they perform as intended and cannot unintentionally disengage on their own during the use of the system or during a fall event. Equipment and hardware for all components of an active fall protection system shall be specified to provide compatible connections. Combining equipment from different manufacturers is permitted as long as the components are compatible.” Since ANSI Z359.6-2016 is a national consensus standard, and compliance is not required by law, users have the responsibility to determine if the standard is applicable to their workplace. They may also wish to consult their insurance carrier or their legal counsel regarding their liability and their company’s liability if they choose to use safety equipment in a manner inconsistent from what is advised by the Flexible Lifeline Systems or any other manufacturer.

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