Freestanding C-Frame Horizontal Rail Fall Protection Systems

Freestanding Horizontal Rail Systems (FSHRS) roll up to elevated work surfaces and provide mobile anchor points for fall protection along the length of an elevated area. The built-in horizontal rail affords the simplicity of a rail and trolley system keeping your workers safe without interfering with their jobs. C-Frame Horizontal Rail Systems may be fixed height or adjustable and can incorporate an access stair system to provide ground-up fall protection for your elevated work activities. Reach out to a Fall Protection Specialist to find out what's possible.

Mobile

Mobile

The C-Frame is designed to be moved manually or with the use of a tow bar and service vehicle. The system can be easily transported to locations where overhead fall protection is needed and not otherwise available.

Versatile

Versatile

The C-Frame is designed to be moved manually or with the use of a tow bar and service vehicle. The system can be easily transported to locations where overhead fall protection is needed and not otherwise available.

Lightweight

Lightweight

With an average weight of 1650 lbs, these systems are lightweight and easy to maneuver into position around the job site.

Custom Designs

Custom Designs

Available in a wide variety of pre-engineered heights and wheel styles to meet any application requirement. Platforms, ladders and stairs can be added to selected systems. An FLS engineer will work with you to ensure your System is optimal for your work environment.

Multi-User

Multi-User

The C-Frame rail features two man-rated trolleys for anchorage of a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS). Both users have access to the entire work area while while being protected against falls at height.

Durable

Durable

Systems are constructed from powder-coated, anodized high strength alloy specifically engineered for extra tall and wide applications. The enclosed rail keeps debris from weather elements out. All FLS systems are extremely durable and built to last with world class quality, materials and workmanship.

Accessories

Accessories

Multiple accessories are available for the C-Frame System including work platforms, ladder or stair access solutions, making it possible to equip the system to meet the needs of your specific application. Contact us for more information about C-Frame accessories.

C Frame Specifications - Style 1

Part No.System HeightRail WidthDepth To Anchor PointRailsAnchorsWheels
19851770112-18 ft10 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19851770312-18 ft15 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19851770512-18 ft20 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19851770716-26 ft15 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19851770916-26 ft20 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19851771120-34 ft15 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19851771320-34 ft20 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19853084220-34 ft15 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19853084325 ft15 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19853084420-34 ft20 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic
19853084525 ft20 ft8.0 ft12Pneumatic

C Frame Specifications - Style 2

Part No.System HeightSystem HeightLengthRailsAnchorsWheels
427003326’-9 1/2”9’-0”16’-1/2”12Rubber Molden
425009026’-9 1/2”15’-0”16’-0”12Rubber Molden
427038221’-8”20’-0”17’-9 1/2”12Urethane

C Frame Specifications - Style 3

Part No.System HeightInside WidthLengthRailsAnchorsWheels
425000713’-8” to 19’-10”9’-6”14’-10”11Rubber Molden
425004021’-11” to 35’-9”15’-0”16’-5”22Rubber Molden
427038120’-8” to 34’-9”20’-0”17’-10”12Urethane

OSHA REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE A-FRAME SYSTEMS

This system complies with ANSI/ASSE Z359.1 Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components, ANSI/ASSE Z359.15 Safety Requirements for Single Anchor Lifelines and Fall Arresters for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems and OSHA 1910.140(d), requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems performance criteria.

OSHA 1910.140(d) states…the employer must ensure that personal fall arrest systems:

  • 1910.140(d)(1)(i) – Limit the maximum arresting force on the employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN);
  • 1910.140(d)(1)(ii) – Bring the employee to a complete stop and limit the maximum deceleration distance the employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.1 m);
  • 1910.140(d)(1)(iii) – Have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of the employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system; and
  • 1910.140(d)(1)(iv) – Sustain the employee within the system/strap configuration without making contact with the employee’s neck and chin area.
  • 1910.140(d)(1)(v) – If the personal fall arrest system meets the criteria and protocols in appendix D of this subpart, and is being used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of less than 310 pounds (140 kg), the system is considered to be in compliance with the provisions of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. If the system is used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of 310 pounds (140kg) or more and the employer has appropriately modified the criteria and protocols in appendix D, then the system will be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii).

This system also complies with OSHA 1910.66(f)(5) requirements for Single point suspended working platforms.

Flexible Lifeline Systems offers its customers user training as a last step in the installation of every active fall protection system we install. When required Flexible Lifeline Systems also provides access to our fall protection specialists to support customers in their effort to develop suitable programs to assist them in their obligations to provide a safe and compliant fall protection plan for their employees. However, it is the employer’s responsibility to meet the requirements of sections 1910.66(i)(1)(iv) and 1910.66(i)(1)(v).

  • 1910.66(i)(1)(iv) – Written work procedures for the operation, safe use and inspection of working platforms shall be provided for employee training. Pictorial methods of instruction, may be used, in lieu of written work procedures, if employee communication is improved using this method. The operating manuals supplied by manufacturers for platform system components can serve as the basis for these procedures.

1910.66(i)(1)(v) – The employer shall certify that employees have been trained in operating and inspecting a working platform by preparing a certification record which includes the identity of the person trained, the signature of the employer or the person who conducted the training and the date that training was completed. The certification record shall be prepared at the completion of the training required in paragraph (i)(1)(ii) of this section, and shall be maintained in a file for the duration of the employee’s employment. The certification record shall be kept readily available for review by the Assistant Secretary of Labor or the Assistant Secretary’s representative.

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