Fall Protection For Petroleum & Storage Tanks

Railings, Anchors, Lifelines, & Safe Access Systems For Tanks


Flexible Lifeline Systems (FLS) is prepared and ready to handle your tank safety needs. We have solutions for all types of tanks including:

  • fixed roof tanks
  • open top flat bottom storage tanks
  • fixed roof flat bottom low pressure tanks
  • silos
  • hoppers
  • portable water storage tanks
  • industrial water storage tanks
  • and other similar structures

Our tank systems are designed to be user-friendly and non-intrusive while providing continuous, complete, and uncompromising fall protection while working at height. Our solutions use components made from 316 marine grade stainless steel, to ensure system longevity and reliability.

guardrails on roof of tank

Safety Handrail Systems

Our FlexGuard solution provides a handrail system that is freestanding and non-penetrating around the perimeter of the tank or from the access ladder to certain points on the tank. Installation of a FlexGuard system require no drilling or hot work.

permanent tank anchor

Fall Arrest Anchors On Tanks

FLS offers unique tank anchors which attach to the center access hatch. These anchors provides 360° fall protection on top of the tank. We also have solutions for all sizes of pipes and flanges.

fall protection lifeline around rooftop of tank

Inclined Fall Protection For Tank Stairs

Many tanks have steep hazardous stairways. FLS has solutions for rigid and cable-based inclined systems that provide continuous fall protection while ascending or descending tank stairways. These solutions can be mounted to the handrails on tank stairs, including curved stairways.

portable anchor used for fall arrest on a tank

Portable Vacuum Anchors

Our portable vacuum anchors can be used as a single fall protection anchor point or, alternatively, can be connected in series with a horizontal lifeline to cover an entire area. These anchors provides a flexible solution that is quick and easy to use.

Contact our fall safety experts for more information on the wide range of fall protection solutions we offer for tanks.

Solutions For Storage Tank Fall Protection


Tank Anchors

Permanent anchor points can provide 360° fall protection on top of tanks.

Vacuum Anchors

A portable solution for tank anchor points with quick & easy setup.

Vertical Systems

Range of vertical and inclined solutions for tank stairs and ladders.

Safety Rails

Guardrails can provide non-penetrating handrails around the tank perimeter.

Custom Solutions

We can develop unique site-specific fall protection solutions for tanks.

Storage Tank Fall Protection Photos


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