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Fall Arrest Systems

A Fall Arrest System is an active means of protecting workers from falls in elevated work environments.  A complete fall arrest system includes an anchor system, a body harness, and a connector – such as a shock-absorbing lanyard or a self-retracting lifeline (SRL).

A complete Fall Arrest system, using GORBEL’s Tether Track™ as your anchor, provides workers with a high degree of reliability and safety.

These Anchor Systems are available in Ceiling Mounted Monorail and Bridge Systems, Free Standing Monorail and Bridge  Systems, Foldaway and Swing Arm Systems and Mobile units. They are a cost effective way to reduce the risk of injury in elevated work environments.

Standard systems can be designed to support multiple workers, each weighing up to 310 lbs with tools, and custom systems are available. A standard system has a 900 pound maximum arresting force.

FREE STANDING SYSTEMS may be preferred whenever floor space is readily available to install column supports, when changes in work practices are anticipated, and when a building structure isn’t available. The flexibility of freestanding systems allows them to be easily modified and moved should process or fall protection needs change.

Multiple bridges can be supplied for both ceiling mounted and freestanding systems, thus allowing multiple workers to utilize the system simultaneously.

CEILING MOUNTED SYSTEMS use the structure for support, as the rail is mounted either perpendicular or parallel to the ceiling beams. Should overhead obstacles be present, drop rod hangers with sway bracing can be supplied so that the system avoids these obstructions.

Multiple bridges can be supplied for both ceiling mounted and freestanding systems, thus allowing multiple workers to utilize the system simultaneously.

SWING ARM FALL ARREST SYSTEMS from Gorbel provides circular or semi-circular fall protection with a compact footprint. Versatile and infinitely variable, simply position the swing arm over the work space and swing it out of the way when not in use.  These can have spans to 30′ and can be provided with a motorization package for heavy or long arms.

When floor space is at a premium, CEILING MOUNTED MONORAILS SYSTEMS can provide unparalleled fall protection while maintaining an open floor plan for material handling, production, or related activities. Ceiling mounted monorails use existing support steel for overall anchorage strength and are ideal for production facilities and warehouses with tall ceilings since column support is not needed.  Even if the facility has standard ceiling heights, the compact, low-profile design of ceiling mounted monorails provides full protection without headroom concerns.

FOLD-AWAY FALL ARREST SYSTEMS are simple: Deploy it when you need it, and fold it back when you’re done; maintaining productivity without compromising safety. The Tether Track™ Fold Away Fall Arrest System is the perfect solution for work cells requiring access to overhead cranes, when valuable floor space is limited, or when infrequent fall protection is necessary.

When numerous obstacles exist in the work space and standard MULTIPLE-COLUMN SYSTEM are not practical, single pole fall protection systems provide a convenient alternative. Used regularly in tank car servicing or heavy-duty truck securing and tarping areas, single pole systems require only a single foundation. Standard span lengths from 10′ to 53′ mean the system can be designed to meet the requirements of most loading/unloading and maintenance facilities.

A MOBILE FALL ARREST SYSTEM is an active means of protecting workers from injury due to falls. A complete personal fall arrest system includes an anchor, a body harness and a connector- such as a shock-absorbing fall arrest lanyard or self-retracting lanyard (SRL).

Using a Mobile Fall Arrest System as your anchor provides workers with a high degree of mobility and freedom, while preventing falls to lower levels.


ERGONOMIC CONCEPTS is a full line ERGONOMIC material handling dealer providing a wide selection of products to solve most industrial lifting and positioning problems. Our goal is to provide the most cost effective ergonomic solutions for our clients.

Ergonomic Concepts
Houston TX
Phone: 713-880-3605
Fax: 281-754-4733