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Anchor Track™ System Advantages

The Advantages of Fall Arrest Systems Using Overhead Anchor Track™

  • Shorter Falls
  • Safer Workers
  • Freer Movement

Dramatically Reduce Fall Distances & Impact Forces

During a fall, Rigid Lifelines® fall arrest systems don’t deflect downward like overhead wire rope (cable) systems do. The zero-deflection of our rigid Anchor Track™ systems means that our fall distances and deceleration forces are a fraction of those experienced by users of overhead cable systems. 

As a result, Rigid Lifelines® fall arrest systems exponentially lower the number and severity of injuries after a fall. And unlike other fall protection technologies, Rigid Lifelines® overhead Anchor Track™systems frequently enable self-rescue: the user is typically in the position to step up to safety, reducing the potential for suspension trauma.

No Bounce & No Domino Effect

Eliminating the bouncing effect of overhead wire rope systems also reduces the amount and severity of secondary fall injuries. Plus, Rigid Lifelines® Anchor Track™ stays rigid after a fall, so other workers on the same track are not affected.

Two “No Swing” Systems

Rigid Lifelines® Traveling Bridge and Swing Arm Systems both keep the overhead attachment point directly over the user’s head at all times. This feature virtually eliminates the potential for swing fall and swing impact. That’s great for both fall arrest users and nearby sensitive equipment, like aircrafts or process machinery.

Effortless Movement

Traditional single-point anchorage systems severely restrict a worker’s linear movements. And overhead cable fall arrest systems can drag or totally hang up on their anchor points. Meanwhile, I-beam fall protection systems quickly gather dirt and have bulky, heavy trolleys.

These problematic fall arrest systems make workers less efficient. Out of frustration, workers might unhook themselves — or, worse yet, never hook up at all.

By comparison, when you’re attached to an overhead Rigid Lifelines® Anchor Track™ system, you experience effortless movement. Our rolling trolley moves where and when you move.

Maintenance-Free Tracks, Indoors or Outdoors

Dirt, dust, animal droppings, snow and ice can all present major problems for wire rope or I-Beam overhead fall arrest systems. These everyday contaminants greatly increase trolley “drag.” And cleaning these systems is difficult and time-consuming.

By comparison, our enclosed “V” profile design prevents the accumulation of debris or ice on the engineered track. So our overhead trolleys continue to glide effortlessly, indoors or out.

To learn more, visit our Anchor Track™ Fall Protection Systems.

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