The Benefits of Rigid Lifelines Fall Protection Systems Mounting Methods

When installing a Ceiling-Mounted Monorail or Traveling Bridge Fall Protection System, Rigid Lifelines offers a wide variety of standard and custom mounting method options. One way to figure out which method best suits your requirements is to have an expert make an evaluation and recommend a system, but you can also evaluate the needs of your facility based on the benefits of the different mounting methods. Each mounting method offers benefits; understanding those benefits can help you choose the best options for your own fall protection needs. Support structure strength is determined by others.

Drop Rod

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Places track any distance below building support structures
  • Used for both trussed track and plain track
  • 360-degree rotation allows track to be installed in any horizontal direction
  • Track can be hung from a building structure with up to 14 degrees of slope
  • Ideal for applications with a lot of overhead space
  • Allows workers to use shorter SRLs by placing the track closer to the work area
  • Requires sway bracing

Flush Mount

  1. Flush-Cross
    • Places track directly against building support structures
    • Used for both trussed track and plain track
    • Places track perpendicular to support structures
    • Ideal for applications with low overhead clearance
  2. Flush-Parallel
    • Places track directly against building support structures
    • Used for both trussed track and plain track
    • Places track parallel to support structures
    • Ideal for application with low overhead clearance
       

Wood Beam

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Brackets allow overhead installation in buildings with wooden structures
  • Used for both trussed track and plain track
  • Must be inspected and approved by a local professional engineer to certify wood beam strength after holes are drilled
  • Requires sway bracing

Bar Joist – Potential Custom Engineered Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Allows overhead installation in buildings with bar joist structures
  • Used for both trussed track and plain track
  • Must be inspected and approved by a local professional engineer to certify roof strength
  • 360-degree rotation allows track to be installed in any direction
  • Requires sway bracing

Sandwich Truss Tube Hanger – Potential Custom Engineered Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Used to attach track directly against steel tube building structures
  • Used for both trussed track and plain track
  • Track can be installed parallel or perpendicular to structures

The Right Solution for Every Problem

Rigid Lifelines works to find the best fall protection system for every application, and the mounting method is just one part of a complete system. The examples above are a few commonly used methods, but Rigid Lifelines also offers additional standard and custom mounting methods for unique applications. By helping you choose the right mounting method for your facility, whether standard or custom engineered, Rigid Lifelines can equip you with the most efficient and ergonomic system available.


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Jeremy Miller

Assistant Technical Writer | Rigidlifelines.com
Jeremy Miller is the assistant technical writer for Spanco and Rigid Lifelines. Jeremy has two years of experience in technical communications and workplace writing. He graduated with a B.A. in English from Wilkes University, where he was a writer and editor for several university publications.