Our Horizontal Lifeline systems are for both Cable Lifeline Systems and Trolley Rail Lifeline Systems. Safe horizontal mobility over long distances that are within the proximity of a vertical drop requires more than just a single-point anchor. This is a common problem we see that has a common solution. This is when the use of a Horizontal Lifeline System comes into play. Due the particular nature of the structures that demand this type of system, horizontal lifelines fall under the category of highly restricted fall protection; this means that they require exceptionally careful engineering.
Providing safe and horizontal movement to a workstation and back again is the goal with these systems. Hands-free movement has been successfully achieved as well here, allowing for unrestricted horizontal mobility.
There are times too when workers require horizontal mobility when working or rigging in close range of an unprotected vertical drop. This is ideal for horizontal trolley rail lifeline systems. These systems can and are used as an alternative to single anchor points when independent anchors do not provide the level of safety needed. The distinguishing characteristic between the cable systems and the trolley rail systems is their non-restrictive design and multi-purpose application. Trolley rail systems are also rarely made subject to the same amplified loads as cable systems since these systems are actually made to distribute the weight more evenly.