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Don't leave that feeling of security on the ground - climb with our gear!

3M offers the industry's premier vertical systems providing added safety, climbing mobility and productivity. Choose from a variety of ladder safety equipment and harnesses as well as vertical lifelines.​ 
 
Don't leave that feeling of security on the ground, whether portable or permanent, mobile or manual or assisted or non-assisted, we have a vertical system designed to complement your ability to work safely and productively.​​

Choose The Right Vertical Systems

FLEXIBLE CABLE LADDER SAFETY SYSTEM

A permanent vertical system for fall protection on often accessed structures such as ladders, towers or tanks that allow the worker to move up and down the entire height of the system rather than having to disconnect and find new tie-off points along the way.
 
Permanent vertical systems need to stand-up to the elements for extended periods of time and require corrosion resistant galvanized or stainless steel construction.​
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  • The Lad-Saf™ flexible cable system consists of a vertically suspended steel cable that runs the length of the climbing area and a Lad-Saf™ sleeve that can connect up to four workers to the system. The Lad-Saf sleeve automatically follows the user during the climb and locks onto the cable in the event of a fall. Designed for ease of use, economy and versatility, the Lad-Saf system offers hundreds of different brackets, styles and configurations to suit almost any application or structure.​


  • Designed for ease of use and versatility, you can configure the Railok 90™ rigid rail system to an existing ladder or customise a system with integrated ladder pegs when no ladder exists. The Railok 90™ consists of top and bottom entry/exit gates, rail joints, and multiple mounting bracket options designed to mount the rigid aluminium rail to the structure. A Railok 90™ shuttle connects the worker to the system and locks onto the rail in the event of a fall, allowing the worker to regain their footing. Various clamps are available so you can attach it to almost any structure.​


  • Extremely tall or lengthy structures are often conducive to an assisted system which provides weight relief to reduce worker fatigue and improve climbing longevity. Various styles of systems are available for both inside (wind turbine) and outside (oil rig) applications for added versatility. Some systems are available with built-in fall protection while others will require a separate system such as Lad-Saf™.​​​


  • ​The Protecta® flexible cable system consists of a vertically suspended steel cable that runs the length of the climbing area. The Cabloc™ sleeve connects the worker to the system and automatically follows them during the climb and locks onto the cable in the event of a fall, allowing the worker to regain their footing. Protecta® gear is designed for ease of use, economy and versatility.


  • The Cobra™ rope grab is unique because it can be set for automatic hands-free operation, or manual operation allowing the user to fix the device in place for positioning or restraint applications. For added ease of use and versatility, the grab can be attached anywhere along the rope lifeline.

What's New
  • Effortless climbing system delivering comfort and performance at heights !
    Extremely tall or lengthy structures are often conducive to an assisted system which provides weight relief to reduce worker fatigue and improve climbing longevity. The Powered Climb Assist System from DBI-SALA® is specifically designed to provide assistance for those who climb the internal ladders of wind energy towers. ​
3M Fall Protection combines the products and expertise of DBI-SALA® and Protecta® with the technology and innovation of 3M to elevate safety to new heights and keep workers comfortable, confident and safe every time they climb. See our products and services at 3M.com/FallProtection.