• Kristin Thompson

Employee Safety Hangs in the Balance


It is a well-known fact that falls are the number one hazard in the workplace, however, did you know that these falls account for up to 14% of workplace fatalities?

When working at heights, all workers should be outfitted with a fall arrest system. 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.

The Tether Track fall arrest systems from Gorbel offer many options to increase the productivity and safety of your workers. Including free standing, ceiling mounted, swing arm, fold away, single pole and bridge systems; each with its own unique capabilities for different applications.


Gorbel fall arrest systems include a unique rigid rail design. In contrast to the traditional wire rope systems, a rigid rail requires no additional fall clearance due to sag, making it the best option for low-headroom applications.

Also, unlike some traditional horizontal lifeline systems, Gorbel Tether Track allows workers to pass by one another with ease, eliminating the need to disconnect and reconnect to the system, minimizing risk.

Not only can a fall arrest system increase the productivity and efficiency of your jobs, more importantly, it can save a life.