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The Alsipercha Overhead Fall Arrest System

The Alsipercha Overhead Fall Arrest System is the best and most versatile overhead fall arrest system in the world. This revolutionary fall arrest system provides effective protection for those exposed to falls when working at heights and includes a built-in energy-absorber device (diagonal) that reduces the impact forces transmitted to the user and the structure in the event of a fall. 3rd party tested, meeting OSHA, ANSI, and CSA, the Alsipercha system is designed for both construction and industrial applications. It’s an advanced and robust design; the product allows up to 2 users to be connected simultaneously, making it the most versatile and practical overhead fall protection system on the market. Tie Down Safety’s Alsipercha Overhead Fall Arrest System is the best global solution that comes from Europe. The overhead fall arrest system is considered a “best in class” and “best practice” for construction and industrial applications.

The Alsipercha Overhead Fall Arrest System provides multiple solutions for many types of job sites. Standing up to 21.5′ overhead, the anchorage, or tie-off point, rotates a full 360 degrees allowing full worker mobility. The ability of 360-degree rotation eliminates potential free fall and swing falls. When used with a class A retractable, the system provides a 0 (zero) fall factor, further establishing this system as the preferred solution. 

“The overhead fall arrest system is considered a “best in class” and “best practice” for construction and industrial applications. ” 

A zero fall factor means the workers fall arrest distance is virtually 0’ making rescue safe and easy. After a fall, a competent person then inspects the system for deformation and damage. If the Alsipercha system passes the inspect criteria, the system can be placed back into service reducing downtime. Like all of Tie Down Safety’s products, the Alsipercha Overhead Fall Arrest System and its optional parts and accessories are high-grade elastic steel. Better yet, there is an application for every job site situation and work activity. The MBU (Mobile Base Unit) application should be the preferred means and method when mobility is required.

 The MBU is mobile and designed with counterweight blocks for easy assembly, disassembly, and relocation. Simply use a forklift to quickly relocate to its next destination on the site. For a job site where work involves concrete columns, the Conical Tube application is preferred. Reaching a working radius of 23’ with 360-degree rotation, the conical sleeve system is ideal for forming and decking applications. When relocating the main system, a pick point at the top of the main mast allows for a crane to quickly move to the next column.

 If the crane option is not preferred, the Alsipercha system comes in aluminum, known as the Alupercha. The Alupercha weighs only 43 lbs. and can easily be relocated by hand. The Alsipercha Counterweight accessory consists of a modulable structure that guarantees an effective use of the Alsipercha when working at height over vehicles using the vehicle weight as a counterweight.

A perfect solution when loading, unloading, or performing maintenance on vehicles. There is no need to use anchors, fasteners, or weights in this application because the vehicle provides the counterweight.

The Alsipercha Tripod application provides a practical overhead anchor point by utilizing a tripod to hold the system in place. The Tripod offers complete fall protection to users at two possible height configurations with an easy, fast and straightforward installation process: 18′ with a 7′ tripod base and 21′ with a 10′ tripod base. The tripod options provide a wide range of potential uses in both the general and construction industries.

Alsipercha / Alupercha.
Main anchoring point.

Rigid lifeline.

To bring the next Alsipercha / Alupercha closer.

Retractable device.
Device that locks the descent in the event of a fall.

PPE that must be worn by the user.

For installation using a crane.

The Alsipercha Reduced Space Post is an ideal solution for sites that have limited space for installing the tripod base or when the client is looking for a simple permanent overhead fall protection system. Only requiring a footing with a minimum concrete thickness of 8”, the Reduced Space Post System can be combined with a rigid overhead rail of up to 20’ between two uprights. This application allows the use of up to two trolley anchor connections making the system ideal for two workers to move safely and swiftly while minimizing overall fall distance. The Alsipercha Reduced Space Post System is a perfect solution for unloading trucks and maintaining large vehicles or when the area has a minimal and constrained working area.

The Alsipercha Overhead Fall Arrest System provides overhead fall protection to users when there is no possibility to install permanent fall protection systems, or there is the need to provide fall protection in different places and areas frequently. When an overhead anchor point is required, there is always a way to work safely with Tie Down Safety’s Alsipercha. Tie Down Safety maintains high standards and quality controls utilizing the best safety product applications in the world.