Access Rail


The Access Rail system is designed for use as an adjustable anchorage point for rope access and fall arrest. It provides the operator freedom of vertical and horizontal movement at height and also the ability to lock into position while working.

Harken Industrial offers two sizes of Access Rail, 27 mm and 32 mm.

If you are unsure which system is right for you, please  contact us for advice.

AR Design


Lightweight trolleys are constructed of strong, one-piece solid aluminum. The adjustable pinstop allows trolleys to be moved along the rail and locked into a new location.

AR Durability


Trolleys and rails are available in black hardcoat or clear-anodized finishes for maximum corrosion protection.

AR Ball Bearings

Low-maintenance Ball Bearings

Torlon® ball bearings handle high loads, reducing friction so the trolley moves smoothly along the track. Retaining clips keep ball bearings captive when the trolleys are removed for maintenance.

AR Options


The Access Rail system can be mounted in three (3) horizontal planes. A wheel toggle
attachment can be used for discrete over-edge parapet and inclined surface installations.


Industry Regulations

27 mm and 32 mm Access Rail systems are independently tested and can be used for human suspension. The rails are CE compliant under EN795.2012 Type D, meet ANSI Z359, and are OSHA compliant. The trolleys are CE certified under EN795.2012 Type B, meet ANSI Z359, and are OSHA compliant.

Application and Maintenance

The Access Rail is ideal for use in a wide range of applications and industries:

    • Construction/steel frame and envelope projects
    • Renewable energy/blade cleaning
    • Facilities management/asset integrity inspections
    • Vessel maintenance
    • Stage management, filming and rigging
    • Architectural/building survey
    • Utility and oil & gas sectors

Torlon is a registered trademark of Solvay Advanced Polymers L.L.C.

Access Rail case study

Product Range

Industrial rail
Rope access/
Certifications Static strength*
EN 795:2012 CEN/TS 16415:2013
R27 13 0.3m
R27LS 22 3m
R32 22 0.3m
TR31 12 1.3m
*Static strength obtained by independent test.

Other Information


Max Working Load


10 years

Product Video

Q: Is the Harken Industrial Access Rail covered by any industry legislation?

A: Yes. The Harken 27 mm and 32 mm Access Rail systems are CE certified and tested under EN 795:2012 Type B/D, meets ANSI Z359 and is OSHA compliant. Due to ongoing regulatory changes, individual components are no longer CE marked.

Q: I already work with a rail system. Do I need additional training to work with the Harken Industrial Access Rail?

A: Skills learned while working with other rail systems are transferable. However, a short training session to become familiar with the Harken Industrial system is required to ensure safe installation and working practice. Harken Industrial offers an approved installer training course; contact your local Harken office for more information.

Q: Can the Harken Industrial Access Rail be fitted retroactively?

A: Yes. The simplicity of the system means it can easily be installed on existing buildings.

Q: What benefits does the Harken Industrial Access Rail system offer me over others?

A: The construction and materials used in the Harken Industrial Access Rail have created a stronger system, with smoother linear motion and precise positioning capabilities. The Access Rail is made of anodized, one-piece aluminum components, ensuring corrosion resistance, low maintenance, and a long working life.

Harken Industrial Exception - The Access Rail system may be used for human suspension.

Warnings and Instructions - You must carefully read, understand, and follow all of warnings and instructions in the manual provided by Harken Industrial in order to avoid an accident. Never under any circumstances, exceed the maximum rated load.