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 with freedom of movement at height and also the ability to lock into position while working.

Harken 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 rail 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.
Wire retaining clips and composite corner keepers 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 realize angles to 90° for greater maneuverability.


27 mm & 32 mm Access Rail systems can be used for human suspension.


They are independently tested and fully compliant with EN 795:2012 Type B/D. ANSI Z359, 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 Harken Access Rail Exceeds Updated EN795:2012 Regulations

Other Informations


Max Working Load


10 years

Product Video

Q: Is the Harken 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, meet ANSI Z359 and are 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 Access Rail?

A: Skills learned while working with other rail systems are transferable. However, a short training session to become familiar with the Harken system is required to ensure safe installation and working practice.

Q: Can the Harken 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 Access Rail system offer me over others?
A: The construction and materials used in the Harken Access Rail have created a stronger system, with smoother linear motion. The Access Rail is made of anodized, one-piece aluminum components, ensuring corrosion resistance, low maintenance, and a long working life.

Harken Exception - This product may be used for Human Suspension.