Spotlight Projects:

The Hopper Engineering Associates team provides practical and exciting solutions to unique problems in several industries. To showcase our recent work we choose a project of the month. An archive of previous winners can be found here.

January 2011 Project:

Event Center / Sports Arena Fall Protection
Sports Arena Fall Protection

A fall arrest system is required in an arena for riggers to secure themselves while they work on the rigging grid. The fall arrest system works to break the fall of an individual and prevent impact with the floor below.


Our engineering team designed a fall arrest system to provide coverage of the rigging grid. Our lightweight anchor post and wire rope lifeline design allowed for an easy and simple installation. Pass-through intermediate anchor brackets were used that allow workers to freely traverse the grid beams without having to disconnect from the lifelines.

Our design package demonstrated that the fall protection lifelines, posts, anchorage, and existing grid beams are capable of resisting the loads generated when the system arrests a user's fall.

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