Maintenance lift for power and overhead line masts


HighStep Systems offers modular fall protection solutions for the safe maintenance of overhead power lines and power pylons. Our ergonomic climbing systems allow technicians safe access and minimize the risk of falls. The easy installation and adaptability guarantee efficient inspections and maintenance, which increases work safety and keeps the power supply reliable.

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Efficient and safe maintenance of power poles

The HighStep system was specially developed for the maintenance and repair of power lines and overhead transmission towers.


Challenges in the maintenance of electricity pylons

The HighStep lift offers comprehensive safety thanks to an integrated fall protection system that ensures the protection of technicians when working at great heights. Its robustness guarantees reliable function and safety even in extreme working conditions.

  • Extreme heights: Maintenance work on power poles at high altitudes increases the risk of falls and accidents.
  • Weather conditions: Work on power poles is often exposed to extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, ice and strong winds.
  • Ergonomic challenges: Working in unergonomic positions leads to musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Heavy equipment: Technicians often carry heavy tools and spare parts.
  • Complex access systems: Time-consuming access to work areas on power poles.
  • Lengthy security precautions: Cumbersome security systems require additional time.
  • Various mast types: Different mast types and structures require specialised techniques and equipment

The HighStep rail

The system carrier with maintenance-free rail: easy to install, durable and extremely resilient
The standardized aluminum rail forms the basis of the system. It is easy to install and is mounted stationary on the structure.
Due to its design and classification as part of a machine, the HighStep rail remains maintenance-free throughout its entire service life. The anodized surface provides additional protection from harsh environmental conditions.
The rail is very strong and only needs to be connected to the structure every three meters on average. This offers the user new options and maximum flexibility in the realization of their projects.
The HighStep rail is extremely easy to assemble and can be used regardless of the nature or shape of the building. The rail is bendable and can be adapted to the shape of a structure on site. This significantly reduces the preparatory work associated with assembly compared to conventional climbing systems.

The HighStep Lift

The world's first mobile service lift - safe, time-saving and comfortable to the location at any desired height
The basic model for climbing is the HighStep Easy, consisting of two independent pedals. To climb, the pedals are hooked into the rail while the user's foot is fixed to the pedal by a binding.
The solid connection between the foot and the rail created by the pedal reliably prevents any fall, as it is not possible to step on the foot or accidentally slip.
The user walks absolutely upright at all times and can freely choose his step height; the movement sequence is similar to climbing stairs. The pedals can also be used as resting and working platforms.

The HighStep Easy & Protector

The basic model for climbing is the HighStep Easy, consisting of two independent pedals. To climb, the pedals are hooked into the rail while the user's foot is fixed to the pedal by a binding.
Climbing on the rail always takes place in conjunction with the independent fall protection device, the HighStep Protector. This serves as a rotating safety element and third safety point on the rail.
In the event of a sudden downward movement, the protector blocks in the rail and a fall is not possible. The combination of HighStep Easy and protector results in a minimal fall distance and the integrated fall protection absorber ensures maximum safety.
Multiple sliding rollers on all sides and optimal coordination with the rail make the protector particularly easy to move. The smart design prevents accidental hooking and enables extremely comfortable and safe ascent and descent.
The Protector is the only fall arrester of its kind that can be fixed with one hand as a fixed anchor point in the event of a rescue. It is approved for two people according to EN 795 B.

Comparison of climbing bolts, climbing ladder and Highstep Systems for maintenance of electricity pylons

When looking at climbing bolts, fixed ladders and the HighStep system in relation to various parameters, clear differences emerge. Climbing bolts and climbing ladders require annual maintenance and do not provide consistent protection against misuse.

In contrast, the HighStep system impresses with its ergonomic ascent, waives annual maintenance costs for the fall protection rail, ensures continuous protection against misuse and enables versatile applications.

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