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Safe, versatile, time-saving, ergonomic, comfortable, robust, maintenance-free – the HighStep fall protection system offers our customers and users significant added value in all areas

The HighStep system at a glance

The advantages of all HighStep Systems products

Fall protection rail system HighStep Systems AG


As a future-oriented climbing system, HighStep Systems meets a safety standard that has never been achieved to date

Your benefits at a glance:

The HighStep Lift overcomes all of the disadvantages of conventional fall arrest systems and takes the user to their workplace at the push of a button.

When climbing manually with the HighStep Easy, the movement sequence is identical to climbing stairs. The climbing shoes are both a resting and working platform and the user determines their individual step height for the highest possible comfort and ergonomics.

A minimal fall distance and multiple connections between the user and the HighStep climbing devices maximize safety and prevent accidents.

In comparison to conventional climbing methods such as climbing bolts or climbing ladders, the HighStep rail can only be climbed over the entire installation length using the portable climbing devices from HighStep Systems. The system prevents unauthorized persons from accessing the application.

freedom from maintenance

The HighStep rail system installed on the structure is basically maintenance-free

The HighStep rail system is subject to the Machinery Directive and not to the usual standards of conventional and comparable fall protection systems, such as fixed ladders and fall protection rails. Along with the freedom from maintenance, the maintenance costs for the operator are correspondingly low, as there is no need for otherwise required inspections.

Fall protection at great heights
Construction of fall protection

Cost effectiveness

HighStep offers outstanding cost-effectiveness over the entire lifespan of the fall arrest system

Your benefits at a glance:

HighStep offers the best value for money compared to all other fall arrest systems available on the market.

A modular system with prefabricated standard components reduces construction effort and enables quick and easy installation. For example, a 60 meter high overhead line mast can be retrofitted in just 6 to 8 hours.

Due to the maintenance-free nature of the stationary HighStep rail, there are no follow-up costs. Only the access equipment must be checked every 12 months in accordance with legal regulations.

The HighStep Lift enables time savings of up to 80 percent when ascending and descending. In addition, the mobile lift can be used for any number of applications.

Due to its flexibility, the HighStep system is ideal for retrofitting existing buildings.

The HighStep system reduces the risk of accidents at work. For example, a lower number of work accidents and occupational diseases can reduce operational disruptions and increase productivity.


In comparison to conventional fall protection systems, there is no need to invest in climbing barriers per structure.

We at HighStep Systems train you in handling and maintenance so efficiently that you can then carry out the corresponding maintenance on the products yourself.

With the HighStep system, older, experienced specialists can continue to work in the field.

Future-oriented technology

The HighStep rail remains the unchangeable system basis

Your benefits at a glance:

All applications developed in the future will run on the already installed system basis, the HighStep rail.

Due to the minimal impact on the visual appearance of the building, the HighStep system is particularly suitable for sophisticated, modern architecture.

The HighStep rail is made from recycled aluminum and 100% renewable energy is used to produce the rail.

Fall protection for industrial climbers

Study by ETH Zurich proves ergonomic advantage

“The physical and psychological stress associated with conventional climbing methods is significantly higher than climbing with HighStep, given normal and typical working conditions. The climbing comfort with HighStep is significantly better compared to other climbing methods.”

Certified by TÜV Süd

Our commitment to producing high-quality fall arrest systems is confirmed by extensive certificates. 

We want you to have complete confidence in our products, which is why we offer you the opportunity to download our certificates. This way you can personally convince yourself of the quality and safety of our fall protection solutions.


The HighStep fall protection system consists of two different components, the aluminum rail as a system support and a selectable climbing device: the HighStep Easy and the HighStep Lift.

HighStep rail

The system carrier with maintenance-free rail: easy to install, durable and extremely resilient
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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.
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High step lift

The HighStep Lift is the world's first mobile, battery-operated service lift for structures and masts of any kind. The lift enables efficient, safe and comfortable ascent and descent. It is hooked into the rail in just a few steps and can be used immediately to transport people and materials. Only state-of-the-art components are used to ensure high quality and safety standards. The HighStep Lift sets fundamentally new standards in terms of fall protection systems and opens up completely new possibilities. Once you've used it, you'll never want to be without the HighStep Lift again!

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HighStep portable anchor point

Portable anchor point according to EN 795 for rescue operations or as material/personal security. The mobile anchor point can be attached to the HighStep rail in almost any position. Areas of application such as rescuing an injured person, material or personal security can be optimized.
Mobile anchor point


The HighStep system offers application options for hard-to-reach workplaces in a wide range of industries and buildings.

Fall protection for electricity pylons

Power grids

Applicable to all types of electricity poles
Fall protection wind masts

Wind power

Can be flexibly retrofitted to all wind turbines
Fall protection antennas

Transmission towers

Equipment for telecommunications and transmission masts, radio systems and antennas

Fall protection for industrial climbers

Industry and infrastructure

The safe solution for customer-specific projects

Enthusiastic customer testimonials:

See what our customers have to say about the safety and effectiveness of our fall arrest systems - success stories that are redefining the standards!

Frequently asked Questions

Your questions, our answers to the HighStep Systems. 

HighStep Systems is a rail-based fall protection system. With portable climbing devices you can safely and efficiently reach even hard-to-reach workplaces at height and depth. 

The fall protection device protects the user from falling. The fall protection system from HighStep Systems consists of the moving fall protection runner, the HighStep Protector and the fixed connection between the foot and the rail. Accidental slipping or stepping is not possible.

HighStep Systems is a fall protection system for safe and efficient access to difficult-to-reach workplaces at height and depth. Electricity pylons, wind turbines, transmission towers or industrial plants are applications for which the fall protection system from HighStep Systems is suitable.

  • From 0,0m height, if the activity is carried out on or above water or other solid substances in which one can sink
  • From ≥ 1,0 m height, if the latter does not apply and the activity is carried out on exposed staircases and landings, wall openings and traffic routes
  • From ≥ 2,0 m height for all other jobs

Anchor points are used for both restraint systems and fall arrest devices. This safety precaution is intended to either keep the worker away from the edge of the fall (restraint system) or to catch the faller before a serious impact occurs (arrest system).

Activities at heights with an increased risk of falls can be varied. In general, such risks should be prevented from occurring in the first place by ensuring reliable external or internal security measures.

Our innovative lift enables access to high racks. This outstanding technology is becoming increasingly important, especially in light of the recent revision of standards for automated warehouses and conveyors. (EN528)

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