DH Glabe & Associates offers davit, anchor, and fall protection equipment testing for building facade access & industrial working surfaces in all 50 U.S. states. Our engineers have a wide range of expertise with all types of anchor-davit window washing & general maintenance systems. Certification of these systems ensures that building owners and property managers are in compliance with the latest OSHA, CalOSHA, ANSI, IWCA and ASME standards.  Our services include the proof load testing and visual inspection of fall protection anchors, davit bases, davit pedestals, davit arms, tie-backs, outriggers, monorails and other permanently mounted facade access & fall protection equipment. In California, DHG is a licensed Scaffold Inspection & Test Agency (SIT) approved by CalOSHA.

DHG also develops Operating Procedures Outline Sheets (OPOS) to provide users with safe working plans to access the facade of a building. OSHA 1910.27 & 1910.66 mandate that all permanently mounted façade access equipment (including davits and anchors) must be load tested upon initial installation. OSHA 1910.27, ANSI/IWCA I-14.1-2001, and ASME A120.1-2014 mandates that this equipment must be re-tested at a minimum of ten-year intervals by a Qualified Person, and inspected annually.

“We have worked with DH Glabe & Associates for many years. They have been sensitive to our needs and provide the expertise that helps us to be successful in meeting our clients needs. Their engineering accuracy and prompt response is a model for the industry.“

Ron Camp - Atlas Sales Co.

“DH Glabe & Associates were very professional to work with. With effective communication from start to finish, they ensured a successful project.”

Pat Augustine – For-Shor Company

“I have had the pleasure of working with DH Glabe & Associates for many years. I rely on their expertise, experience, and professionalism. They have been instrumental in A-1’s success and I look forward to working with them for years to come.“

Dwight Allenbaugh – A-1 Scaffold Mfg. Inc.

“AP Construction, Inc. is a concrete formwork sub-contractor who has been utilizing the services of DH Glabe & Associates for nearly twenty years. The services they offer are not only an asset but a necessity to the success of our business. Mr. Glabe and his staff assist us on every major project we are involved with, from start to finish. Such services consist of: shoring and re-shoring calculations; design of work platforms, scaffolds and outriggers; general and specific safety training; consultation. AP Construction cannot say enough about the knowledge and professionalism that DH Glabe & Associates has to offer.”

Michael Kroll/President – AP Construction

“DH Glabe & Associates give superior support throughout the entire project to ensure it is completed correctly. Our co-workers’ & customers’ lives depend on the scaffold designs to be safe & legal. DH Glabe designs are top-notch, giving us utmost confidence.”

Sherri Hartman – Colorado Scaffolding

Davit & Anchor Testing Consulting Engineers

The Professional Engineers at DH Glabe & Associates provide these required services to not only ensure that your building remains in compliance with the standards, but to guarantee the safest possible access to the building façade is available to window washers and other contractors. Our unique and innovative testing procedures provide less pedestrian and automobile traffic impact than that of traditional testing methods. Building owners & managers can also be assured that their property is not just being certified by a Competent Person as defined by OSHA, but by a Qualified Person and licensed Professional Engineer at DH Glabe & Associates.

The DHG team utilizes our structural engineering expertise to develop innovative non-destructive testing procedures for the proof testing of façade access equipment per the applicable standards. Often, the testing procedures necessary to certify davits and fall protection anchors require impacting traffic adjacent to the building and closing off sidewalks below the building. Our advanced testing procedures include utilizing creative techniques to ensure the safety of pedestrians, while providing zero impact to traffic adjacent to the building. This ensures that all individuals involved in your project – from construction workers and engineers to pedestrians and clients – all remain safe during the duration of the load testing process.

The licensed Professional Engineers at DH Glabe & Associates provide annual davit, anchor and facade access visual inspections to ensure the structural integrity and regulatory compliance of your façade access equipment. Upon successful completion of the inspection, a member of our team will provide a compliance letter affixed with a Professional Engineer’s certification stamp stating that the system is suitable for its intended use. Contact us today for more information on our testing and inspection services.