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 (i.e. structural engineer), and inspected annually.
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.