Banking on Safety Fabrications for a Safe Access Solution
Last week we brought our readers some news about how we solved the problem of roof access for regular maintenance work on the Finnish Church in the Rotherhithe area of London. The Church needed to provide a safe access route for workers to service and maintain the air conditioning unit which is located on the gently sloping roof of the historic building so Safety Fabrications supplied the Church with an Ascent™ Up & Over Step Unit. The unit was delivered in flat pack format so that it could be easily transported to the roof and installed there. Today, we’re going to take a look at another access problem that we’ve solved for another of our clients operating in the world of finance and banking.
When this household name bank needed to provide safe access to the roof of one of its buildings, the management turned to Safety Fabrications to deliver a suitable solution that would guarantee the safety of workers. The requirement was to ensure that technicians tasked with regular maintenance activity on the roof of the building could access their work areas safely at all times.
As such, in order to mitigate the risks involved with this type of regular work at height, Safety Fabrications designed and supplied one of our Ascent™ ladders that is suitable to allow maintenance staff to reach the work areas of the roof, supplied in a format that enabled the ladder to be transported and installed in situ without the need for any specialised equipment or training. In order to prevent any unauthorised access to the roof, this ladder was designed to feature a lockable bottom hoop cover, as you can see in the photo. The ladder actually terminates approximately 2.5 metres above ground level in order to ensure that unauthorised access is not possible, providing an extra level of safety. When maintenance workers need to use the ladder to access the roof area, a temporary ladder is necessary to gain access to the Ascent™ ladder and then on to the roof.