Design, Apply, Comply – How to Ensure Success in Construction!

Design, Apply, Comply – How to Ensure Success in Construction!

06th May 2019

Safety Ladders

Here at Safety Fabrications our dedicated team members take pride in making sure that they rise to the occasion, whatever the job.  No matter how complex, no matter what the requirements, we always deliver a solution that our clients can rely on.  A solution that doesn’t just to do job, but that satisfies the individual client-specific needs.   That was just the case when Waterloo Housing sought our help on one of their developments.

Waterloo Housing is a housing developer and provider which managers 27,000 homes across central England, dedicated to providing high quality services to customers and developing new affordable housing for the future.  One of Waterloo’s most interesting recent projects has been the residential development on the site of an old printworks in the heart of one of England’s most historic locations. 

The derelict printworks at Bowling Green Street in the centre of Warwick was demolished to make way for a stunning modern building containing 39 apartments for rent at affordable prices in a prominent location.  The Printworks, as the apartment building has been named, was the result of the requirement to remove a derelict building from the Warwick conservation area and replace it with 21st Century, affordable rental properties, remaining sympathetic to the ambience and heritage of the area. 

During the building phase, Safety Fabrications was approached to design, create and supply a comprehensive access solution using our Ascent™ range of products.  We collaborated closely with the client, working with the specific site dimensions and unique aesthetic requirements to provide the perfect solution to their problem. 

We developed a design for the client’s approval, meeting the stringent requirements of the British Standards for Ladders, BS 4211:2005, to ensure an enhanced level of safety in use and compliance with all current legislation.

Once the client approved the design, we manufactured an Ascent™ product in accordance with our CE manufacturing process to ensure full compliance with the most stringent standards of quality and finish.  The four products that comprised the most comprehensive solution possible were:

  • Ascent™ ladder with hoops and featuring a step through at the head
  • Ascent™ 5-Tread “up and on” step unit with a platform at the head
  • Two Ascent™ ladders with hoops and a step through at the head

The Ascent™ solution supplied by Safety Fabrications enables our client to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with providing a safe access route for personnel who work at height, an access solution that is robust, tailored to specific requirements and fully compliant with legislation.