When was the last time you had your building’s suspension system inspected? Be sure to stay in compliance with federal standards and protect your building by having a competent person do an on-site evaluation annually per OSHA regulations. Buildings are also required to do an 10-year inspection which includes putting a load of 5,000 lbs on while inspecting for cracks, defects, and flex on the equipment.
Building owners must receive and maintain records of certifications issued after every inspection. These records will hold the date of the inspection and the signature of the person who performed it, confirming that the system is safe for personnel to operate. Clean D Windows provides all necessary paperwork at no additional cost to help customers comply with the relevant documentation requirements.
If you own or lease a building that requires periodic window washing, make sure your building is up to date. Your suspension system will need to be capable of supporting 5,000 lbs in any direction for each attached worker.
You may be asking yourself how often do I need to perform an anchor test? Here at Clean D Window Cleaning, we recommend getting your system checked every 12 months because of how fundamental a good roof anchor point system is to fall prevention. This is important not only to ensure safety for your window cleaning vendors but also to maintain compliance with OSHA standards.
Think about it: roof anchorages are designed to stop a person from hitting the ground if they experience a fall, even fully equipped in a harness. Roof anchor points are arguably the most important part of an entire height safety system.
According to OSHA standards the inspection regulations are in effect now, so if you haven’t already made arrangements to have your suspension system inspected and certified, give us a call at (480) 557-6219. Clean D Window Cleaning would be happy to inspect and certify your building!