Suspended Access Equipment

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Designers have a duty to ensure that any building or structure they design can be maintained safely. Suspended access systems provide one way of doing this and designers can play a major part in making it easier to manage the hazards associated with using suspended access equipment [SAE].

The provision of access for future maintenance should not be an afterthought, because trying to work around inappropriate decisions, made early in a project, is difficult and time consuming. Therefore, it should be part of the design phase, when its provision can be thought out properly.

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