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.
Barton’s design and installation team have a wealth of experience in this field. Use it to your advantage, by involving them at the earliest possible stage. They will give you a good indication of what is and is not achievable with SAE.
- Barton will undertake to design and supply the access equipment around the buildings specific requirements, in accordance with the relevant standards. The design and use of SAE is covered by several British and European standards: BS 6037, BS 5974 and BS EN 1808.
- Barton’s experienced installation engineers will install the equipment in line with the main contractor site programs.
- Barton offers a comprehensive periodic service contract in line with a LOLER maintenance program to ensure that the equipment is kept in good working order.