Davit Rentals

We provide Rental Davit arms specifically made for construction useWE PROVIDE RENTAL DAVIT ARMS SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR CONSTRUCTION USENew construction often requires davit arms for trade contractors to gain access to the exterior of building facades to complete suspended work. Due to liability and warranty constraints, the general contractor may not be in a position to “lend” these arms to …

Gap Detail: Every Architect Should Know This

A common element in buildings today includes public terraces, which often have glass guardrails that are unable to bear the load of lines. In the case of non strucutral elements, one solution for suspended facade access is designing a more expensive davit system that provides clearance over the parapet. However, if we are involved early in the project, our designers …

Is Your Fall Protection System in Good Hands?

The manufacturer of your system or a professional engineer are the most qualified to provide you with inspections and certification services.  It’s important that your Fall Protection and/or Suspended Access System is being inspected in compliance with OSHA 1910.27. One requirement is that your system be inspected by a “qualified person”. Here’s how OSHA defines this term: “Qualified describes a …

Common Misconceptions Series – Part 1

I recently became aware of some very serious misconceptions within our industry and I thought that this would be a great platform to clear them up. One of the most frequent misconceptions that I hear is that “we need davits” for a building/project to complete window washing and suspended maintenance.  In certain situations this is definitely the case; however, they …

Basics of Fall Protection

Our industry is most commonly associated with window washing systems and suspended maintenance systems.  Because of this, fall protection (specifically on low-rise buildings) is often overlooked.  Fall Arrest vs. Fall Restraint “Fall protection” is actually a term that encompasses the method of either “fall arrest” or “fall restraint”. Fall arrest prevents a person from reaching the ground (once a fall …