High Rise Facade Cleaning Made Easy With Prime Industrial
A high-rise facade plays an important part and it not only has to look good but also has to be cleaned on a regular basis. Facade cleaning is a very challenging task as it requires safe and right access equipment, but this challenging task now can be made very easy due to awareness in the industry about aerial work platforms which are considered safe for use at heights.
Safety at height is the basic requirement for any high-rise works. With most of the buildings opting for glass facades, keeping the facade clean with safety becomes a challenge without a proper height safety installation. Every year many accidents occur due to non-compliance with safety while working at height and most of the accidents are not reported in Australia. Over the past few years, with safety awareness across the industries, powered access like scissor lifts or boom lifts usage has increased many folds.
It feels nice to be in control, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. That is why some Australian height safety services advise workers to wear safety harnesses when on high buildings just in case something happens and they need help getting down safely.
This is something that many people ask themselves when they are climbing to the top of a tall building. If you do not want to take any chances, then it might be wise to wear a safety harness. This will make sure that if something were to happen on your climb up or while you’re at the top, you will have some form of protection for yourself.
Prime Industrial will help your facade cleaning be made easy. It provides all sorts of safety equipment needed to protect you, so you can stay productive.
Personal Protective Equipment
When selecting work equipment for use during work at height, collective protection measures, e.g. the use of guard rails, nets, airbags, etc should take priority over personal protection measures, and those that prevent a fall should be considered first over those that minimise the consequences of a fall. Typical personal protection equipment (PPE) for working at height can include work restraint systems, fall arrest systems, and horizontal lifelines, e.g. lanyard, anchor, and hook.
1. Full Body Harness
A full-body harness is a body support device that distributes fall arrest forces across the shoulders, thighs, and pelvis. Full-body harnesses have a center-back fall arrest attachment for connection to the fall arrest connecting device and may have others for use in worker positioning, building maintenance, suspension, or ladder climbing.
2. Body Support
Body support, or bodywear, is the component that is worn on or around the torso. Body belts and full-body harnesses are the two most common body supports.
3. Hardhats / Helmets
Protection for the head is another important consideration that comes in the shape of hardhats and helmets. They help safeguard an individual taking a fall or bumping into an object accidentally at a construction site dealing with height access. Especially, across all construction sites where buildings lack a proper roof fall arrest system.
Also, there are safety helmets that are more conventional choices and function to lessen the impact across your spine and neck. They are also resistant to high volts of electricity. It is advised that you choose your head protective gear by taking into consideration your working conditions.
An anchorage is a secure point of attachment for lifelines, lanyards or
deceleration devices. Anchorages and anchorage connectors must be independent and capable of supporting 5,000 lb per employee attached or designed, installed, and used under the supervision of a qualified person as part of a complete personal fall arrest system that maintains safety factors of at least two. They must also be located high enough for a worker to avoid contact with a lower level should a fall occur.
5. The Connecting Device
As the name suggests, a connecting device is what links the anchorage to the body support system. Prominent examples are self-retracting lanyards that work great to arrest fall incidents within its range of three feet and more, and also meet industrial standards.
All rope access technicians are trained under careful and competent supervision before using any fall protection products. Live hands-on training for all users is essential to help understand the capabilities and limitations of their personal protective equipment.
Training promotes confidence and should be conducted as an initial introduction and repeated periodically for review and additional practice. Manufacturer's user instructions, warnings, cautions, and equipment limitations should be reviewed and understood by the employees.
Why Prime Industrial?
At Prime Industrial, the Access Systems and Height Safety Division can design, supply, and install an array of systems, from basic through to custom-designed and site-specific. Our systems will solve the most difficult access facade cleaned and groomed, which also include functionality, practicability, cost, and aesthetics.
We are blessed to have partnered with the leading industry suppliers of Sydney to emerge as the most effective industrial rope access Sydney and height safety service provider in the country.
Besides, Prime Industrial Access also plays a functional role by offering niche services like worksite inspections, reporting, as well as re-certification for a wide range of fall protection systems and other workplace safety gear keeping in line with the prevailing standards and legislation of Australia.
Our Australian height safety service has been effectively streamlined to appear flexible, and adapt to the highest levels of quality to meet the most complicated site requirements across any budget. In short, we help shape things to prevent mishaps waiting to happen at a worksite, as no one else can.