Existing buildings often need repair, retrofit or replacement of their existing Exterior Building Maintenance (EBM) equipment. Other times, the original EBM system was originally flawed or modifications/renovations to the building's architecture rendered the EBM system non-functional. In either case, building owners have a decision to make about how they want to commission the needed work. These kinds of projects are not as simple as they may seem. There are multiple critical factors that affect the outcome and it is almost never possible to single source the work to a design/build contractor alone. Their contract exclusions will leave the building owner with tasks such as assessment of the primary building structure, electrical upgrades, waterproofing/roofing, and most importantly determining if the proposed design solution is best suited for the building. At times like these, enlisting the expertise of a Facade Access Consultant such as OLYMPIQUE is often the best decision the building owner will make.
OLYMPIQUE can quickly develop a preliminary evaluation of the conditions and schematic drawings that can be used for capital planning and by other professionals as needed. As the project progresses, Design Development plans and specifications can be used to engage the structural engineering assessment of the primary building structure and to competitively tender the construction and/or renovation work from qualified design/build equipment companies. This gives the building owner a clear "apples to apples" set of contractor proposals for easy vetting.
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- Exterior Building Maintenance System Review
- Schematic Design
- Design Development / Construction Documents
- Bidding and Negotiation
- Existing Equipment Engineering
- Construction Administration
- OPOS (Operating Procedures Outline Sheet) Development (Cal OSHA)
- ANSI I14 Work Plan (Fed OSHA)
Building Owners who have permanently installed Exterior Building Maintenance (EBM) equipment at their building have the obligation to inspect, maintain and certify the equipment before allowing their maintenance contractor vendors to use the equipment. This is true for all jurisdictions (see links below).
Let us come to your building and perform the appropriate Inspection and/or testing necessary to certify the equipment that it is Safe For Use. As an Agency of Cal OSHA, we provide Scaffold Inspection and Testing (SIT) Services under our SIT Agency status authorized by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). We maintain Cal/OSHA SIT License No. 36. These credentials also allow use to meet the Qualified Inspector requirements of Federal OSHA and all other known regulatory authorities having jurisdiction.
Below is an excerpt from the applicable Cal OSHA code. There is also a link to the corresponding Federal OSHA code that has identical language:
DOSH General Industry Safety Orders (GISO) Title 8, Article 5, Section 3282(p)(1)(A) and (p)(2) state:
“Building owners shall provide the employer written assurance, before use, that all their building’s safety devices and equipment meet the provisions of these orders. The written assurance shall consider, but not be limited to: window anchors and fittings; load sustaining capabilities of platforms, building components, hoisting and supporting equipment…”
“Employers shall not permit their employees to use any building safety devices or equipment prior to receiving copies of the written assurance and, if required, an OPOS from the building owner as required by Section 3282(p)(1)(A)…”
Let us help you by allowing us to provide the Inspection and Testing that will enable you to provide your vendors and employees with the “written assurance” required by these orders.
We provide any load testing services that will allow you to meet ANSI 10 Year Load Test requirements and the new Fed OSHA Walking and Working Surfaces Ruling requirements. Contact Us Now to find out more.
Periodic Inspection and Tests Required every 12 Months. This is sometimes referred to as an “Annual Inspection”
Maintenance Inspection and Tests Required within 30 days of planned equipment use and every 30 days there after in equipment remains in continual use. This is sometimes referred to as a “Pre-Use Inspection”
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1910.66(g)(2) - Periodic Inspection and Tests
1910.66(g)(3) - Maintenance Inspections and Tests