Facade Inspections & Repairs: Industrial Rope Access

Industrial Rope Access

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STRUCTURAL offers certified rope access support services – an efficient and cost-effective way to perform hands-on inspections required for FISP. Our team performs highly specialized inspections using site-specific rope access techniques under the direct supervision of architects and engineers. We assist design professionals in initial surveying to present detailed inspection reports to building owners, including photographic evidence to support findings.

Compared to conventional access, rope access can provide a low-cost solution for limited building repairs and maintenance. And unlike typical swing stage scaffolding, rope access has little physical impact or intrusion on the building fabric.
Rope access not only allows you to be compliant with local laws, but provides greater coverage of the building allowing for more complete information to be collected and more accurate budgeting to be developed. As a result, both short-term and long-term building maintenance and capital improvements can be completed at a lower cost.

Following the completion of the investigation, STRUCTURAL is one of the few firms authorized to perform emergency repairs utilizing industrial rope access.

Façade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP) in New York

The Façade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP) in New York has undergone an extensive overhaul to address the increasing number of dangerous structural conditions that have caused injuries/loss of life and property damage. Some of the significant amendments include:

  • Qualified Exterior Wall Inspectors (QEWI) must meet stringent experience guidelines
  • Inspection drops must be done every 60 feet
  • Cavity wall probes required
  • SWARMP and unsafe conditions clarifications
  • Reports have photography requirements
  • Public protection measures have been added
Rope Access Advantages
  • Versatile Applications
  • Enviable Safety Record
  • Cost-Effective
  • Less Equipment
  • Fewer Personnel
  • Faster Completion
  • Minimal Downtime
Rope Access Applications
  • Facade Inspections
  • Sealant Installation & Surface Prep
  • Concrete Repair
  • Instrument Installation
  • Rock Scaling & Anchoring
  • Geological Surveys
  • SPRAT Premier Member
  • Exceeds Stringent Insurance Requirements
  • Highly Credentialed Inspection Team
  • Experienced / Skilled Repair Technicians
  • Experience working with DOB Facade Unit
  • Safety 24/7 Culture
  • Zero OSHA Recordables Past Four Years

Our Commitment to Safety 24/7

Safety 24/7 is an integral part of a STRUCTURAL employee’s personal commitment to his or her own safety, as well as to the safety of friends, family, and co-workers. This commitment creates a culture of safety on our jobsites, in our manufacturing facilities, offices, and in our private lives.

Frontline Safety puts into action the principles of Safety 24/7. It provides strategic initiatives to empower technicians, craftsmen, and mechanics to create and maintain a safe working environment. It also holds all levels of personnel accountable for their safety and the safety of others.

Every project employs the same Frontline Safety strategies:

  • High level management and technician/craft involvement
  • A project specific safety committee
  • Continuous task hazard analysis
  • Safety observation processes
  • Regularly scheduled jobsite safety audits
  • Continuous improvement planning and execution