Wintech Façade Access Consultancy Scope of Services

Wintech now provide a holistic design approach from concept to completion, developing strategies that will provide safe access to all areas of the building envelope for cleaning, general maintenance, repairs, and glass replacement.

We will provide advice at the early design stages on the relative advantages and disadvantages of each type of system, whilst referring to the hierarchy of risk to inform the Client of their duties under the Working at Height Regulations. This will allow the Client to make an informed decision on the preferred solution. Our advice will include budget capital costs, cleaning time analysis to inform annual costs as well as parking requirements to inform visual impact.

When identifying a strategy at the early stages, consideration will be also given to the following key pillars of façade access design:

  • Compliance with relevant regulations and codes of practice
  • Safety of operatives, surrounding occupants, tenants and general public
  • Ability to access the entire façade
  • Aesthetical appearance of the equipment in relation to the building image
  • Life cycle cleaning costs and maintenance costs
  • Ease of operation
  • Interfaces with the building structure and façades

Types of systems include:

  • Permanent Suspended Access Equipment (Collective Protection): Building Maintenance Units (BMUs), Travelling Ladders & Gantries, Davit Arms & Cradles, Monorails & Cradles
  • Temporary Access Equipment (Collective Protection): Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP), Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), Scissor Lifts, Telescopic Lifting Beams (Glass Replacement Rig), Cranes
  • Rope Access Systems (Personal Protection): Permanent Anchors and Rails, Temporary Suspension Systems

Other Façade Access and Maintenance services include:

  • Design and Specification
  • Subcontractor Selection
  • Tender Evaluations
  • Design Audits
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Site Surveys
  • Condition Reports

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