CASE STUDY: CBRE/Wells Fargo – April 2021
Location: Chelan, WA
Problem Statement: At a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Chelan, Washington, there is a rooftop HVAC unit close to the roof edge. Servicing the unit without fall protection is a violation of OSHA Standard 1910.28(b)(13). Additionally, an extension ladder is required to access the roof however, there is no tie-off point for the ladder, as required by OSHA Standard 1918.24(j)(2).
Problem Resolution: Roy Carr, Chief Building Engineer Supervisor, CBRE, contacted Chad Vanning of Safety Rail Source to provide OSHA Compliant solutions for safe access to the roof and for protecting mechanics as they service the HVAC unit. A Commercial Ladder-Safety Dock was provided and installed at the roof edge to secure the extension ladder. NextGen 3000™ Continuous Guardrail was designed and recommended by Chad which has a “bump out” at the roof edge. The “bump out” provides additional workspace for when the HVAC unit is serviced. A shop drawing of the railing layout was provided by Chad. The installation of both the Ladder Safety-Dock and the NextGen 3000 railing was completed in less than a day.
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