Roof anchors must be certified and tested on an annual basis
Visual Inspections, Load Testing & Certification, Stamped Logbook
Improve the level of safety in the window cleaning industry
Safety fall arrest roof anchors must be certified and tested on an annual basis to ensure compliance with the ASC l-14 Window Washing Safety Standard. The Standard states that a competent person must visually inspect all roof anchors once a year, and every ten years the anchors must be load tested, witnessed, and certified by a registered Professional Engineer (PE).
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As specialists in the field, GSS takes the guesswork out of the annual visual certification and testing, and provides an inspection report along with recommendations needed to keep your building in compliance. All of our inspections are performed by our own competent person.
When it’s time for load testing and certification, GSS will inspect, test, and certify all anchor points and provide you with certiﬁcation and documentation of the test, all witnessed by a State registered Professional Engineer (PE)
GSS can also provide a system logbook detailing the current system, and a stamped “as-built“ to post near your roof access for all window washers and façade workers to follow after certification testing.
The ANSI/IWCA I-14 is an American Standard published in 2001. The intent of the I-14 Standard is to improve the level of safety in the window cleaning industry. The 1-14 Standard provides safety guidelines that benefit building owners, managers, and contractors. By following the voluntary I-14 Standard, both lives and assets are protected.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration references the I-14 Standard in violations by window cleaning contractors of the OSHA Section 5(a) 1- General Duty Clause. In these citations, OSHA states that the violations could have been remedied if the contractor were following the requirements of the I-14 Standard.
Save lives, protect assets, and avoid citations.
The citations covered a wide range of violations such as contractors needing to upgrade their equipment, improve safety training, providing a work plan, and working with the building owner or manager to assess the safety of the facility.
In a more significant case study, the I-14 Standard helped to eliminate the liability of a property manager after an accident occurred.