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Why Inspections

OSHA and local authorities having jurisdiction, require all tie back and lifeline anchors and other permanently installed suspended access equipment be inspected annually as a minimum requirement. Pro-Bel offers building owners/managers a variety of comprehensive inspection programs specifically designed to ensure all fall protection devices are continuing to function as intended.

When exercising their respective mandates, OSHA and the various authorities place the responsibility for fall protection on building owners/employers, and by implication the owner's agents including architects, designers, engineering consultants, roof consultants, design-builders, product manufacturers, and contractors. When it comes to worker safety, everyone is in a potential liability position. In the event of an accident, documentation of safety anchorage point planning and annual inspections is the trail by which everyone's efforts will be measured.

In addition to the mandatory OSHA requirement for annual inspections, the I-14 requires suspended maintenance anchorages to be re-certified when re-roofing or renovating (pertinent to the window cleaning system) or at periods not to exceed 10 years.

The owner's best defence is the documentation showing compliance with applicable codes and standards. Our qualified inspectors record all data in a Log Book and these are kept at the Pro-Bel premises. The Log Book, containing the necessary information to comply with all relevant State, Provincial and Federal safety standards, will reduce both the construction professional's and owner's legal exposure in the event of an accident.

For more information on Codes and Regulations, Click here.

   "Building owners and/or their operating agents shall provide window cleaning contractors with written assurance that the installation or structure had been
inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the requirements of theI-14.1 Standard, which puts significant emphasis on annual inspection."
ANSI/IWCA-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standard

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765 Westney Rd. S.
Ajax, ON  L1S 6W1