Guide to Bosun’s Chair Systems

Worker on Bosun’s Chair using suction cups to stabilize.Window Washing is often performed with either a bosun’s chair system or suspended platform in conjunction with Pro-Bel rigging equipment (such as anchors, davits, outriggers, etc.) Read on for a quick CSA guide of bosun’s chairs and platforms. Please note: if your building is in the United States, these regulations do not …

Roof Rigging – Launching a Platform Explained

Roof Rigged Davit Systems are designed for buildings where ground rigging is not ideal. Sometimes, site conditions, particularly at lower levels, do not allow for a platform to be picked up from the ground. Roof conditions such as permanent equipment, parapet/screen wall height, building shape, and especially suspension height must all be taken into consideration when deciding between designing for …

Anchor vs Davits – What’s the Difference?

Left: Anchors; Right: DavitOne of the most frequent misconceptions we hear is that “we need davits” for a building/project to complete window washing and suspended maintenance.  In certain situations, this is definitely the case; however, davits are not the typical starting point for any design. The misconception is that anchors and davits are the same type of equipment and function …

Roofcars – What Are They?

A Pro-Bel Roofcar recently installed in Vaughan, OntarioRoofcars (learn more about the roofcar services we offer) , sometimes referred to as Building Maintenance Units or BMUs, are one of the more complex system solutions for high rises and/or buildings with unique architectural elements. CSA requires roofcars on any buildings with a drop of 190m (492ft) or higher. See an excerpt …

Roofcars (BMUs)

WE Design, install and service custom roofcars.WE PROVIDE ENGINEER APPROVED LOAD TESTINGRoofcars, also known as Building Maintenance Units (BMUs) are required on buildings that have drops 190m (492ft) or higher. See CSA excerpt below: CSA Z91-17 – Health and Safety Code for Suspended Equipment Operations “Davit systems shall not be used if the suspension height exceeds 150 m (492 ft). …

Roof Inspections

we now offer preventative roof inspections!WE PROVIDE ENGINEER APPROVED LOAD TESTINGPro-Bel now offers Roof Inspections along with our Fall Protection and Window Washing Safety System Inspections. So now you can get your roof and roof anchors inspected in one go! We offer competitive bundled pricing for both inspections, so if you’d like us to provide a quote, please fill in the …

GAP DETAIL: EVERY ARCHITECT SHOULD KNOW THIS

Illustration of Gap Detail. Technical Detail attached below.A common element in buildings today includes public terraces, which often have glass guardrails that are unable to bear the load of lines. In the case of non strucutral elements, one solution for suspended facade access is designing a more expensive davit system that provides clearance over the parapet. However, if we are …

Load Testing

WE PROVIDE ENGINEER APPROVED LOAD TESTING.WE PROVIDE ENGINEER APPROVED LOAD TESTINGTesting must be completed in coordination with manufacturer’s requirements and as prescribed by, and under the direction and supervision of a professional engineer. Test results are to be documented with an engineer approved report (stamped, signed, and dated) and should be kept on file in equipment log books located on …