Trade body launches façade access seminar for duty holders

SAEMA, the Access Engineering and Maintenance Association, has as its principal focus the raising of standards in both the permanent and temporary façade access industry. Its member companies provide safe places of work so that operatives can undertake their various tasks safely and productively.

Equipment and systems designed, manufactured, installed and maintained by SAEMA members must comply with all current UK and European

legislation, The work must conform to the latest industry standards and guidance to satisfy stringent requirements for safety, quality and performance. The installation must be accompanied by all statutory documentation, including testing,

operating and maintenance manuals. SAEMA members operate in three distinct market sectors:

O Permanently installed access systems. These systems are installed at the construction stage of the project as an integral part of the build. Thereafter they provide a permanent means of access for cleaning and maintenance work during the lifetime of the building or structure;

O Temporarily installed access systems. These systems provide safe buy generic phentermine no prescription access to the façade during the construction phase, or later, when major refurbishment and replacement works are being undertaken on the building or structure;

O Maintenance of façade access systems. Finally, there are a number of SAEMA members who focus exclusively on the on-going maintenance of building maintenance units (BMUs), and associated equipment which is provided for work at height.

Liaising closely with other specialist and standards-setting bodies, including the regulatory authorities, SAEMA participates in the development of national and international standards and is actively engaged in advancing the height safety agenda.

With this in mind it has recently launched a presentation pack for duty holders which includes a free seminar designed to inform and educate anyone responsible for specifying, managing and maintaining façade access systems – either temporary of permanent. It is has been specifically developed for all those involved in the access process, including architects, civil and structural engineers, facilities managers, health and safety professionals, consultants and cleaning companies.

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