Spider Provides Suspended Scaffolding, Fall Protection and Training for Penterra Plaza, Denver


Spider Provides Suspended Scaffolding, Fall Protection and Training for Penterra Plaza, Denver

Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, provides a complete suspended access solution to general contractor Reconstruction Experts Inc. for inspection and repair work on the Penterra Plaza in Denver.

This 280-foot-tall, multi-terraced commercial and residential building required inspection of every weep hole and brick tuck pointing location of the exterior façade; leak and pressure tests on every window fitting; and corrective glazing work on failed windows.

More than 750 linear feet of SpiderRail, Spider’s new temporary guardrail system, was used to provide OSHA-compliant fall protection along the edges of the building. Seven modular platforms ranging in length from 20 to 35 feet and powered by Zmac hoists, 20 davits, and custom engineered davit adapters provided access for the contractors to complete their inspection and repair work to the windows and façade. Finally, a 170T hydraulic crane was used to load the equipment onto the building.

Spider was involved in all of the safety planning for this project and provided Competent Person Training for all of the mason workers, glaziers and general contractors utilizing the equipment.

“As a first time customer of Spider, I have nothing but positive things to say about the equipment and service they are providing for the Penterra Plaza project,” says Jake Marshall, project manager with Reconstruction Experts Inc. “Whenever we are faced with challenges, Spider’s Denver team personally takes action and delivers a safe and timely solution. We are especially impressed with their plan to utilize a crane service to load the equipment onto the structure, since transporting it through the building would have been disruptive to the building’s occupants. Not only did this improve our efficiency, it reassured the building owners that their concerns were our top priority.”

Spider was the only local swing stage company that could provide the high volume of rental equipment, custom fabrication and engineering, and extensive training required for Penterra Plaza. After more than 100 days into the project, there have been no incidents or injuries.


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