Design and Installation

Many of the buildings we have worked on are unique in size and structure, requiring a unique system for accessing their façade.

Mounted permanently at roof level, a BMU is the safest and most comprehensive type of suspended access system, providing full lateral, horizontal and vertical movement of the working platform. BMUs are automatic, remote controlled or mechanical devices which carry window washing operatives or mechanical robots to maintain or clean the covered surfaces. Units range from small, simple devices used by a single operative to larger outreach units used on high-rise buildings.

Working with our manufacturing partner, our bespoke designs are created and rigorously tested prior to being delivered to the building.

We are also called upon to create innovative roof systems enabling BMUs to be stored away neatly within the building. Our designers and engineers use Building Information Modelling (BIM), enabling any problems to be detected and resolved quickly and easily with the use of three-dimensional imagery. BIM is also used to train clients how to operate the access systems we deliver.

Testing and Maintenance

We put all our façade access systems through a rigorous test and inspection process to ensure they comply with current legislation – and for our own satisfaction that they are of the highest possible quality.

Our specialist teams contain qualified electricians who can diagnose and repair any electrical faults that could arise, causing minimal disruption to your operations. Test and inspection procedures are carried out in line with:

• BS 6037-1: Code of practice for the planning, design, installation and use of permanently installed access equipment – suspended access equipment.
• BS 6037-2: Code of practice for the planning, design, installation and use of permanently installed access equipment – travelling ladders and gantries.
• BS 6037-1 requires that all Façade Access Systems are load-tested at intervals not exceeding 13 months.

Integral Cradles is part of PTSG, a UK market leader that specialises in access and safety, electrical services, specialist building access and fire solutions.

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