Seattle – Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently concluded a year-long rental project for the construction of the fourteen-story Cadence Union Station residential building in downtown Denver.
The customer, GE Johnson Construction Company, put several different trades, including framers, window installers, caulkers, glass workers, masons, and waterproofers, to work using Spider's suspended access equipment.
Drawing on the largest equipment fleet in North America, Spider provided fourteen swingstages with lengths varying between ten and fifty feet and equipped with SC1000 traction hoists, gantry systems, and single line kits. Four hundred linear feet of SpiderRail™ temporary, non-penetrating guardrail was used to protect workers from potential fall hazards during the elevator installations and remained on- site for other fall protection needs. Spider's Competent Person Training was provided to several GE Johnson team members and subcontractors to ensure proper equipment operation and safety compliance on the jobsite.
"Spider's ability to provide such a large amount of equipment for such a long time set us apart from the competition," said John Sotiroff, Vice President Spider Sales and Distribution. "Half a dozen trades felt safe and productive using our equipment. And in the full year Spider's equipment was on-site, there were no incidents. That's a true sign of reliability."
Heidi Krueger – Marketing Specialist Heidi.Krueger@SafeWorks.com
Founded in 1947, Spider, a division of SafeWorks, created the powered suspended access business by introducing the well- known Spider basket. Since then, our product and service offering has expanded greatly to serve the needs of an ever-growing marketplace. Spider is the largest manufacturer and distributor of access and safety solutions in North America, serving more customers from more locations with a wider variety of products and services than any other company. From baskets, traction hoist and platform rental, to safety and training, to specialty-engineered products - Spider has a strong team of professionals, along with a national network of sales, service and support capabilities to provide you with the most reliable access solutions available.