Cal-OSHA Systems

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Heath, Research and Standards Unit (CAL-OSHA) requires continued inspection and testing of façade access equipment verifying it is in accordance with the requirements of General Industry Safety Orders, sections 3282(p)(1)(B) and 3296(b)(I). Façade access equipment includes suspended window cleaning and façade maintenance scaffold and rigging and extends beyond that single piece of equipment to include the complete façade access system.

Cal-OSHA Systems

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Heath, Research and Standards Unit (CAL-OSHA) requires continued inspection and testing of façade access equipment verifying it is in accordance with the requirements of General Industry Safety Orders, sections 3282(p)(1)(B) and 3296(b)(I). Façade access equipment includes suspended window cleaning and façade maintenance scaffold and rigging and extends beyond that single piece of equipment to include the complete façade access system.

Working together to provide a safe and compliant working environment, façade access systems could include ladders, guardrails, window washing/façade access anchors, swing stages, Building Maintenance Units (BMU) or anything that is needed to routinely access the exterior or interior of a building. While many capable people around the world can design a safe and compliant system, the codes in California are specific to the state; only a CAL-OSHA licensed Scaffold Inspection and Testing (SIT) company can write the necessary Operating Procedures Outline Sheet (OPOS) required for permitting. An OPOS is defined as establishing “safe window cleaning and exterior maintenance procedures for buildings and structures. An OPOS shall include all of the necessary elements in pictorial and written form, to instruct employees in the safe use of roof supported building maintenance equipment or window cleaning procedures not covered by these Orders.” Currently, less than 40 companies hold SIT licenses worldwide.

Martin/Martin, Inc. is SIT #46 and is available for Façade Access Consulting Services, Load Testing, Annual Inspections, and OPOS creation. Martin/Martin employs both engineers and architects, including over 100 licensed structural engineers nationwide. Please contact Martin/Martin for your façade access certification needs. For more information, email Martin/Martin employees Lindsey Groth or Andrew Emmons.

For your convenience, please find the current list of CAL-OSHA SIT licensed companies.
Updated January 26, 2023

AC3
ACCESS SPECIALTY GROUP LLC
ACCESS SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS
DBA SCAFFOLD INSPECTION & TESTING CO
ALIMAK GROUP USA INC. MANNTECH, COXGOMYL
APPLIED TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC (ATS)
C. S. CAULKINS COMPANY INC.
CDC-USA
CSG SAFETY SERVICES GROUP, LLC..
DH GLABE & ASSOCIATES
ELEVATOR, LLC
HIGHLINE CONSULTING, INC. (OPOS ONLY
HSG PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANERS, INC.
LERCH BATES, INC. & BMES.
LYNN SAFETY, INC.
MARTIN/MARTIN CONSULTING ENGINEERS
OLYMPIQUE FACADE ACCESS CONSULTING, Mesquemai, Inc
PERFORMANCE SWING STAGE, INC
PMC INC (Exterior Building Maintenance) EBM Suspension Specialist
PRO-BEL CALIFORNIA
SAFWAY ATLANTIC
SKY CLIMBER, LLC
SKY RIDER EQUIPMENT CO., INC.
SKYMASTER, INC.
SKYTECH, LLC
SOUTHSHORE BUILDING SERVICES, INC. (OPOS ONLY)
SPIDER A DIVISION OF CALIFORNIA SAFE WORKS LLC
SRS SAFETY SERVICES, INC.
SWING STAGE SYSTEMS, INC.
THE INSPECTION COMPANY, LLC
TOWER SAFETY SERVICES, INC.
TRACTEL, INC., SWINGSTAGE DIVISION, WEST
VERTA CORP.
WEST COAST MAINTENANCE DBA FAÇADE EQUIPMENT INSPECTION SERVICE
WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES, INC

Contact the California Department of Industrial Relations for the most updated list.