Tukwila, Wash.-based Spider, a division of SafeWorks, was recently awarded the contract to provide permanent suspended access equipment on the San Diego County Jail.
The $83 million, 990-inmate-bed facility opened in 1998 with a partial façade maintenance system installed by another access provider. To improve functionality, enable complete exterior façade access for window cleaning and maintenance, and maximize cost effectiveness, Spider was selected to provide davits, mobile sockets, pedestals and modular platforms. Additional pedestal locations will also be installed around the perimeter of the rooftop to enable platforms to be transferred to access all window areas of the façade.
Spider will also be installing all equipment on the facility, abiding by the facility’s strict maximum-security policies throughout the process.
“Spider worked with the County of San Diego and California OSHA to provide a system that was cost effective and safe,” said Eric Mitchell, project manager with San Diego County. “The County of San Diego is looking forward to completing the installation of the system so the windows can be washed for the first time since the building was opened.”
Spider’s recently opened San Diego operation center enables the company to provide the equipment for this application. Spider is No. 66 on the RER 100.