Protect Your Project from the Elements Using Containment Rigging
Posted Sep 07, 2020 by Dave Scaturro
A simple exterior repainting or resurfacing might seem easy enough when you're talking about simple, single-story buildings, but what about multi-story structures, and high rises? What about buildings with turrets or steeples?
Completing your project is going to take longer and be more difficult, and not just because you're going to need scaffolding and lifts to access higher parts of the exterior. Everything that you work on will also be exposed to the elements in different ways -- with higher wind remaining just one of several major concerns. When this is the case, you want to contact professionals that can use containment rigging.
Containment Rigging: What It Does and What to Look For
Containment rigging involves setting up scaffolding and covers around a structure that allows laborers to do their job safely and also protects exposed parts of the building and new paint and treatments from being affected by wind, rain, and other inclement weather.
When you decide to work with professionals to work on your exteriors, make certain their containment rigging setup involves approval from an engineer to confirm its safety and effectiveness. In the end, going this route will have a number of benefits:
- OSHA-Compliant. OSHA standards clearly state that laborers cannot work on scaffolding covered in snow or ice. Enclosed rigging keeps walkways and platforms clean and dry.
- Finishing Larger Projects with Tighter Deadlines. Firms that use dehumidifiers and temperature controls within the rigging can maintain climate conditions that allow paint and other treatments to cure and dry faster, meaning projects end sooner.
- Cleaner Work, Lower Air Pollution. Dust and fumes from paint and sandblasting are collected within the containment setup so that it isn't simply released into the air and surrounding area.
Is your structure in need of repainting or deep cleaning? Short or tall, contact Alpine Painting today to discuss your options.