Installations / Safesite Installs Class A1 Eyebolts at Markova House
Anchor Device for Window Cleaning
A number of permanent fall arrest eyebolts have been installed to enable safe maintenance to be carried out at the English National Ballet’s headquarters at Markova House in London.
Named after Dame Alicia Markova, co-founder and President of the English National Ballet, Markova House is a listed building. This meant that as well as providing a fall arrest solution, the installation also needed to complement the aesthetics of the building. Safesite’s Class A1 eyebolt installation provided the perfect solution by blending in with the building’s facade and allowing general maintenance work or window cleaning operations to be carried out without a threat of workers falling. The eyebolts provide the ideal safety solution for external work such as minor maintenance operations and window cleaning where access is required from the interior.
Eyebolts are available in a standard galvanised steel, stainless steel finish or can be white plastic coated. So that the installation does not detract from the building’s aesthetics, white plastic coated eyebolts were specified for Markova House.
When using fall arrest equipment such as eyebolts, it is essential that only ‘fall arrest anchorages’ manufactured and installed to the requirements of BS 7883 : 1997 and BS EN 795 are used and that the work is carried out by qualified companies experienced in the field of ‘fall arrest’ installation.