Philadelphia, PA, February 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- 2013 was another milestone year for O’Donnell & Naccarato’s facade restoration team, with Project Executive Joel Darras, Project Coordinator Becky Sell, and Project Designer Andrew Emmets each achieving new SPRAT Rope Access Technician Certification.
The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians’ intensive, multi-day courses are geared toward safe working practices and rescue operations. Each team member travelled to Chicago, IL to work with Collin Moon and his team at Elevated Safety prior to taking and passing the certification exams. As Certified Rope Access Technicians, Joel, Becky, and Andrew are proficient in equipment operation and inspection, hazardous situation protocols, and a host of often used rope techniques such as: rope-to-rope transfers; anchor system construction; and the “pick-off” rescue descent.
The physical characteristics of each building offer a unique set of challenges to investigators. When a ground-level façade inspection won’t suffice or the building itself requires specialized access systems, O’Donnell & Naccarato is equipped to employ unique tools and methods to complete the job safely and efficiently. In urban areas, rope access is often the preferred method of facade inspection for mid and high-rise buildings. Together, Joel, Becky, and Andrew have performed more than 200 facade ordinance-compliant rope access investigations since 2011, with high elevation descents in excess of 800 feet.
Go to http://www.o-n.com/services-2/facade-restoration-2/ for more information about O’Donnell & Naccarato’s facade Investigation and restoration services.