Upgrade Your Hangar With Quality Metal Building Accessories
Making improvements to your metal airplane hangar is key to optimal performance and safety. While all improvements can improve your facility’s efficiency, some changes are crucial for the safety of your workers and the structure of your building. Some key considerations include safe rooftop access, fall protection for ladders, and proper ventilation. Design Components is here to explain what you should look for in your metal building accessories.
Quality Rooftop Walkway System
When installing a rooftop walkway system for your airplane hangar, it is important to examine the current safety standards as laid out by OSHA, the accessibility of the walkway, the cross-functionality of your equipment, and the size of your hangar. All of these factors will influence what type of rooftop walkway system is best for your facility.
Design Components Inc. is the proud exclusive supplier of the METALWALK® Rooftop Walkway System. Specified in CSI Division 07-7246 by architects & engineers worldwide, this system is the gold standard in safe rooftop access. METALWALK® simultaneously protects your roof from foot traffic damage and protects your employees from slips, trips and falls by giving them a sturdy way to access your rooftop equipment. In conjunction with our Safety Handrail System, the METALWALK® Rooftop Walkway System does not penetrate any standing seam metal roof panels and is fully tested to be OSHA compliant.
OSHA-Compliant Fall Protection
In place of the formerly required cage system, OSHA now requires the implementation of a personal fall arrest system, PFAS for short, on all fixed ladders at or over 24 feet. Among the many PFAS options that are compliant, the three most common systems are bolt on cable systems, track systems, and top mounted self-retracting lifelines. Design Components can offer you all of these fall protection systems. Our top PFAS products include:
- Rigid Rail Systems: Easily mounted to virtually any place where climbing must be done, plus it can retro-fit to existing ladder cages
- Trolleys: Trolley moves freely and easily and immediately locks arresting a fall
- Vertical Flexible Cable Climbing Systems: Cable grab connecting to the waist D-ring so there is no contact with the neck area of the climber
We can also provide supplementary equipment such as harnesses and extension rails.
Fumes, exhaust, and heat can accumulate inside your metal airplane hangar, which makes it critical to install the proper ventilation system to protect you and your workers. Poor ventilation can lead to stagnant air within the building. This could lead to a buildup of harmful chemicals and pollutants that are detrimental to employees, as well as increased temperature and humidity. Not only are these environmental factors uncomfortable for people, but they can accelerate the wear-and-tear on your metal building as well. By adding the proper metal building accessories, you can maintain the optimal climate for your hangar.
Design Components offers both wall-mounted and roof-mounted fans, depending on the ventilation design and air flow requirements of your particular airplane hangar. Our various louvers will also make sure the air is continuously flowing through your metal structure and allowing for proper air intake.
Equip Your Hangar With Design Components’ Metal Building Accessories
With 40 years in the industry, we at Design Components believe in quality, safety and great customer service. Our team of visionaries and engineers work together to bring safe, economical, durable and practical accessories that will enhance your building’s functionality and productivity potential. To find out more about our metal building accessories, call us today at (800) 868-9910 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.