Spider Returns to San Francisco’s Bay Bridge with Complete Access Solution

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has been providing suspended access solutions throughout various construction and retrofitting phases of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, most recently supplying the access, fall protection, and training solution for electrical upgrades.

Rosendin Electric turned to Spider when faced with the task of installing conduit for new radar equipment and security cameras on the western portion of the Bay Bridge. Spider supplied two 11-ft swing stages powered by SC1000 traction hoists, equipped with walk-thru stirrups, and customized with 110V transformers that provided a power source for the crew’s tools. These platforms were hoisted 250 ft above the rushing water by crane and expertly secured into position by Spider’s rigging team.

Additionally, Spider provided a work basket to access one column’s interior, as well as horizontal lifelines and self-retracting lifelines for fall arrest protection. They also conducted customized Competent Person Training specific to the jobsite.

“Spider’s work baskets, swing stages, hoists, and fall protection equipment have been common sights on the landmark Bay Bridge over the past several decades for various construction, retrofitting, and maintenance projects,” commented David Beckett, Vice President of Spider Operations. “We’re excited to be back on site, safely and reliably getting yet another trade to their work.”

“Spider’s support throughout this project has been invaluable,” commented Leonard Morrison, Superintendant with Rosendin Electric. “Their team accommodated our scheduling challenges and even provided same day service to ensure our crews are working safely with minimized downtime.”

Spider’s equipment is expected to be on site throughout the four month duration of the electrical project.

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