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Compliance Testing at Woodberry Down


The Client

Woodberry Down, situated in the London Borough of Hackney, is a multiple award-winning regeneration project from Berkeley Group which aims to create over 5,500 new homes upon completion in 2035. Work began in 2009, and more than 1,500 homes have already been completed, with a mixture of shared ownership, social rent, and private homes available.

The development features the Skyline building – the tallest residential building in North London, Woodberry Wetlands, and is just a stone’s throw from Finsbury Park and The City and the West End.

Woodberry Down from above

The Brief

Heightsafe were enlisted to provide compliance testing for the developments first phase including the Skyline, City View, Nature View, Rivulet, Waterside, Riverside, Parkway, Aqua and Residence Towers. The buildings require maintenance works to be carried out regularly, as well as cleaning of the façade of the structures. Various mansafe systems are required to ensure the operatives using them are safe when working at height to maintain the building structures and surroundings.

Woodberry Dwon Heightsafe compliance pull testing eyebolts anchor points

The Solution

Across the site, there was a staggering 58 davit bases, 6 davit arms, 239 eyebolts and a Building Maintenance Unit or to inspect, test, and tag in line with compliance testing legislation and current British Standards.

Davit Systems were tested in accordance with BS EN 7883:2019, EN795 and LOLER 1998. The BMU was tested in accordance with BS EN 1808:2015, BS EN 6037:2015, and LOLER 1998.

BMU Unit over Woodberry Down London

The Outcome

Heightsafe’s Compliance division were able to complete testing and recommendations on each system as part of a cost-effective package. Façade Access Systems are regularly used to allow skilled rope access technicians to carry out window cleaning and general maintenance of the façade. Heightsafe were also able to provide cradle training for the BMU system for 4 new delegates, as well as securing the Phase 2 compliance visit and retesting.

Heightsafe complete compliance testing on BMU unit at Woodberry Down Heightsafe complete pull testing at Woodberry Down London as part of compliance package Safety line at woodberry down on green roof


Are your Façade Access Systems due for their Compliance Testing and Inspection?

Heightsafe are Work at Height specialists and can provide a multitude of compliance testing across a range of sectors. Get in touch today for a free consultation and quotation either by our contact form, live chat feature or call us on tel: 020 3819 7199.


Last Updated: 29th September 2021

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