Currently, Pro-Bel is celebrating over 10,000 building projects utilizing Pro-Bel Window Cleaning/Suspended Maintenance Equipment and Fall Protection Systems.
From 1978 to 1989, Marc Lebel, President of today's firm, owned and operated a high rise window washing company called Pro-Bel Services. During this period, window cleaning contractors used suspension equipment without the benefit of auxiliary safety line anchoring points for workers in case of equipment failure or emergency.
An unrelenting number of falls led Mr. Lebel to conclude they were the result of workers being unable to secure independent lifelines to properly engineered and situated rooftop anchors. Thus, it was during the 1980's Mr. Lebel developed and patented a line of rooftop safety anchors designed specifically for window cleaner's fall protection, thereby giving birth to the safest method of rigging that existed prior to this time.
Today, in addition to marketing an extensive product line of suspended access and fall protection equipment, Pro-Bel staff continue to sit on national standard writing committees such as ANSI IWCA I14 Safety Standards for Window Cleaning (Voting Member), CSA standard Z91-02 Health and Safety Code for Suspended Equipment Operations and CAN/CSA Standard Z271 Safety Code for Suspended Elevating Platforms.
Pro-Bel has acquired a reputation as a highly qualified authority for any organization contemplating a specialized approach to suspended access equipment requirements. Building owners and design professionals can have confidence that when they select a Pro-Bel system, they are choosing a system designed and manufactured by industry experts while obtaining single source compatibility and single source responsibility.