Sodexo’s client, global tech giant Lumen Technologies, relies on them to oversee all of the preventative and reactive maintenance on their roofs. When a near-fatal fall occurred at Lumen’s facility in Minnesota, suddenly rooftop fall protection took center stage.
Sodexo Account Manager Staci May explains, “Lumen approached me. They said, ‘Staci, we need a safety rail program implemented to install non-penetrating rooftop guardrails on all of the HVAC units within 15 feet of a leading edge.’ After a quick inventory, we figured the number of units in their portfolio was around 6,000. Okay, I said, so what do you need me to do? And he said, ‘Well, we need you to implement this program.’ Right about then, I started thinking about the fact that we had never installed safety rails before.”