Safe Access Solutions

Building Maintenance Unit


Protecting at any height

A Building Maintenance Unit – BMU – is a mechanical and electronic crane suspended from the roof, which moves systematically over a structure while carrying human window washers or any other specialist for the maintenance of the facade. The suspended structure is a working platform of 2m or more through a multi-layer drum hoist and four independent wire ropes. Additionally, the BMU can be equipped with an auxiliary hoist for glass changing, and other heavy duty maintenance works.  An FBA Gomyl BMU is made of standardized components in a customized way to ensure that all facades of the building can be reached and maintained/cleaned.  Until today, BMUs with an outreach of more than 30m have been produced and installed.

BMUs are almost always positioned over the exterior of the building, but can also be used for the maintenance of courtyards or atrium walls among others. 

Architects, constructors, and consultants are often faced with facade challenges and trust in FBA Gomyl since it provides a broad range of BMUs; from machines with standard features to elaborate modular structures which respond to the functional requirements. 

The design of the machine and its components are calculated with latest generation software and tested according to both European – EN1808 and Machine Directive 2006/42/CEE - and North American standards.

  • The maintenance solution for great heights buildings
  • Tailored design to all complex facade geometries
  • Easily operated. A Rope Access Technician Certification is not required
  • Best system to cover the whole perimeter of a building
  • Modular system, which allows augmentation or exclusion of elements

Tailor-made solutions for facade maintenance