Window cleaning can be a very daunting task, especially when it comes to working at heights which comes with a significant record of workplace injuries. Little wonder why some federal laws are associated with commercial window cleaning.
A reputable commercial window cleaning company holds safety and health as one of its top priorities. In addition to leaving the impression of a professional, it’s their responsibility to care for the health of workers. What’s more, customers can trust that their reputation will be protected since they are working with a professional. In fact, it’s important as a client to check past safety records of a window cleaning firm before hiring one.
Well, in this blog post we discuss the laws and commercial window cleaning.
The Health and Safety at Work ETC. 1974 (HSW ACT)
All companies that will require to clean their glass windows must abide by the HSW Act. The law states that all employers are to ensure that they are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of their employees and that the employees are protected from risk at all measures.
One of the perks of opting for a commercial window cleaning team is that they have full knowledge of these binding laws and not try to break one. They strive to ensure that everyone working at heights, including your staff, stays safe during the cleaning activity. It’s important to plan ahead and deploy best practices when preparing to undergo a work at heights. And this takes us to the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 demands that employers and everyone involved in any work at height, such as window cleaning, must plan, supervise, and deploy the right set of workers & practices. The law demands the use of the right type of access tools are used for the job at heights. For instance, cleaning from interior windows with the telescopic water-fed poles or using the right type of access platform such as cherry pickers. You need to ensure that you practice these things, and even additional measures, to minimize risk from falls.
Additionally, all commercial window cleaning service providers must ensure that only an experienced team is used for cleaning tasks at height. This helps to mitigate whatever kind of risks as much as possible.
Choose an Experienced Commercial Cleaning Team
Clients who understand their building design and structure can also help mitigate risks with any work at heights. They will work together and discuss all window cleaning tasks with an expert window cleaning team. It will be easy for both parties to work together and develop an agreed well-planned approach. As clients are aware of the building architecture, it will help professional cleaners know whether windows can be cleaned and thereby, deploy the right platforms or abseiling tools that comply with the binding laws.
Whenever window cleaning at heights is unavoidable, hiring an experienced commercial cleaning contractor is your best bet to mitigating risk. They provide the right access equipment and offer the best risk avoidance procedure.
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K2Access Ltd is an ISO 9001 certified and a Safe Contractor licensed company. In addition to working with the latest & modern access platforms, our safety and health measure is second-to-none. With over 25 years of providing commercial windows cleaning solutions, all our workers are fully trained to carry out all height works efficiently.
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