Abseil window cleaning, also know as rope access window cleaning, is a popular and effective method of high rise commercial window cleaning due to it’s no height limitations, minimal disruptions and extreme flexibility.
If your building requires high-rise window cleaning, you’ll want to opt for the best option for you to achieve optimum results.
A high rise building is typically considered a building of more than 7 to 10 storeys or 23-30m high. A recent report states there are 587 tall buildings in the Pipeline for London alone with 310 already granted full planning permission.
Abseil window cleaning (also known as rope access cleaning) is a method of cleaning at height. It’s used because it is considered to be a safer and less intrusive method of high-level window cleaning.
Scaffolding is timely, pricey to install and takes up a larger working space and area. Ladders involve more risk, and extension poles can’t always get to all the hard-to-reach areas to provide a professional clean. For these reasons, abseiling should be closely considered if you own or manage a high-rise building.
There’s no doubt that the consequences of any working at height procedure could result in catastrophe. According to the 2019/20 HSE report, falls from height are responsible for 47% of fatalities recorded, meaning working at height remains the most dangerous activity in the construction industry.
As buildings continue to get taller and more modern structures are made with glass, the demand for commercial window cleaning continues to rise (excuse the pun).
In this article, we’ll cover the risks involved with the different high rise window cleaning methods and if it is, in fact, a dangerous procedure.