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How To Plan For Abseil Window Cleaning

By Brad Staines

If your office has a particularly unique design, or it’s not set up for cradle cleaning, you’ll benefit from abseil window cleaning to clean your high-rise buildings, office blocks or tower blocks.

With rope access window cleaning, the work can be carried out safely and at a greater speed than other methods; there’s also minimal disruption to those working or living inside.

It offers a safe option when cleaning hard to reach areas, ideal for buildings that lack equipment infrastructure and have awkward angles.

Let’s look at some of the things you can do to make the process go smoothly within just 3 steps...

Step 1 - The Building Assessment

The first step is to work with experienced specialists to carry out a building risk assessment. This is vital so that both parties know the scope of the project and can plan for potential risks.

Abseil window cleaning requires complex manoeuvres, and an expert is required so they can assess the skills needed for the job to provide an exceptional window clean.

You should make sure your contractor uses guidance from the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA), in conjunction with HSE guidelines. This will ensure they’re well-trained to conduct your window clean.

It’s important to note that rules and recommendations change all the time, and most modern guidance must be followed.

How To Plan For Abseil Window Cleaning

Step 2 - Communication

Once the risk assessment is complete and the date is set for the work to take place, communication is crucial, you need to make sure the preparation is done properly.

For staff, give the date and approximate time of the work so they’re aware that windows must be closed, and that work should carry on as usual inside the building. With this, they’re aware that there shouldn’t be disruptions to their day.

Visitors should be told in advance that they may need to enter the building from a different entrance, that warning signs could be placed and that they may need to park in a different place for safety. Meetings should be held in rooms with blinds where possible, to avoid distraction.

If your office is straight onto the street you will need to discuss barriers and signage to ensure pedestrians are re-routed effectively. You can also talk about access to the roof, so your commercial window cleaners can tidy up before they descend.

 

Step 3 -The Importance Of Specialist Knowledge

As abseiling cleaning experts, we understand the potential risks of working at height. It’s not just about descending safely, but also about achieving a high standard of cleaning on the way down.

So, it’s essential to speak to professionals when it comes to your commercial window cleaning solution.

The combination of rope work and window cleaning skills is not easy to come by, and you need to consult the right people to prepare.

Aquamark can supply a full abseil window cleaning team, or a lean consultancy service to assess your building. We’re experienced in cleaning glass structures and monuments to ensure you have clean, streak-free windows.

About Aquamark

Aquamark recognises the diversity of issues that come with managing large residential and commercial properties. That’s why they’ve designed a unique approach to commercial window cleaning services and glass cleaning that creates valuable customer experiences for all.

With their unique In-Touch Live Status Checker, you are kept updated with what has already been cleaned, what is currently being cleaned and what’s still left to clean, in just a few clicks.

This gives you full transparency-allowing you to focus on work priorities, whilst they focus on implementing the most effective high-level window cleaning solution for the building.

They are not only recognised as a highly credible commercial window cleaning company in London but nationwide across the UK. This is down to their extended commercial window cleaning offering which includes: abseiling window cleaning, cradle window cleaning, water-fed pole window cleaning, cherry pickerconstruction cleans, building cleans and commercial gutter cleans.

When you’re looking at renewing your contract for window cleaning for a reliable, high-quality clean with professional window cleaners, or you want to explore which solution is most suited to the building you manage, contact the team at Aquamark. You can also be assured that full health and safety is carried out.

You can book your slot for a free site assessment here, or if you’d prefer to chat, pick a time that best suits you.

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