Health and safety is a crucial component in any business that involves human operators in a physical job. At Aquamark we prioritise the safety of our people, not just to ensure that they are able to work without threat or risk but also for the sake of our clients. Robust health and safety procedures not only help us to ensure legal compliance but also avoid accidents or incidents on client sites. From reputational damage through to potential claims, we understand the risks that exist and have taken steps to mitigate them.
When working in a commercial building, the safety of staff, visitors and anyone passing by is paramount. Whether you own or manage the building, this means ensuring health and safety practices around the premises are adhered to. However, while companies often focus on the parts of the building they have access to, some forget about the harder to reach areas such as the property’s façade.
However, this could be putting others at risk.
When you spend your days going up and down 30-storey buildings in London (cleaning windows, not just for fun!), then health and safety is key. Just like anyone who works at height, window cleaners and project managers need to be properly protected at all times while onsite. Here are just a few ways that window cleaners can ensure health and safety.
Commercial window cleaners can reach heights of 30 storeys or higher on a daily basis, so the personal protective equipment (PPE) that they wear is hugely important to their health and safety.
Before a team of window cleaners starts a commercial window cleaning project, their PPE has to be thoroughly checked to ensure that it reaches required safety standards (e.g. that clips and harnesses are in good condition, and that fall arrest equipment is properly attached).
In line with the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 and the Work at Height Regulations 2005, window cleaners should always wear the following items of PPE.