Just as building designs have continued to evolve, so has the window-cleaning industry.
In many cases, window-cleaning contractors were performing guesswork when it came to rigging or using other equipment to access the windows.
1 standard suggests that property management and the window-cleaning contractor need to share the responsibility of creating a sale place to work by exchanging written assurances that can identify and abate known safety hazards.
Given all of the recent advancements in the window-cleaning field, it makes good sense to use the services of a professional window-cleaning company that is well versed in current industry trends and safety standards to provide the necessary maintenance for your facility.
Your window-cleaning contractor needs to know that permanent window-cleaning equipment at your facility has been verified as structurally sound by a licensed professional engineer.
Your window-cleaning contractor should provide a written plan that identifies hazardous areas and a means to overcome them.
Property professionals are required to provide documentation to their window cleaning contractor that covers the following areas of concern: permanent window-cleaning
equipment installed on buildings such as powered platforms; a copy of the maintenance records and inspection documents must be provided to the window cleaning contractor prior to the equipment being used; and all applicable information from the manufacturers of the devices, including load ratings, intended use and limitations, and instructions, will also need to be supplied to the window cleaning contractor.