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.
In essence, the ANSI/ IWCA I-14.1 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.
And, so, just this spring she launched Just Windows, a window-cleaning
BOMA had also strongly objected to the Committee's attempt to mandate that building owners maintain a written window-cleaning
plan in conformity with the A39 Standard.
ANSI/IWCA I-14 requires both the property owner/ manager and window-cleaning
contractor to exchange written assurances to ensure worker safety and public protection.
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.