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Dangerous Heights: The Importance Of Safety In Window Cleaning

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Dangerous Heights: The Importance Of Safety In Window Cleaning

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Whilst you might not imagine your humble domestic window cleaner to have a particularly tough job, if you think about the height that high rise and skyscraper window specialists have to work at, you might think twice. Considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs of all, with the risk of falling from a height constantly a threat in the profession, it’s no wonder that proper safety procedures are absolutely essential with window cleaning.

Read on to find out more about the facts and figures of some of Britain’s most dangerous jobs and get in touch for professional London office cleaning, including highly trained window specialists!

Safety: A Look At Window Cleaning In The UK

Whilst you may think that jobs such as a bomb disposal expert or racing car driver are dangerous, in reality, some of themost common of jobs in the UK carry the greatest chances of death or injury with them, according to health and safety statistics from the HSE government body for the UK.

In 2014, 28.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury in the UK. Tragically, more construction workers died at work in the UK in 2013-14 than in any other profession – with 42 losing their lives in total. It may not come as a surprise that the vast majority of these deaths resulted from a fall from a height. Falls from ladders or through fragile roofs in particular cause the most fatalities in the UK. Whilst window cleaners can’t avoid working at heights, here are five tips for window cleaners:

  • Don’t overload ladders or overreach on them.

  • Only allow those who are competent to carry out work at height do so.

  • Make sure you and your fellow window cleaner colleagues have protection from falling objects.

  • Inspect and maintain all equipment that’s used for working at heights regularly.

  • Consider emergency evacuation procedures should an incident arise.

These tips might sound like common sense, but it’s essential that for every job window cleaners undertake, all precautions are taken!

Julius Rutherfoord’s contract window cleaners are trained to the highest level and carry out a strict and complete assessment of every site before they begin any job. This will ensure they minimise health and safety risks and use the most appropriate window cleaning systems. Whether using a traditional reach and wash method is the safest way to clean your windows or a more specialist approach is required, you can be confident your office’s windows will be sparkling clean!

Get In Touch For Expert London Office Cleaning

Do you require a safe and professional London office cleaning service? Look no further than Julius Rutherfoord for contract cleaners, window specialists, waste and recycling management and much more! Equipped with over 20 years of industry experience, you can expect Julius Rutherfoord to deliver a service that’s above and beyond.

For more information about our London office cleaning company, or if you want to know more about our window cleaning experts, get in touch with our customer service team! Call 020 7819 6700 today or email

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