We are all aware of environmental issues and more so now than in the past but pollution in major cities including London is at an all-time high.
When we think about working at height and window cleaning we do not always take this into consideration and yet high levels of air pollution ultimately mean that windows need to be cleaned more frequently and with tall buildings being built using unique designs the world of window cleaning can be challenging in more ways than one.
Skyscraper cleaning has in fact been named as one of the world’s toughest jobs, imaging juggling window squeegees and cleaning agents while simultaneously keeping your hands free to work all whilst working at height and being aware of the risk of falling.
The HSE recently reported that over 600,000 cases of work related accidents whilst working at height are reported each year and these accidents can involve ladders, rope access and mobile elevated platforms all methods that we use here at USS.
That is why when working at height we take into consideration the shape of the building, access to the areas that require cleaning, best method of working, condition of area to be cleaned, weather conditions, pollution and length of time required to carry out the task required.
We ensure that all of our ladders and platforms have stabilising legs that prevent them toppling over, that anti-slip treads are used and that all of our equipment is durable enough to be safe in all weather conditions. Our equipment is also inspected regularly and checked before each use to ensure it is in good condition and risk assessments are carried out.
If you are looking for a professional window cleaning company then look no further, USS has over 25 years industry experience and our expertise in specialist window cleaning can take of even the hardest to reach glass.