If you were to think about the world’s toughest jobs we’re pretty sure window cleaning would not be one of them however window cleaning can actually be very tough and in the most challenging circumstances it can be of the most extreme jobs in the world.
Since 2004, the 15 biggest skyscrapers worldwide have all sprung up and with many more planned it seems window cleaning at extreme heights is here to stay, keeping these buildings looking as good from the outside as they do on the inside means sparking, clean windows.
London alone will see a three-fold increase this year from last year on the number of tall buildings joining its skyline.
USS has been established now for over 25 years and we are specialists in working at height using rope access and abseilers, mobile elevated working platforms, cradles and bosuns chairs etc. All of our window cleaners receive regular training in their area of expertise and hold the relevant certifications for their area of work.
The most obvious challenge when working at height is gravity but less predictable is wind speed and high altitude flies and insects.
Most accidents that befall window cleaners involve overstretched ladders, slipping from wet surfaces or falling from benches in an attempt to get to a higher area, in other words these accidents usually happen at home or on low key jobs that have had little thought or planning.
Our reach and wash system also allows us to clean builders up to 8 storeys tall using telescopic poles reducing the risks involved with working at height and taking the pressure of those working from height.
The world of window cleaning looks set to soar and with new enquiries coming in every day for our specialist working at height services, what better time than now to contact us for your free, no obligation quotation.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world and has over 24,000 windows which take 3 months to clean but actually the job is never ending as once the last windows are cleaned it’s time to start all over again.