Health and safety while cleaning windows

A Paramedic told me the other day that when he started his career he attended a lot of gruesome cases; he said that things have improved greatly over time and there are far less tragedies now than there used to be. When he attends a traffic accident for instance, rather than dealing with deaths and horrific injuries  he is more likely to see a couple of really mangled cars but their passengers standing on the side of the road, arms folded, wondering how long all this is going to take.

The point he was making is that health and safety actually works and lives are actually saved. Sadly though there is still much to be done; one report states that nearly sixty per cent of people are not aware of even the basic common sense safety rules; K2 window cleaning, carpet cleaning and cladding cleaning is very concerned about health and safety both from the point of view of their workers and their customers.

As far as window cleaning is concerned the Reach-And Wash System is better and safer than old fashioned ladders where things can be dropped onto people’s heads and falls can lead to life changing injuries and even death.

K2 window cleaning will happily supply a safety statement to its commercial customers, assessing risks before the job commences in order to make the work environment as safe as possible. Their workers are well aware of the importance of safety issues. For instance suppose they are asked to clean the carpet in a hotel lobby? A plan would have to be drawn up that takes into account the safety of the customers that will likely be using that lobby. Any plan would have to be submitted to the manager for his approval along with the public liability insurance details.

All workers should be trained to be aware of safety in the work place; staying alert to possible hazards is very important; if unsure, the worker should not be criticised for asking for clarification of anything he doesn’t understand.

He should also be aware of the importance of wearing the right clothing and safety equipment, like steel toe-capped boots and high visibility jackets anywhere that physical labour is taking place.

Almost all of K2’s window cleaning, cladding cleaning, domestic and industrial cleaning products are environmentally friendly. However it is highly important to keep even mild chemicals well out of the way of children. The professionals at K2 window cleaning keep anything not essential to the job locked in the van.

You will notice that the guys from K2 are aware of where their equipment is; this is especially important for trip hazards like trailing wires or hoses. If the temperature is below freezing and the job requires plenty of water they may even postpone rather than risk the water freezing into sheets of ice. If they spot anything on the property that is a serious safety risk and they think you don’t know about it they will report it to you.

Of course no amount of safety measures is going to prevent all accidents so in the unlikely event of one happening get help immediately and where possible try to analyse what went wrong so that you can make sure it doesn’t happen again.

You can trust K2 window cleaners and carpet cleaners to make every effort to keep the work place safe, whether that is your business or your home so call: 07584 090 508 or 0191 263 6648; They operate in Tyneside, Ponteland, Gosforth, Wallsend, Wideopen, Whitley Bay, Morpeth, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Shields, and Tynemouth.