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As well as compliance with the most stringent health and safety guidelines I believe it is our responsibility to ensure we are fully conversant in safe window cleaning methods, recent changes to work at height legislation and understand risk assessments and method statements.
Risk Assessments and Method Statements - before the commencement of work at any site we undertake a risk assessment to identify any hazards and ensure method statements are completed for all the window cleaning activities undertaken at each site. We appreciate that people may be around when we are working, so operatives are clear on when and where to display safety signs and where there is an identified risk. From our induction to on site work practices I take health and Safety seriously and have maintained a spotless record with all my customers.
The Work at Height Directive 2005 - on 6th April 2005 the 'New Work at Height Regulations' were published, forcing decision makers to immediately review their present window cleaning services. Under the directive, duty holders must make sure that their contractors, such as window cleaners, are conforming to the legislation - even if this means amending their present working practices. The legislation states that appropriate work equipment (such as water fed poles) must be selected and used and those involved with work to be working at height competent.
Legislation and codes of practice
The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Personal Protective Equipment at work Regulations 1992
The Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996
The Noise at Works Regulations 1989
The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
The Provision & use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
A detailed written Dynamic risk assesment .
A written detailed Health and safety policy statment.
A written detailed Method statement.
Photocopy of current Insurance certificate.
CRB certificate produced.
A written detailed estimate on request.