Ladders are the traditional method of accessing windows at height, although other methods are now popular, ladders (when used safely by trained operatives) are still widely used within the commercial window cleaning industry.
While they may not always be the safest of instruments for a window cleaner, we ensure that our employees are well trained and knowledgeable on how to best avoid risk when setting up and cleaning.
All ladders used by us are checked for defects before use, and regular documented inspections are also carried out. Other factors to be considered when using ladders are: adverse weather conditions, uneven ground and slippery surfaces. Before undertaking any task we provide risk assessments and method statements to ensure that the ladder option for accessing windows at height is a safe one.
Oftentimes, the simple option is the best option. By using ladders where we’re able to, we can ensure that we’re working efficiently and without fuss. Unlike other methods like abseiling and mobile platforms, setting up ladders is quick and time efficient, meaning that we can reduce disruption for our customers.