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Window Cleaning For Dummies

Window cleaning may sound simple enough, but the name can be misleading. It's an intricate technique that yields poor results if you don't approach it correctly. Luckily, there are a lot of tips and tricks that can help save you time when you're cleaning windows. We've compiled a brief window cleaning for dummies guide to help you get this job done right. Be Aware of the Weather There are a few reasons you shouldn't clean windows on any day, regardless of the weather. If it's bright outside...

Chicago High-Rise Window Cleaning

Are your high-rise windows looking a little worse for wear? Have they lost their shine over time? Is the built-up grime and residue making it hard to take in the downtown Chicago views? If so, it sounds like it's time to schedule a high-rise window cleaning service. Stop Neglecting Your Windows Keeping your glass panes clean isn't just a matter of superficial aesthetics or personal preference. Regular cleanings are essential to the integrity of the structure itself. If you neglect the built-up...

Best Window Cleaning Services

As a business, you want your windows to be clean — so clean that birds are at risk of injury. Crystal clear glass will keep your premises looking spiffy. And, they’ll impress not only your customers but also employees, suppliers, and stakeholders. So, how do you find the best window cleaning service? Read this guide to learn what you should look for in a provider. Experience One of the first factors you should look for is experience: How long has the window cleaning service been in the...

Chicago Residential Window Cleaning

If you are looking for the best of the best residential window cleaning services in Chicago, look no further - you have come to the right place - we got you covered! Chicago Residential Window Cleaning Windows are among the very first things that neighbors and people passing by your home see. Unfortunately, some people tend to overlook the importance of having clean windows. There are many perks associated with having spotlessly clean windows, from the overall appearance of the home to...

OSHA Recognized 3 – Levels of Skill – Work at Height

OSHA Recognized 3 – Levels of Skill – Work at Height

Did you realize that OSHA recognizes THREE ascending levels of skill when it come to Work at Height?  While it is easy to authorize a worker to perform work where fall hazards exist, you must also ensure more highly trained/knowledgeable persons are also present, or able to supervise: AUTHORIZED- a worker the employer assigns to perform a specific type of duty or may be in a specific location of an area in the workplace. The work authorized employee performs in situations where fall hazards...

Rescue and Emergency Services Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Rescue and Emergency Services Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Rescue and Emergency Services The employer shall have a rescue plan for every rope access work site or project. The plan shall provide for the prompt rescue and safe extrication of a sick, injured, or entangled rope access technician. The plan shall include the following provisions: The plan shall ensure that all persons conducting rope access work have been trained and are competent to perform self-rescue. The plan shall ensure that sufficient rope access technicians trained and competent in...

Tools and Work Equipment Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Tools and Work Equipment Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Tools and Work Equipment   All tools and equipment must be suitable for the work intended and compatible with rope access work. In particular, they shall not present a danger to the safe operation or integrity of the rope access system. Work using rope access techniques may be more exposed than most other work methods due to factors including the inability of the rope access technician to move from close proximity to the work itself and to any power source or tools being used. As a...

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access A suspended temporary work platform should be utilized if the work is such that the rope access technician may become overtired or suffer restriction to their blood flow. When such platforms are used in conjunction with rope access methods, the anchorages for the platform should be totally independent from anchorages used by rope access technicians as main lines or safety lines. Alternatively, support could be provided for the...

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access – Safe Practices For Rope Access Work – Access and Hazard Zones

Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access – Safe Practices For Rope Access Work – Access and Hazard Zones

Access and Hazard Zones  Access Zone  An access zone shall be established.  Anchorages should normally be established outside the access zone so that the workers can don their harnesses and helmets and attach themselves to the working line(s) before entering into the access zone.  Appropriate fall protection measures shall be used by any personnel entering the access Zone.  Personnel in the access zone may require fall protection meeting the requirements of the jurisdiction or country of the...

Authorized Worker – Rope Access Equipment Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Authorized Worker – Rope Access Equipment Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

Authorized Worker Section Held for Authorized Worker. Rope Access Equipment General: Components used in any system shall be compatible. Rope access devices shall be constructed so that inadvertent detachment or removal from the rope is not possible when the device is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. All equipment shall minimize damage to the rope under normal use. Equipment shall be functional in the environment in which it is used. Standards: Rope access equipment...