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Working At Heights – NVQ Qualified

 

Groves Window Cleaning is pleased to announce our recent qualification in ‘Working at Height: a level 2 NVQ qualification’ placing us above many of our competitors.

 

We are also accredited to Safe Contractor and Chas with insurance coverage to £10 million.

 

What does working at height mean?

 

Heights are, in a legal sense, considered to be any surface from which a fall might result in injury. In order to work where we do and to complete our work to the highest possible standard, it is necessary to assess and eliminate risk of fall from height.

 

All of our team are well versed in the amended 'Work at Height Regulations 2005'. This enables Groves Window Cleaning to provide the best quality service for our clients, and to ensure adherence to all relevant legislation while window cleaning at height.

 

What is involved in gaining this qualification?

 

In order to be awarded the 'Working at Height' qualification, Groves window cleaning personnel must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of:

 

• The requirements of existing legislation, and the implications of new regulations

• Safe working procedures for, and the criteria for selection of, all access equipment

• Required risk assessment approaches and planning for working at height

• Limitations of ladders and steps

• Training requirements and levels of competency of personnel using access equipment

• Duties placed upon designers and planners to ensure safe working at height

 

How does this qualification impact businesses, and how does this benefit our clients?

 

By integrating these methods and regulations into everyday practice, Groves Window Cleaning can make certain that we as duty holders are implementing all precautionary methods, and managing all potential hazards.

 

95% of our window cleaning is done using the innovative reach and wash system; water-fed poles with a reach of up to 80ft which ensures that risk to both our personnel and to the buildings and structures upon which we work is eliminated, while providing the highest standards of service.

 

Groves Window Cleaning will always carry out a full risk assessment before work begins, including visual or more rigorous inspections of all sites and equipment. Our comprehensive method statement will cover this detailed risk assessment and takes into consideration variables such as weather and unique structural features. This level of planning allows us to extend our window cleaning services to almost all buildings, and to cater to a wider variety of our clients needs.

 

This assessment service is completely free of charge, so call us today for a non-obligation quotation.