Health & Safety – The Importance

Some companies only pay lip service to Health and Safety but that’s not the way we do things at Wrights Cleaning.

In our view, Health & Safety isn’t about ticking boxes or looking good on paper. It’s about understanding and managing the risks of the operation so that everybody’s health is protected; that includes your staff, our staff, in fact anybody that is in the vicinity of the work being carried out.

Peace of mind – it starts with a Risk Assessment and continues in everything we do.

The Health and Safety of our customers, their employees, our cleaning operatives and the general public is of paramount importance and at the forefront of any service we provide. There are risks associated with all forms of cleaning and it is our responsibility to ensure our operatives are fully conversant with health and safety legislation and are aware of the additional risks associated with working at height. Choosing the appropriate method and recognising the need to work safely and in compliance with legislation ensures our clients get a safe service.

Health and Safety Legislation

When choosing a cleaning company it is important you find a company that not only say they comply with legislation but provide proof of their compliance including;

  • An Understanding of The Work at Height Directive 2005
  • Adequate Insurance for all methods
  • The provision of Risk Assessments and Method Statements

Compliance with The Work at Height Directive 2005

The legislation states that those people working at height must be fully competent in the method used to carry out work at height and have the adequate tools to complete the work safely.

Wrights Cleaning operatives are experienced and knowledgeable at carrying out window cleaning, pressure washing and cladding cleaning using all methods.

Adequate Insurance for all Window Cleaning Methods

Being insured and having adequate insurance for the work being carried out are completely different. With a legal responsibility to building owners and the people responsible for overseeing window cleaning on their premises, it is important you ensure your current cleaning company have the level of cover in place for the type of work being carried out.
A standard policy for low level cleaning will not be adequate cover for someone carrying out work at height, using water fed poles or a mobile elevated platform. After all, no two windows are the same, so why should the associated insurances be a one size fits all approach?

We have adequate insurance to carry out our cleaning services on all types of premises using all methods and provide a copy of our insurance policy to customers on request.

We Provide Risk Assessments and Method Statements

Before any work is started a cleaning company must prepare a thorough risk assessment and method statement. This will identify the risks associated with the type of cleaning required, and provide further information on the method used for completing the work. For example, when carrying out work using water fed poles there is an increased risk of tripping on trailing hoses and wet floors and the risk of injury as a result of handling water fed poles incorrectly.

Not only do we provide RAMS but we have also developed our own internal health and safety manual with further information on our policies and procedures.

At Wrights Cleaning our team of Operatives recognise the importance of complying with health and safety legislation to provide a safe and reliable service. Because of our attitude and commitment to health and safety we have been chosen by many national companies and associations to carry out their cleaning requirements.

In over 24yrs we have never sustained a major incident or accident at work. 
Our track record speaks for itself!





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