Some businesses hardly think twice about choosing a window cleaner, they just hire the first one that comes along. However, this can be and often is a costly mistake.  Commercial window cleaning is an important job and there are many good reasons why you should find the right company that will provide the best services to your business. Here are some tips that should help.

Do some research . The easiest way is to do it online. It is easy enough to find a list of window cleaners, but take it a step further and visit their websites. Do they provide information on their methods, approaches, experience and qualifications?  Do they inspire you with confidence? Do you get the feeling that they really care?

Ask around. Often the best advice is what you get from word of mouth, so it always pays to find out what other businesses in your area think. A good window cleaner will always leave a good impression.  If they have a website, do they provide feedback from existing customers and ask yourself if not why not? Ask anyone who has used LaddersFree and we are confident we will receive their recommendation.

Compliance with Health and Safety. It is essential to choose a company that complies fully with health and safety legislation. If you fail to do so, then your business could be liable if anything goes wrong. Ask your window cleaner for copies of their public liability insurance and health and safety policy.

Are they Safe contractor Approved and CHAS Accredited? Safe Contractor accreditation demonstrates that the window cleaner has passed an annual audit and is fully compliant with safe working practices. LaddersFree has received the Safe Contractor accreditation for the last seven consecutive years.  CHAS is the leading organisation in the UK for health and safety qualifications, It is important to select a window cleaner that demonstrates they comply with current legislation and properly manage health and safety. Ask your window cleaners for a copy of their CHAS and Safe contractor certificates

Risk assessment and method statements. RAMS describe how work will be carried out and provides further information on the various risks involved detailing how they work will be undertaken safely. It is important for you to obtain one in order to comply with Health and Safety legislation which requires businesses to make adequate enquiries regarding the safe working of the contractors they hire. LaddersFree can provide RAMS and a copy of our own health and safety manual.

What methods do they use? LaddersFree window cleaning teams can provide the full range of window cleaning services including traditional, water fed poles, mobile elevated platforms and window cleaning using rope access. Operatives are qualified and experienced in these methods and we always provide the most cost effective solution concomitant with safe working practices.

Can they provide additional services? Perhaps you also need your gutters cleaned, or specialist cleaning of architectural features such as canopies and atriums. Perhaps the cladding on your building needs attention. At LaddersFree we believe that a good window cleaner should be able to offer all of these services and more, which is why we do.