The purpose of this field guide is to provide you with a list of the major recognized safety hazards which may be encountered during professional window cleaning. This field guide also provides some of the key best practices to address these hazards and help you stay safe on the job. A U.S. peer reviewed publication.
Each of the “tool box talks” has an introductory statement, a guide for discussion, and space for additional discussion notes. In selected situations, you should have and maintain an individual training record on each employee.
This document explains the best practice techniques for Window Cleaners when handling water-fed poles. The aim is to provide you with guidance to decrease the risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)* during the three steps of using a water-fed pole to clean windows.
This research covers issues in the selection and application of a variety of safety systems. The objectives of the research are to critically appraise current industry practices when working at heights. This report was prepared by Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built and Natural Environment for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
This leaflet is mainly aimed at employers who are responsible for the use of fall arrest equipment incorporating energy-absorbing lanyards made from webbing. It gives generic advice on inspection regimes for this equipment where it is used to provide protection against falls from a height.
Method Statement and Risk Assessment in word format, just add your own details. There are many Method Statement and Risk Assessment forms on this site. Please do a search to see which one is right for you. Method_Statement_and_Risk_Assesment_Template
All MEWPs rely on the condition of the ground on which they stand for their stability. The assessment of ground strength can vary from a visual inspection of the ground surface to a full geotechnical survey.
Most stepladder accidents are the result of human error, usually from poor set up of the ladder or inappropriate work methods, very few accidents result from the stepladders collapsing.
For the purposes of RIDDOR, an accident is a separate, identifiable, unintended incident that causes physical injury. This specifically includes acts of nonconsensual violence to people at work. Not all accidents need to be reported, a RIDDOR report is required only when: ■ the accident is work-related; and ■ it results in an injury of…
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) requires employers, persons in control of premises or the self- employed, depending on the circumstances, to report work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences.