High Rise Window Cleaning Safety

We encourage all potential clients to ask about our stringent Safety Program. Federal and state law requires both contractors and building owners/managers to provide a safe workplace for all employees,customers,vendors and site visitors. In addition to following all federal and state law, LA Window Cleaning adheres strictly to the guidelines set forth in the ANSI/IWCA I-14 standard. If you have any questions regarding the ANSI/IWCA I-14 standard or wish to request some literature you are welcomed to call or send me an email.

We have been attending the IWCA Safety Training Seminars since 1996, the industry leader for glass cleaners. Managing Owner Robert Lang has personally attended with various supervisors the following classes:

Orlando, FLA 1996
Washington DC 2001
Warwick, RI 2005
San Francisco, CA 2007
Miami, Fla 2008
Reno, NV. 2010
Boston, MA. 2010

Desert Specialty Rigging in Las Vegas

We have also recently arranged to have high rise personnel be trained by Desert Specialty Rigging in Las Vegas and joined the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians in order to continue to make the highest level of safety training and education available to our staff.

Desert Specialty Rigging Supply was pleased to provide some individualized and specialized training to a few groups of window cleaner company employees – from Boston, state of Oregon, and Curt from 5 Star Window Cleaning in Arizona…we threw a group of great folks from Superior Air Handling in on one of the days for rigging training. 


Everyone had a great learning experience and came away with a few new skills and lots of information!  Here’s some of the photos.



 

Safe Practices For Rope Access Work

  Sprat document

Attended training provided by

   SAF-T Conference

Upcoming Training by AWPT

    E-Learning

All our lift operators will be furthering their skill set March 1st, 2014 by taking the "Aerial Work Platform Operator Course" offered through AWPT.



High Rise Window Cleaning Equipment and Practices

L.A. Window Cleaning utilizes the latest up to date industry equipment. Everything is OSHA approved and inspected on a regular basis. We only purchase from established suppliers to the glass cleaning industry. All lifts are rented through national companies with the highest standards.

For more information, please visit the vendor sites below.


NES Rentals

United Rentals

DENKA USA

Jracenstein

Lynn Ladder

ABC Cleaning Supply

Sunbelt Rentals

Madaco

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What is rope access?
Rope access refers to a set of techniques where ropes and specialized hardware are used as the primary means of providing access and support to workers.  Generally a two-rope system is employed: the working rope supports the worker and the safety rope provides back-up fall protection.

Why use rope access?
Modern rope access equipment, techniques, and training can be combined to produce an exceptionally safe, versatile, efficient, and cost-effective way to solve vertical access problems.

  • Rope access is safe. Independently-certified rope-access technicians uphold an enviable safety record with no fatalities and few lost time incidents while working on rope.
  • Rope access is versatile. Technicians can apply the techniques in a wide variety of environments, from confined-space penstocks to massive concrete structures to complicated steel installations. Unlike traditional access methods, custom rope-access solutions can be designed to fit various applications quickly and inexpensively.
  • Rope access is efficient. Systems are installed and dismantled quickly and often require fewer personnel than traditional access methods. Rapid deployment limits disruption to facility operations by minimizing downtime.
  • Rope access is economical. Fewer personnel, faster completion, less equipment, and minimal downtime mean lower costs.


* Copy above from, "The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRATĀ®)"