Window Cleaning

One of the most established teams in the North West

Floorbrite’s window cleaning division is one of the most established in the North West. Our specialist team collectively have over 100 years’ experience, cleaning the windows of historic listed buildings, state of the art office towers, business parks, factories and colleges to department stores, shopping centres and leisure and entertainment facilities.

The challenges presented in cleaning such a variety of today’s buildings is inevitably diverse and so our team is constantly updating its processes to ensure the most effective, efficient and above all, safest methods of window cleaning are adopted. We therefore clean by a variety of methods to suit each client’s and building’s needs. Please see below.


Key features

  • Bespoke “site specific package” including:
  • Initial site survey following the “schedule of works”.
  • Bespoke specification and clear pricing.
  • Risk assessment.
  • COSHH risk assessment and data sheets if appropriate.
  • Method statements.
  • Safety induction (Site specific).
  • TAG level 2 certificates where required.
  • Plant operator certificates MEWP (IPAF cards) where appropriate.
  • PASMA certification where appropriate.
  • Manual handling certificates when requested.
  • CSCS card where appropriate.
  • CRB/DBS checked staff where appropriate.
  • PTW (Permit to work) documents, where required.

Traditional window cleaning

Using a traditional lambie, blade and scrim, we clean internal and external glazing including entrance door glazing. If there are no alternative access options for work above hand height then glazing can be cleaned via ladder work including V ladders, extension ladders and step ladders. Ladder stops or a team member footing the ladders ensures best practice for health and safety is adhered to. Where appropriate for safety purposes we also utilise extension poles to minimise working at height.

Brodex water fed pole system

The safest method of cleaning windows, cleaning from ground level, uses the Brodex water fed pole system which also combines the benefits of de-ionised water, eliminating the need for detergents, chemicals and concern over the environmental impact or health and safety.

Abseiling and High level suspended rope access

Trained to TAG level 2 supervisor level, our team use a variety of suspension equipment to abseil from the top of buildings. Equipment includes Belay bars, Jib arms and our own A frames and dead weight trolleys. All equipment whether ours or the clients is regularly checked, tested and certificated for safe use by LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations).

Fall arrest

Team members wear full body harnesses, in order to access eyebolts and man safe systems using a lanyard and carabiner to further access glazing outside windows or on balconies. Harnesses and equipment are checked 6 monthly under LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) inspection.

Cradles

Are external maintenance units enabling access to external elevations. They are checked on a 6 monthly basis by an external access/maintenance company who also provide training and certification in the correct usage of the equipment. All our operators are trained in use of full body harnesses and lanyards when undertaking all building maintenance unit activities.

Within a building we also use gantry systems to access large glazed areas with atriums where once again fall arrest procedures would be adopted.

Scaffolding

Using an aluminium tower, our team are certified by PASMA to erect scaffolding towers in the safest manner in order to access problematical areas such as high level internal glazing where MEWPS are not appropriate.

MEWPS (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms)

MEWPS include scissor lifts, spider lifts and our own 30 metre lorry mounted access platform (Cherry Picker). Our operators are also qualified to work with MEWPS ranging from 22 to 47 Metres and are IPAF certified to the highest levels.

Installation of pigeon spikes

Where access allows using scaffolding or a MEWP, our specialist team are able to install humane pigeon spikes to window ledges to prevent birds from landing and roosting minimising the soiling of buildings.

What our clients say

I have employed Floorbrite not only as my office cleaners but also as my window and industrial cleaning contractor for a number of years and have no hesitation in recommended them. As an approved contractor with CBRE they have undergone substantial vetting not only of the H & S safety Standards but also on their Environmental procedures and impacts. I have always demanded the highest standards for my properties and have found I can rely on Floorbrite to delivery and often exceed those demands ensuring all KPI’s and SLA’s have been met. Floorbrite have an excellent team from the management, accounting, training and supervisory staff and are always available to discuss and rectify any problems that may occur. I have had occasions when I have needed work doing as a matter of urgency and Floorbrite have always been able to assist me with these no matter what time of day. I have no hesitation in recommending Floorbrite.

CBRE, Exchange Station, Liverpool

Make an enquiry

If you would like more information about any of our services, please call us on one of the numbers below, or fill in our enquiry form.