You know how there are rules to any game? What happens when the players don't know the rules of the game? The few who know the rules will outscore those who know less. Now, what if fouls were called and it sounded like *ka-ching*? That is not fun at all.
I am talking about safety codes and standards that apply to exterior building maintenance, particularly window cleaning. There is such a standard that both the building owners and their representatives and the window cleaning contractor have to be guided by.
Aside from a purchased copy of this standard and the safety codes available in the OSHA website, there really isn't anything out there that will make "this game" easily understandable to property managers and building owners.
Follow this link on our take on simplifying the window cleaning standard. Perhaps it will be a first step to more well-informed decision makers.
A responsible window cleaning company will be in compliance with the ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standard. Although not legally enforced by the law, compliance to the standard is a step forward in meeting applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
There will be more answers than questions if we ask the right ones. Feel free to reach out to us if you simply have questions regarding this standard. We will help you find the right answers and happy to be an additional resource for you in maintaining your facilities.