Proper building safety standards ensure greater safety not only for contractors, but also to property and members of the public who may be at risk from overhead work being conducted.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 12 November 2012
Eyebolts that are used for abseiling and rope descent work are legally required to be tested twice a year with all remaining PPE (personal protective equipment) use, and systems tested annually.
The Working at Height Act 2005, was introduced to ensure a safe and secure working environment for contractors and staff. This is especially important for high rise buildings as the level of difficulty, complexity and risk increases exponentially the higher up commercial window cleaners are required to work.
A spokesperson for Spectrum Window Cleaning commented: “Proper building safety standards ensure greater safety not only for contractors, but also to property and members of the public who may be at risk from overhead work being conducted”. Although unrelated, falls from height are an alarmingly common cause of death and injury in the construction sector as recently reported by The Health and Safety Executive on the 4th of October.
Spectrum’s approved contractor investment and increased capability are beginning to set clear daylight between them and their competitors, and puts them firmly in place as one of London’s leading window cleaning contractors. The time, investment and effort involved in attaining approved status for eyebolt testing, installation and certification means that it is a huge competitive advantage over non-approved contractors and allows Spectrum to offer eyebolt testing, installation and certification services as a part of a packaged solution to clients. An all-in-one solution also offers additional peace of mind as there will not be the confusion that is sometimes caused by numerous contractors on-site.
Retained window cleaning engagements ensure that Building Managers have the security of mind that their compliance requirements are always met and they can also benefit from improved pricing via packaged solutions. Spectrum work with its clients to ensure that their buildings meet all legal requirements and provide detailed reports and certificates showing that the testing has been carried out and passed.
Lucian Ivan, Managing Director, at Spectrum Window Cleaning commented, “Our new status as an approved contractor for eyebolt testing, installation and certification is a key milestone in our growth plans. This new & exciting phase ,will mean that in addition to the new revenue stream from these services, it will also give us the opportunity to capture a larger share of the London commercial window cleaning market”. Lucian continues to add “our approved status for eyebolt testing, installation and certification further adds to Spectrum’s “trusted status” in London amongst the high rise residential and commercial property market. We look forward to growing our foot print further in 2013”.
For further information on carrying out eye bolt testing, installation and certification in London, visit http://www.spectrumwindowcleaning.co.uk.
Notes to Editors
About Spectrum Window Cleaning
Spectrum Window Cleaning are a specialist London based commercial window cleaning company covering the full range of window cleaning services, ranging from high rise abseil window cleaning or access platforms to cleaning with the latest reach and wash systems, which can now reach windows up to 92ft. Spectrum hold approved contractor status for eye bolt testing, installation and certification.
The company covers the both public and privates sector building and has been instructed across the following building types; Schools, NHS buildings, housing associations, office / apartment blocks, shopping centres and retail units. Clients include Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Boots and many other leading household brands.
For further information contact:
Spectrum Window Cleaning
210 Meadowview Road
London SE6 3NH
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3551 6206
Email: info (at) spectrumwindowcleaning (dot) co.uk