Safety

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Safety First for Classy Window Cleaning, LLC

Since 1980, safety has always been the first priority of Classy Window Cleaning, LLC. As part of our practice in ensuring a safe and productive work environment for our employees and you, we enforce the following policies and procedures. 

From Hire to Job Completion

Window cleaning applicants are screened. We use background checks, previous employer references, and personal references.
  • We have a felony policy in place that regulates who can be employed.
  • All employees are required to maintain a valid driver’s license.

High Levels of Training

Prior to starting to clean windows, employees must spend 10 hours watching International Window Cleaning Association's (IWCA) safety training videos and pass quizzes related to those videos with at least 90%.
 
We have a stair-stepped training process that follows the IWCA basic safety training program and requires employees to pass each level test with not less than 90% before moving to the next step.
 
Our lift operators are certified trained cardholders in boom lift, and scissor lift operations. This training is not in-house training. We send our window cleaning technicians to a certified lift training class for hands-on and classroom training. They are trained to perform daily lift and site inspections using inspection forms which they sign and date prior to any lift use for safe lift operations.
 
Rope Descent System (RDS) training starts with IWCA Volume 1 – Edition 3 Rope Descending Systems and candidates who acquire a minimum score of 90% will pass the test. The next step is working with a veteran and certified rope descent person in our shop to learn techniques like rope inspection, equipment inspection, PPE inspection forms, knot tying, barricading work areas, self-rescue and more.
Window cleaners working from scaffold and suspended from cables

Continued Training

Continued training is very valuable and important to keep safety upfront in the minds of our employees. Monthly safety meetings with tests on safety topics including fall protection, hazard awareness, first aid, ladder use, basic safety, and equipment inspection.
 
We also have start-up refresher training prior to a new season, job site meetings and customer policies meetings.
Window cleaners working from scaffold and suspended from cables

Policies and Procedures

  • We have a zero-tolerance smoking policy on or near customers' property.
  • We do not allow texting or usage of cell phones except by supervisory staff while suspended from a building.
  • Unlike other companies that "say" they drug test their employees and are 100% drug and alcohol free but are unwilling to supply proof, we will give you the last two year's drug test results from a creditable drug screening company.
  • All window cleaners must sign off on each critical safety precaution while working on any elevated structure, lift, or suspension equipment.
  • PPE inspection sheets, roof rigger inspection sheets, and lift inspection sheets are required to perform any work that requires this type of equipment. Each employee fills out forms and signs name, date and location, prior to using the equipment.
  • Weather is always a major concern when working from heights. Our standard states that we can work in up to 20-mph sustained winds. However, we seldom allow work to continue in such conditions. Our operations manager and crew leader’s will evaluate the wind on site and determine if safety or quality will be compromised. We look at weather forecasts throughout the day to help determine safe working conditions for all of our employees. Depending on the size and location of your building we may be able to continue work out of the wind.
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Columbus 614-202-0575
Cincinnati 513-515-3178
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