At D & A Lawrence Ltd all of our technicians are highly trained and experienced in the use of ladders and have undergone rigorous training and safety courses. Ladders are the more traditional method of accessing windows, although other methods such as the Reach & Wash System is now the much more preferred method due to health and safety reasons.
Other factors to be considered when using ladders are: adverse weather conditions, uneven ground and slippery surfaces.
We are aware of the increasing complexity of legislation surrounding the use of ladders and the desire of many companies to look to use alternative safer methods in their work place.
Before undertaking any task, we will upon site survey, undertake risk assessments and method statements to ensure that the ladder option for accessing windows at height is a safe one and will always advise and suggest to our clients of the safer alternative methods available that will provide the same results, but most importantly, our clients can be assured that a safe method is being implemented at all times.
Ladders however, are still widely used within the residential window cleaning industry and we are able to safely access and clean windows to heights of approx 35 feet (3 floors) from ground level.
All ladders used by D & A Lawrence Ltd are checked for defects before use and regular documented inspections are also carried out.
Our technicians are experienced and competent to BS6037 Cradle standards to operate various types of cradle systems. Each cradle system is unique in its self, therefore, we ensure all of our technicians involved in cradle cleaning work are wearing the correct (PPE) Protective clothing , receive demonstrations and instructions from our client site specific managers to meet safety regulations.
We remind our clients that the condition of the cradle equipment is based on the installation being checked over before any commencing works and is satisfactory for operations.