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Ground Access Equipment In Window Cleaning

A. Extension and Water-Fed Poles

  • Always inspect your extension and water-fed poles before using to ensure they are in proper working condition.
  • Keep all parts of your extension and water-fed poles a minimum of 10 feet away from electrical lines or devices.
  • Use fall protection when working on roof levels or any area which has fall hazards.
  • Never leave an extension or water-fed pole unattended when it is extended.
  • Use danger signs and barricade to warn the public about the hazard of falling equipment.
  • Monitor and maintain the hoses and lines on the ground to prevent tripping hazards.
  • Take regular work breaks to avoid fatigue when working with water fed poles.
  • STOP using an extension or water-fed pole if wind speeds or other weather conditions may create a hazard to you or the public.

B. Ladders

  • Follow the ladder manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Always inspect your ladders before using them. Any damaged or overly worn components shall be removed from service. This includes feet, levelers, rungs and ropes and locks. (See Figure 5)
  • Refer to OSHA resources, including the Ladder Safety QuickCard and the “Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely” booklet (which is available in both English and Spanish.)
  • Use the NIOSH Ladder Safety App on your smart phone to set the ladder at the proper angle before climbing.
  • Make sure the bottom and top of the ladder are level and stable before climbing, and make sure both side rails are supported.
  • Use section or stack ladders according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Keep all parts of your ladder a minimum of 10 feet away from electrical lines or devices.
  • Wear proper supporting footwear when working on a ladder.
  • Always face the ladder while climbing and keep three points of contact (two hands and a foot, or two feet and a hand) and control when working from a ladder. (See Figure 6)
  • When ladders are being used on a slick surface or in public traffic, the base of the ladder should be secured.
  • Use danger signs and barricades to warn the public about the hazard of falling equipment.
  • STOP using a ladder if wind speeds or other weather conditions may create a hazard to you or the public.

 

Source:

http://www.windowcleaningfieldsafetyguide.com

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