As a window cleaner, your job responsibilities are clear. Every day, you work high above the city cleaning windows on tall buildings.
While you may enjoy your job as a window cleaner, it can be dangerous at times. Here are some things to remember from a safety perspective:
- Protecting against a fall is a must. There's always a chance you could fall from height, so you need to protect yourself at all times. Using a safety harness could be the difference between your life and death.
- Keep an eye on the sky. You don't want to find yourself outdoors cleaning windows when the weather takes a turn for the worse. From strong rain to wind gusts, inclement weather puts you at risk.
- Make note of overhead obstacles. There are many of these with which you will have to contend, ranging from power lines to trees. When you make note of these before you start, you'll know what you have to do to prevent trouble.
- People below, Do whatever it takes to setup your equipment in a safe place, as you don't want pedestrians, coworkers or motor vehicles endangering your safety.
The job of a window cleaner who works high in the sky can be interesting and invigorating, as long as safety remains foremost in your mind. Even though you may have avoided trouble in the past, it doesn't mean you'll be able to do so in the future.
If for any reason you're involved in a workplace accident, call for medical assistance. From there, if you find that you can't return to work, don't wait to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.