Challenging task?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Lewis, Mar 14, 2016.

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  1. Lewis

    Lewis Well-Known Member
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    Hi all, we clean both side of this entrance every 4 weeks and the boss has just asked us to clean the roof,

    Inside and out and the White cross member.

    I'm thinking cherry picker? It has never been cleaned [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. steve garwood

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    The outside looks a piece of doddle, the inside however looks a right pig
     
  3. Lewis

    Lewis Well-Known Member
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    Yeah out side is easy it's the inside roof that's gonna be a pain in the ****


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  4. Duncs

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    whats your plan for cleaning inside looks right ****
    i,m knackered just thinking about it
     
  5. David K

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    Hire a small lift for the inside roof , wfp Like a mad-man outside :D:D
     
  6. unit

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    Scissor lift / boom.
    May be that new sting ray from unger for in side.
     
  7. spruce

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    I'm not sure that cleaning the outside of the roof is going to be a doddle.

    How do you plan to clean the outside?

    H&S would require a safety barrier be installed down each side of that ledge you were standing on to take the photo.

    Is the glass strong enough to stand on? Is it strong enough if you fell onto it.
    If it is then H&S would require a safety harness and lanard secured to a safety line. Example;

    Fall Protection Systems are Kee at the Castle • Kee Safety, UK

    These safety lines need to be tested and a certificate issued each year. A couple of years ago in the Northeast testing a small installation was £450.00. Then there was in cost of installation to begin with.

    A window cleaner fell through a glass roof of the Hilton Hotel in London about 10 years ago. Although the window cleaner only sustained minor injury, the Hilton got fined £40,000 for not providing the window cleaner a safe environment to work in.

    Sorry, but I would pass this onto a company who is fully versed in the ins and outs of doing this type of work. With the greatest of respect to you, this is way above your level of expertise as it is mine.
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Who took the photos up on the roof?

    spruce made some good points.
     
  9. Lewis

    Lewis Well-Known Member
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    Hiya, I took them as there is a a flat roof I could get a ladder up.

    Currently the Plan is to hire a cherry picker for the outsides and we are still risk assessing the internal work to be completed.

    Thank you spruce for a very valid response


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  10. spruce

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    Sorry, Lewis. My response was probably a bit harsh this morning.

    I would say that a cherry picker is probably the best way to do the outside. Insides are another story. We have 8 glass roof entrance canopies on the school we clean that are of the identical design. We do the tops off a tie up ladder. They are difficult to clean as they get full of seagull poop which gets baked on and there is very little slope for the water to drain off. The glass panels have a silicone filled gap which get full of lichen. It also leaks.

    I can't get over how architects are still able to design a fancy building like this and still not engineer a safe working environment to clean from.
     
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