Post-construction window cleaning on building sites, CIS and insurance

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  1. DannyB

    DannyB Active Member
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    Hello everyone

    I am a complete beginner in window cleaning, a sole trader without any employees.

    Does anyone know if I need to have a CIS card and to be paid as a CIS subcontractor if I get hired for the post-construction cleaning of windows at some nearly finished new housing development?

    And does anyone also know, what kind of insurance will the builders require me to have for such purposes?

    Any advice will be most appreciated.
     
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  2. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    That's a good question- we have been subbing on a massive site for months- aslong as we had hi vis , steel cap boots and hard hats - they don't ask for anything else ! Oh and we have to listen to there **** jokes
     
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  3. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Can't I say ******* - sorry
     
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    You should really have a cscs card to work on-site but most building sites don't bother to ask to see it.
     
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    yes one of the site managers said...

    have you had the site induction course?

    of course cheapie just said oh yes...

    got away with that one..

    but trying to hide the trainers not so easy...:whistle:
     
  6. DannyB

    DannyB Active Member
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    My dear Taxlossloz, Smurf, cheapncheerful

    Thanks a lot for your valuable advice. BTW, I've just noticed a CIS registration for a subcontractor is quite a straightforward process once you've got you UTR from HMRC.
     
  7. Simply Business

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    Hi DannyB, they may ask you to get public liability insurance. Not a legal requirement, but you'll often be asked to have it to fulfil certain contracts etc :) Hope that helps :thumbsup:
     
  8. DannyB

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    Of course it helps, thank you very much. If you are so pro-active, I will probably use your brokerage to get the insurance I need.
     
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    Great :) If you have any questions etc or would like any help just give me a shout DannyB!
     
  10. mr shine

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    another consideration on these builders cleans is pricing ,especially that your new to the game , price high or walk away because if not you will be caught as these are most windies nightmare of a job
     
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