Window cleaning licence???scotland

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  1. neil fearnley

    neil fearnley Member
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    Hi
    Just after advice,was just reading about arrests made locally to me of window cleaners operating without a licence(had never heard of window cleaning licence)
    I don't actually do windows just guttering and fascia boards
    Do I need a licence for this?Im Going to start doing Connie roofs in the next couple of months but have no I intention of doing windows tbh
    Anyone know the score?
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Do you carry/use ladders?
     
  3. neil fearnley

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    No VAC and wfp
    I was going to get steps and a hop up for Connie roofs
     
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    Sounds a bit of a grey area to me as surely you wash down the windows afterwards or at least use trad/rag them down?

    Same goes with conservatory cleaning as what are you going to say if you get asked to clean the windows or glass roof "sorry I can't as I've not got a lic to clean them"

    If it was me I would contact your local Scottish council to confirm if you need a lic or not but as window cleaning is part of my job I would have to bite the bullet and get one.

    I personally think it’s ridiculous as they only brought it in to cut down on house burglaries and scams so anyone walking about with a ladder they think is a scumbag up to no good.
     
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    U would be better off getting one as they normally work out about £40 a year saying that
    Sum houses i do u need a licence and sum u don't its crazy
     
  6. neil fearnley

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    Thanks for the advice guys
    Will phone them tomorrow and see what's what
    Might end up doing windows afterall
     
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    Neil what council area are you, if you don't clean windows you will not need a window cleaning licence. I have 2 licences because I work in 2 different council areas about £140 for 3 years per licence. But you are not cleaning windows.
     
  8. neil fearnley

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    Fife
    Don't do windows but will have to rinse down now and then if using chems on guttering
     
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    Lots of trades involve cleaning a window after a job has been completed so really don't think you have to worry but good that you are conscientious enough to find out find out..
     
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