Monthly Archives: April 2013

CSG’s Safety Committee for your Window Washing Certification

With new window washing companies starting every day, it’s no surprise that not all companies are keeping up with all the regulations.  If you employ a window washing or janitorial company, you want to be assured that their equipment and knowledge is current.

In fact, both building owners and contractors need to meet specific standards to ensure a safe work place and prevent incidents of injury or even death. Even if the contractor provides equipment, the building owner is still required to inspect the equipment and verify the support systems. Maintenance records, manufacturer’s assurance documentation, and contractor instructions are just a few examples of the documentation a building owner is required to have.

CSG is committed to safety excellence, high-performing building outcomes and redefining quality partnerships. CSG’s Safety Committee meets monthly and directs all safety initiatives for the organization including maintaining knowledge of all window cleaning codes and regulations.

At CSG every employee has the authority to shut down any company operation they deem to be unsafe. Over the years we have found that safety both supports and enhances many of our other programs, such as continuous improvement and quality control.

The ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety standards and regulations were established in 2001 to prevent incidents of injury and death by the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA), with the help of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). For more information about these established guidelines, see this article,  “New Standard Promotes Window-Washing Safety.