Monthly Archives: August 2014

CSG’s Window Cleaning & Restoration Services

Window Cleaning for your exterior building can improve your company image as a professional sustainable business in your community. Effective building maintenance programs protects your assets by preserving windows and exterior surfaces from staining build-up and environmental damage. Commercial buildings endure various environmental conditions that can lead to window glass and exterior staining.

Buildings are exposed to multiple elements resulting in staining on its surfaces. The length of time that staining factors are left unchecked can create additional factors in removing stains.

  • Some window cleaning detergents attract dust and dirt causing buildup of surfactants.
  • High mineral content of water erosion from adjacent concrete or precast surfaces stains glass, seals and exterior surfaces.
  • Overspray from careless waterproofing and painting projects can stain surrounding surfaces.
  • Leaching of deteriorating caulking or coatings, rusting metals or environmental pollution including acid rain all cause staining.

Window Cleaning Services

CSG provides window cleaning services  for low, mid and high rise buildings.  Our crews are trained and certified to operate all window cleaning equipment including ladders, boom lifts, boatswain chairs and swing stages. CSG uses cutting edge technology to remove glass scratches and stains efficiently and on-site.

Services include:

  • Scheduled Window Cleaning Maintenance
  • Post-Construction Window Cleaning
  • Hard Water Stain Removal
  • Glass Scratch Removal
  • Caulking and Waterproofing

About Contract Services Group, Inc.:

Contract Services Group, Inc. is an industry leading facilities services contractor with 40 years’ experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning and temporary labor services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.

Building Owners Required Safety Measures

Building owners need to understand new safety compliance requirements as OSHA shifts focus to enforcement.

OSHA includes building owner compliance requirements under a general duty clause.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 holds employers responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Building owners are liable for these policies as ANSI/IWCA I-14.

OSHA standards make it the employer’s responsibility to:

  • Establish written operating procedures maintaining necessary health and safety requirements,
  • Select qualified personnel with special previous training for certain “designated” job assignments,
  • Ensure youth or inexperienced worker training to help reduce a higher rate of accidents and injuries,
  • Provide workplace health and safety training to employees at a certain vocabulary level or in language other than English,
  • Make available Injury and Illness Prevention Program and Safety Data Sheets binders to employees for all hazardous chemicals in their workplace,
  • Maintain citation and work-related injuries and illnesses records,
  • Post employees’ rights and responsibilities.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) also holds building owners responsible for ensuring that worker safety and public protection standards. Read more at CSG Safety Services WWS BLOG.

How to Develop a Facility Maintenance Program

A facility maintenance plan establishes the routine maintenance procedures for your facility.

As a facility manager, you can determine your preventative maintenance list and task schedule by outlining current processes and which staff members handle each task.

Determine the benefits of outsourcing your maintenance staff by comparing costs for in-house maintenance with a full service managed program.

A preventive maintenance plan includes:

  • the purpose of the maintenance policy,
  • general methods for developing a maintenance schedule,
  • inventory list,
  • who is responsible for ensuring inventory,
  • maintenance tasks that are regularly performed,
  • who is responsible for the general oversight of maintenance.

Develop a recordkeeping system including work orders, equipment procurement and staff training. You can hire a contractual maintenance professional to assist in the development of a recordkeeping procedure. A standard operating procedure (SOP) can define task items as routine, emergency, or preventive maintenance. Staff training on all preventive maintenance plans will prevent safety issues and saves costs as employees preform task more efficiently.

 

CSG’s Fall Protection Regulations

CSG Safety Services Group published Fall Protection Regulations article to promote the prevention of common fall hazards.

CSG promotes OSHA fall protection regulations to help construction management, architects, building owners and facility managers prevent accidents and avoid costly and reputation damaging Cal-OSHA citations.

Both Federal and Cal-OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) found high proportion of fatalities caused by falls occurred because of a lack of fall protection.

Visit CSG Safety Services Group – CSG Safety Services Group, LLC designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. CSG provides inspections, testing and certifications for all window cleaning equipment. CSG provides consulting up to full design/build services. The CSG Safety Services Group promotes window washing system solutions with safety, usability, and cost effectiveness in mind. www.windowwashingsystems.com.