Although it pains us to say our industry is particularly poor at training, it’s true. It is probably a historic thing dating back to the pointed ladder and bucket age. Things have moved at the speed of light since then but sadly training hasn’t kept pace and lagged behind. How do we know this? Simply because we are so often faced with people coming to us from other companies with little or no training. It’s a path we tread regularly and it follows along these lines.

All new starters do the first available Federation of Window Cleaning course “Cleaning windows safely Using WFP and Ladders” it’s the basic and essential grounding.

All field staff then go on to the “Working at a Height” awareness course which is taken online and recorded by us when achieved.

Following this up we have an annual external H&S Consultants come in to us to deliver refresher sessions on topics including such as Slips trips and falls, COSHH, Asbestos awareness etc. These topics change each time rotate round a full range of what we think is the minimum level of expertise for a professional company like ours to operate.

In addition, they are all required, and it is recorded, to complete The Manual Handling Course, The mental Health First Aid course and Emergency First Aid at Work.

Some people do have the IPAF card which enables them to operate our own cherry picker and we encourage others to follow this route.

In addition, “site specific” training is also given on each individual cradle (suspended access equipment) this is necessary due to the wide variation in this equipment from site to site.

It’s a big commitment but something we see as essential. Sometimes people do move on and are lost to us but we are happy in the knowledge that at least there is one other person in our industry trained as we would like them to be.


In addition to the basics, we also have several other qualifications within our team:

  • IOSH working safely
  • IOSH managing safely
  • Harness training
  • CSCS
  • Effective leadership
  • Covid 19 cleaning
  • Level 2 Certificate in cleaning
  • Graffiti Training
  • Accounting and Finance level 4
  • Business Management BA
  • Pasma

If there is anything we can help you with for a free quote ring 0330 124 4085