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New report gives top considerations for hiring commercial window cleaners
Spectrum Window Cleaning, one of London's leading window cleaning firms, today published a report regarding the key areas that building managers should consider when hiring high rise abseiling window cleaning contractors.
Through the company's position as an increasing force in the London window cleaning market, its investment in technology and its ability to listen to customers' concerns and issues, it has managed to acquire the knowledge and expertise that enable it to serve its customers faster, for less money and with less risk, efficiently ensuring less disruption for customers during work on-site - and in particular via its specialist high rise abseiling services division - that can now reach of up to 92 feet, or 8 floors from the ground.
Spectrum says it is often called upon to repair and complete work which has been unsatisfactorily completed by window cleaning contractors. A spokesperson comments: "One of our clients - a well known and notable building in the City of London - through a cost rationalising exercise, thought it could reduce expense on facilities management - and window cleaning in particular.
"However, after a change of vendor resulted in poor work completed by a sub-contractor, Spectrum was called in to repair the mess."
In response, to its increasing confidence to best meet client supplier selection criteria, Spectrum has published its best practice report for hiring window cleaners.
The report outlines a number of areas that act as a checklist to help building managers to identify best contractor for the job. Some of the key areas include checking previous references, experience of staff on-site, adequate insurance coverage of contractor and/or any of its sub-contractors.
The report goes on to detail the importance of the contractor's use of detailed risk and method statements that are up to date and valid. Measuring contractors against some of these criteria will help ensure that a better and more thorough job is completed by the selected contractor and reduces the risk of poor selection decisions made on price alone.
Lucian Ivan, Managing Director at Spectrum Window Cleaning comments:
"Spectrum's publication of our best practice guide will help educate building and facilities managers about the importance of a rounded decision on contractor selection. We feel that a deeper review of potential vendors will highlight Spectrum as the leading contender through the tender process."
The report can be downloaded from the company's website.
14th February 2013