Good News For Window Cleaners!

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The Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC), , has successfully lobbied the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

With the current spate  of drought orders in Southeast England, they where very concerned that window cleaners would be forced to choose to either violate the drought orders and continue to use their water-fed pole systems or to violate the new Work at Height Restrictions last year by using ladders instead of the pole systems.

According to the HSE, in 2004-5 there were 53 deaths and 3800 major injuries from workplace falls from heights in the UK, which is why the Work at Height Restrictions were implemented.

Full information on the amended  drought orders can be found here

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