Comprehensive Window Cleaning Programs
Commercial window cleaning is a highly skilled and demanding line of work job that requires years of hard work and training. Haynes’ rigorous training program begins with an apprenticeship position. During the apprentice’s first two years, approximately 1,500 hours of training are spent with a journeyman.
In the first phase, the apprentice learns window cleaning from the ground, with poles, and with small ladders. In the second phase, training includes window cleaning with high ladders and lifts. Phase three of training consists of dedicated stage cleaning, modular stage, and rope access window cleaning. The majority of window cleaning training is done on the job, ensuring competency and affording crucial hands-on expertise.
Commercial window cleaning is a service that poses a high level of risk; our customers depend on us to address the risks through our rigorous safety protocols. Maintaining a culture of safety requires continuous training. As part of Haynes’ Safety360 company-wide safety program, all window cleaners receive safety orientation training. To be cleared to perform suspended work, our cleaners must pass an annual test on assisted rescue and self-rescue.
Each year, Haynes holds an orientation day in which all safety protocols are reviewed and the previous year’s safety performance is evaluated.
Every morning before the shift begins, employees receive safety training covering at least one safety topic.