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Safe Use of Portable Ladders & WaterFed Pole Systems

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Safety Training Courses

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The FWC offers a range of SAFETY training courses to window cleaners; covering essential information on current Health and Safety and Employment Law. See below for further details of training events:  


"Cleaning Windows Safely"

FWC Accredited Training Course  - Written by Window Cleaners for Window Cleaners.  Accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)  Cleaning Windows Safely is a one-day course - no nonsense - hands on practical and theory - awarding an industry recognised qualification (as above) that can be used to gain more business especially with public bodies such as local authorities and NHS Trusts - This two-for-one course covers both the safe use of Water fed poles and portable ladders helping you or your organisation comply with legislative training requirements. 


Please note: with respect all candidates sitting these IOSH courses will need to be able to speak and understand English in order to complete the written exam at the end of the course....translators are not permitted in the training room.


Anyone with specific learning needs should contact the FWC in advance to check that arrangements can be put in place to accommodate them.

Course Fees135.00 + vat Members - 185.00 + vat Non-Members

When booking a course please advise of any dietary requirements regarding lunch supplied on the day and any specific learning needs.


"Risk Assessment" Training Course

IOSH Accredited One-Day Risk Assessment Course - As an employer, whether a big business, small business or just one-person operation.  Accidents and ill health can ruin lives and damage your business so assessing and managing health and safety risks is an essential part of running a business.  If you cannot eliminate all risk, you are still required to reduce risk and protect people as far as 'reasonably practicable'   In respect of the practical assessment; those without window cleaning skills may find it beneficial to attend the above course first.


This one-day IOSH accredited course will:

  • Identify any applicable legislation

  • Discuss what to look for

  • Show you how to put controls in place

  • Show you how to draft out the risk assessments

  • can be used as proof of prior learning for City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Unit 201

This course is aimed at everyone within the window and specialist cleaning industry, specifically self-employed, employees, supervisors, managers and safety officers. 

Course Fees135.00 + vat Members -  185.00 + vat Non-Members

When booking a course please advise of any dietary requirements regarding lunch supplied on the day and any specific learning needs.


Also available FWC training DVD

"Safe Use of Portable Ladders and WaterFed Pole Systems"

5.00 for members - 15.00 Non-members  Click Here  for a preview.

and HERE to order a copy.



Of course there are many other training providers - some of which are listed below with more information on booking these courses can be accessed direct by clicking on the relevant link below:


 APL Training - 20% discount for members Click here for more


Association for the Mobile Access Tower Industry The Work at Height Regulations 2005, require that the assembly, dismantling or alteration of Mobile Access Towers should only be undertaken by a competent person, or if being trained, under the supervision of a competent person Click Here  for more information about PASMA training.


British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS) offer a range of assessment schemes and training courses Click Here for more information about BICS


British Red Cross Training - 20% off First Aid Training for members who book direct with the Red Cross and FWC registered number is quoted.

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British Window Cleaning Academy offer a range of training courses held at the BWCA's Training Academies in Swindon and Newcastle Click here for more information


Gov.UK - offer practical advice on grants available and support for training etc Click Here for information available and where to contact your local business link


CAM Support Services Limited provide a range of training courses in London with special rates for members.  Click Here for more information about CAM Training


International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) "Safe effective work at height" IPAF Approved Training Centres train more than 70 000 operators per year worldwide in the safe and productive use of modern platforms - its PAL Card is recognised everywhere as proof of high quality training.  Click Here for more information and your nearest IPAF training centre.


J.V Price Ltd - independent training company providing IOSH, First Aid, Manual Handling and Ladder Safety Click Here for more information.


LYTE Ladders and Towers Leading the way in work at height training and the latest safety access safety technology, Lyte ladders and Towers has a comprehensive range of ways to meet your own requirements and stay safe. Click Here for more information

Workplace Health and Safety Advice centre (WHASAC) can provide a range of IOSH  health and safety training courses Click Here for availability on the following courses:

IOSH Working Safely - Awareness Course - A basic Safety awareness course  - Nationally accredited  - one-day Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) awareness programme delivered by Workplace Health and Safety Advice Centre.  This one-day course is delivered just off the M6 (Junction 10) in Willenhall, West Midlands  

IOSH Managing Safely Course

The IOSH "Managing Safely" course is a must for any business that is looking to develop their health and safety at work skills and knowledge and to demonstrate to potential employers that they are competent in this very important area. If you are an employer or are looking to be able to gain that very important edge when tendering for work then, this advanced IOSH course will prove particularly useful.  This four day course is delivered by Workplace Health and Safety Advice Centre in Willenhall, West Midlands.