Kate Lawrence, a Director of Cleanbrite UK, nominated the Federation of Window Cleaners for the 2021 National Association Awards. The NAA awards celebrate the hard work of associations, federations, chambers, societies, and membership organisations across all sectors. She said: “The benefits of being a member of the FWC are significant and it is very good value compared to other associations. “The website is excellent, you can access current tender opportunities, health and safety advice, people are selling things, it feels like there is a proper community. “The customer service is top class. Whenever there is an issue, Beryl and the team go out of the way to help. Everyone is so nice. “I really hope lots of people vote for the FWC and they win. They deserve it.”
If there was anyone thinking…. What is the point of joining the Federation of Window cleaners? Well I urge you to think again…..I’m based in the Republic of Ireland and have been a member for a good many years and have to say the staff at the federation are forever helpful, very caring always. Only recently I came upon a scratch glass allegation once again, we are talking a possible significant claim. I phoned the girls at the FWC office and within the hour along came a standard letter with all the facts and a statement that members use professional tools that are designed specifically for window cleaning, and are rigorously tested by manufacturers in order to prevent such damage. This really helped me to challenge the allegation. Here’s to everyone involved with the FWC, many thanks for your advice, and caring etc. I have received my renewal notice for this year and I am more than happy to renew my membership for 2019. Please give my regards to all who work in the office and keep up your great work there, and anytime I phone do always come away with great advice etc., you are all a great credit to the FWC. Paul Brown Touch of Glass.
David Mutch on "The Importance of a Good Health and Safety Policy"
I have been in the Window Cleaning business for 24 years, a Federation member for around 20 with no serious accidents, a record I am quite proud off.
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We found SAM relatively easy to achieve because all our operatives had already completed the FWC “Cleaning windows safely course” and we had most of the required documentation in place.
Although we already had “Safe Contractor” we have found that because SAM is a training based Safety in procurement scheme - (as opposed to paper based) it is appreciated by our Commercial Customers as it documents and demonstrates our Companies commitment to Health and Safety. It also puts us out in front when applying for Tenders and Contracts.
JA Lee Window & General Cleaning Contractors Ltd
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 shown here) 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.