Commercial Access Methods
We offer some of the most innovative approaches available. The best approach always depends on the buildings design, location, and tasks to be completed whilst working to work at height hierarchy. We offer all methods in order that we can tailor a solution around your building. The one thing that won’t change is our customer service.
What Is Rope Access?
Rope access system is a safe method of working at height where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work position and to be supported there.
Advantages Of Rope Access?
The advantage of using rope access methods mainly lies in the safety and speed with which workers can get to or from difficult locations in order to carry out their work, often with minimal impact on other operations, surrounding areas and the environment. Another major benefit is the reduction of the combination of the total man-hours and perceived level of risk for a particular task (man-at-risk hours) when compared with other means of access and their associated risks and costs.
The primary objective when using rope access methods is to carry out the work efficiently, with minimal accidents, incidents, or dangerous occurrences. In order to ensure a safe system of work is maintained at all times, whilst avoiding damage to property or harm to the environment, careful planning and documented risk assessments are undertaken for each operation.
What Is Cradle BMU & Suspended Cradle?
Building Maintenance Units (BMU)
Often referred to as a window cleaning cradle, a gondola or a gantry, Building Maintenance Units are a type of permanent mechanical access equipment generally installed on the building’s roof level that is operated manually, automatically or by remote control.
The BMU can be installed in a static location or on fixed or free-standing tracks, allowing the unit to traverse the full perimeter of the roof. From the main unit a telescopic jib suspends a cradle or basket over the edge of the building that can be lowered or raised allowing access to all of the building’s fascia and general window cleaning maintenance.
What Is Suspended Cradles?
Suspended access platforms are safe working areas hung from cables which can be raised and lowered into position using powered winches Suspended cradles are widely used for maintenance, cleaning, inspection and installation work on both the external and internal sides of buildings and structures.
Suspended either directly from a gantry, structure or using a specially fabricated roof-rig system, temporary access cradles are a quick and convenient method of accessing heights or depths out of the range of conventional access methods such as scaffolding, ladders, cherry pickers and scissor lifts.
Another advantage of cradles is that they create no obstruction at ground level and generally need no tying in to the building face. With little noise or vibration, cradles are ideal for working at height on occupied buildings.
Advantages Of Cradle Access?
Access cradles provide a fast, safe, versatile, cost-effective, and secure access alternative to traditional scaffolding and mobile elevating work platforms. Advantages of cradle access platforms include;
Competitive cost compared to other methods of working at height
Versatile, modular systems allow us to overcome many different access problems
Minimal disruption to the building surroundings
Access cradles are a flexible, safe, and cost-effective method of access
No obstruction at ground level
Generally, need no tying in to the building face
Little noise or vibration, cradles are ideal for working at height on occupied buildings
WHAT IS A MEWP?
Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) are manoeuvrable and compact machines used to lift workers into spaces they otherwise would not be able to reach. MEWP hire is used on both indoor and outdoor worksites to eliminate the risk of accidents associated with climbing, lifting, and even falling on the job. The need to keep your workers safe while accessing high areas is common between many different sectors, making MEWP hire versatile and universally needed. Worker’s utilising high level window cleaning along with gutter clearance services and other building high level infrastructure tasks all need access to Mobile-Elevated Work Platforms. The most common types of MEWPs include scissor lifts, boom lifts, access platforms, and aerial platforms.
Advantages Of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms?
As we said, MEWP hire is universally needed and supports a variety of industry sectors. But Mobile-Elevated Work Platforms are also flexible between different tasks on the same project. MEWPs can be easily adjusted for different heights, and some are even designed for use on rough terrains. They’re easily set up and packed down while also being compact and easily manoeuvred into tight areas before extending.
MEWPs that are mounted as part of a truck are the easiest to transport. However, larger stand-alone MEWPs can also be transported on a flatbed or trailer. Some MEWP models can even move while the platform is still raised, which is beneficial when completing jobs in multiple locations across a project site.
Spider-lift Mobile Elevated Work Platforms are the best for tight spaces and building interiors, as they’re lightweight and have low ground pressure. They don’t damage floors or pathways and fit through standard doorways and gates.
All-terrain vehicles with attached Mobile-Elevated Work Platforms, four-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering options are best for jobs in extreme conditions. Their levelling controls make it possible to operate, even on heavily sloped ground.
Power access platforms are mobile, safe, and flexible. They resolve a number of issues these include access to tight spaces, hard to reach areas, health and safety considerations, and value for money, designed for use on rough terrains. Whatever the size and location of your job, they are easy to operate and install, safe to use, and can cater for a range of needs and requirements for working at height.
About The Reach & Wash System
How Does It Work?
Everyone has the right to work safely, and that includes window cleaners. For decades, working at height was simply accepted as an occupational hazard of the window cleaning industry. Reach & wash systems allow windows to be cleaned safely from the ground using long reaching telescopic poles. A soft bristled brush is used to scrub the dirt off the glass, while jets of pure water rinse the windows after. The pure water we supply has no impurities. It dries to a spot-free finish, leaving no marks behind once dried naturally on its own. By using the reach & wash system, modern window cleaning is no longer the dangerous job it once was.
Advantages Of The Reach & Wash System?
Safety is the most important benefit of the reach & wash system. However, it’s not the only reason. The reach & wash system can clean windows up to the height of 70ft, well beyond the reach of ladders, and is much safer, more efficient and totally environmentally friendly then other methods of working at height.
Our systems conform to recognised industry standards such as the European CE Mark.
High Level Internal Window Cleaning
High Level Internal Window Cleaning is the perfect answer to where ladders MEWP or other reach equipment is normally required, as it allows you to clean windows at height with your feet on the ground. Our clamped carbon high-powered vacuum poles, provides you the perfect solution for internal window cleaning at height. Leaving perfectly clean windows, ledges and frames.
Once we have soaped the windows, our Vak-Head attachment allows us to vacuum the glass removing the water and soapy residue straight into our wet and dry high-powered vacuum leaving a smear free shine finnish.
Great method for car showrooms, stair wells and atriums in office blocks, schools, colleges, hotels, airports, shopping centres. Saving time, saving money.
Advantages Of High-Level Internal Window Cleaning
Clean internal windows cleaned up to 70ft safety from the ground
Saving time and money
Environment-friendly then mobile elevating work platform
Easy equipment to setup
Quiet and less noisy than mobile elevating work platform
Less disruption within the workplace
High Level Internal Dusting
High level internal dusting is a specialist cleaning service. And is one of those vital tasks that you generally cannot risk allowing your own staff to undertake. A lot of our clients don’t realise that when their ceilings accumulate dust and other sediment, it cannot only make their location look second rate, it could potentially create a health hazard.
Clear Shine Essex are High Level Cleaning specialises in removing dust, dirt and grime from these hard-to-reach places, so that your location can look exceptional and be as safe as possible. Our high-level cleaning process restores and cleans your internal and external buildings including all contemporary cladding materials, glass, metal, aluminium, stainless steel, brick, stone and UPVC.
High Level Cleaning is needed to comply with the requirements of your insurance to reduce the fire risk to possible minimum by todays technical standard.
Our high-powered industrial vacuums with high-reach carbon fibre suction poles are cost-effective for high-level dusting. A single operator can rapidly and effectively remove dust from high beams, electrical conduits, air vents, and windowsills.
We have a dedicated trained group of cleaners who have the skills for High Level Cleaning and where necessary IPAF certificates for operating the required access equipment such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts but, most often for internal and external high-level cleaning we use a High-Level Vacuum Cleaning fitted with on board wireless camera system for precision cleaning that will enable us to remove dust, debris, and cobwebs up to 70ft.
We specialise in Logistic and Distribution Centres, Manufactures, Warehouses, Restaurants, Retail Shopping centres, Supermarkets, Hospitals, Churches, Offices, airports, colleges, universities and schools. For the latest regulations and health and safety requirements. Whatever the access method is, health and safety is always the main consideration at Clear Shine Essex.
Advantages Of High-Level Internal Dusting
Create a clean and safe working environment
Remove unhygienic dust
Compliance with laws and regulations
Allows access to restricted areas
Improves the quality of fresh air within the workplace
Working up to the heights of 70ft safety from the ground
Reduces the fire risk within the workplace
A single operator can rapidly and effectively remove dust from high beams, electrical conduits, air vents, and windowsills up to 70ft safety from the ground
Less disruption within the workplace then other access methods like scaffolding or mobile elevating work platforms machinery
Less noisy and quieter then scaffolding and mobile elevating work platforms