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Corwoods Window Cleaning

I had the privilege of interviewing Paul and Victoria at Corwoods today. They have a great set-up both with the shop and the window cleaning business. Paul is one of the good guys. He’s not out to sell his products or services ‘at any cost’, if it’s not worth our purchasing it he will tell you rather than take your money. He’s an honest and straight talking chap. The hour and a half went very quickly…

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The Most Positive Man I Know.

His name is Darron Mothersby and he is, by a long way, the most positive person I have met for some time. On August 31st 2012 he fell from his ladder while window cleaning and is now paralysed from his neck down. Despite this any visitor to his bedside goes away feeling much better than when they arrived. Yes he has issues with his health, he’s desperate to get rid of his respirator for example, but…

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Are window cleaners in the UK exempt from drought orders?

This is a good question. So, we at WCM contacted DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) DEFRA has policy responsibility for water resources in England.  This is their response: Under the Water Resources Act 1991 and the Drought Direction 2011, an ordinary drought order may authorise a water undertaker to prohibit or limit the use of water for cleaning a window of a non-domestic building using a hosepipe other than for health or safety…

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Gaining Commercial Work

by Kate Baker Depending on a cleaning company’s preferences and setup, commercial contracts may be the Holy Grail for some folk. No more waiting for Mrs Bennett to remember to pay you the seven quid she still owes you and no more dealing with the hungry Rottie left parked in the back garden. Of course, if Mrs Bennett also owns a company as well, you’re still in the do-do’s! So, how to attract commercial contracts? A well designed website is always a good start though pretty useless on its own…

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Fatal plunge window cleaner was keeping up his Cheetham Hill round for ‘pennies’

Is there an argument here for window cleaners wearing helmets whilst using a ladder? The tragic story of the pensioner window cleaner who died as a direct result due to multiple head injuries after falling from a ladder at first floor height. Years ago people felt silly wearing  protective head gear for cycling, now its the norm. This was after many deaths caused by head injury to cyclists. Should we be wearing head gear for ladder…

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