What does this mean?
Well, the FWC ( Federation of Window Cleaners, UK), the IWCA ( International Window Cleaning Association, USA) and the AWCF ( Australian Window Cleaning Federation, AUS ) have announced a strategic alliance. The immediate goals of the alliance is to document and promote accurate technical information related to window/glass cleaning.
WCM thinks this is a good idea in order to promote good pratices that are standard worldwide. It means that we will all be singing from the same song sheet 🙂
Further to this a written ASTM glass cleaning standard to be used worldwide in order to establish working relationships with glass fabricators and manufacturers within the international glass industry and to advance scientific research on causes of tempered glass scratching and improvements in cleaning methods.
It would be interesting to see how these standards will be agreed upon. A step in the right direction for clear guidance to window cleaners says WCM.