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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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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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Window Cleaning In A Whisky Factory

WCM reader Matthew Helliwell of Clear Vision found out that I was a great fan of Glenmorangie single malt whisky. He just happened to window clean in a place that makes the stuff! He is sending me an 18 year old bottle of the golden malt and I cant wait! So, I thought I would ask him about the window cleaning he carries out at the distilling plant…. Lee: First of all thanks for passing on…

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17th Annual Window Cleaning Network Picnic reported back to WCM by John Lee

The 17th Annual Window Cleaning Network Picnic is going well by all accounts. The event is being held right NOW,  Weekend of Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Our reporter on the ground, John Lee gives us some immediate feed back on this event. JOHN: “Hi, Im John Lee of Johnwcr.com reporting to you from the WCN Picnic in Wisconsin, USA. Lee Burbidge, this is my first WCN picnic and I have to say it…

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Route Work – is it really worth it?

The Window Cleaning Magazine speaks with David Morris of Dave Morris Window Cleaning in the South West of the UK and asks the question – is route work really worth it? WCM: How many stores do you clean a month in your business? Dave: I have not really counted but over 1000. WCM: Is the myth correct. Are city centres sewn up by ‘bucket joes’ that have been cleaning the stores since year dot? Dave: Yes and…

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Xline Systems Product Demonstration Day & BBQ…

Xline Systems will be holding a product demonstration event and summer BBQ on Saturday 8th June 2013 This is an opportunity for local window cleaners to come along and see the complete product range and get hands on with the Evolution water fed pole or even to try out the Xline portable trolley & filtration systems. Members of the Xline team will be on hand to offer advice or to answer any questions people may have.  …

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