Monday, 29 October 2012

Pigeon Guano Removal using Rope Access Birmingham

Specialist Cleaning using Rope Access Birmingham

We have been given the task of removing an infestation of pigeon guano from 6 high rise tower blocks on behalf of Solihull Borough Council.

We deployed our specialist cleaning team to carry out the works to the x6 14 storey tower blocks.

Removal of guano can come with risks to health but as long as these risks are managed then they become minimal.

In the first instance..... the correct PPE was issued to our techs..... safety goggles, P3 dust particle masks, safety gloves and overalls.

At initial stage, the guano is sprayed with PX Ornikill .... a specialist guano disinfectant that kills all the following bacteria associated with guano.....
  • Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease associated with droppings and also grows in soils. It is very unlikely that healthy people will become infected even at high levels of exposure.
  • Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum, which grows in pigeon droppings. It also grows in soils and can be found throughout the world.
  • Psittacosis is an infection caused by Chlamydia psittaci, a type of bacteria found in the droppings of birds such as pigeons. When bird droppings dry and become airborne people may inhale them and get sick.
The PX Ornikill is sprayed to kill the bacteria and to dampen the guano spores..... the guano is then scraped off the glazing and disposed of..... unfortunately most glazing that has been infested with guano over a number of years leaves an acid etching which cannot be removed.

If your Organisation requires any of our specialist cleaning.... please contact us via our web

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Rope Access Window Cleaning Coventry

Rope Access Window Cleaning Coventry

Rope Access Window Cleaning 

At Complete Access - Rope Access Specialists - We have over 20 years experience in cleaning and maintenance services.
Every job is different .... so therefore we are required to provide the following as an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure)......RAMS (Risk Assessment & Methods Statement) ... these documents are site specific and will be drafted up by our H&S Managers. Our H&S Managers hold a wealth of experience in this field and are certificated to the following: NEBOSH lvl3, IOSH, CCSNG, C&G lvl2.

PPE - All of our equipment is subject to a 6 monthly inspection which is recorded and traceable under PUWER & LOLER.

Rope Access Operatives - Our Operatives are trained to IRATA Standards. We conform to the British Standard BS7985

Window Cleaning - All of our Operatives have obtained the City & Guilds Level 2 in Building Support Services



Window Cleaning Birmingham

Window Cleaning Birmingham

Our Window Cleaning Services have always been at the forefront to delivering cost effective services to our clients.
We deliver one of the most Proficient, Professional and Safety Derived Rope Access Window Cleaning Services to the UK Market. Our competitors cannot deliver the dedicated service we offer Our Longstanding Clients
Safety Training

EVERY single one of Our long term technicians are trained and certificated with the following:
  • IRATA Levels 1,2 & 3 Conforming to BS7985 The British Standard.
  • City & Guilds Level 2 in Window Cleaning & Building Support Services.
  • NEBOSH General Certificate Level 3
  • IPAF 3a & 3b Certification.
  • First Aid - All technicians are 1st aid trained and certificated.
  • IOSH - Technicians are certificated with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
  • CCSNG - Safety Passports.

At Complete Access we have a duty of care to make sure our technicians work well within guidelines and regulations set out by the Health and Safety Executive..........

  • Working At Height Regulations (WAH) 2005 - We actively work to prevent falls from and equipment falling from height by ensuring our staff are trained in both the task in hand and the correct use of equipment supplied.
  • LOLER 1998 – All equipment is visually inspected prior to every use and on a six monthly basis. A full test of anchorage systems takes place on an annual basis.
  • PUWER 1998 - Correct issue and use of equipment is paramount to safety and a fully traceable equipment log is completed by one of our competant persons.  
  • Confined Space Regulations 1997..... all of our techs regularly carry out Confined Space Cleaning, Maintenance & Inspection Works .....all are certificated to do so and PPE is issued in line with PUWER Regs - ( Confined Space Window Cleaning to Lift Shafts) 


  • Britannia Safe Contractor.
  • Lambert Smith Hamptons SM&MS Contractor Plus.
  • Full Members of Federation of Window Cleaners. 

If your Company requires our professional services ...please contact us via our website

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Scenic Lift Cleaning using Rope Access

Scenic Lift Cleaning using Rope Access Methods

We were called in by Newlands Shopping Centre to carry out the cleaning to their scenic lift shaft areas.

The Rope Access Cleaning was the easy bit..... but the rigging was  bit more complex.

Upon surveying the job... we decided that the anchor points were going to be from structural steel work above the lift some points the steel work was 40 ft above with no direct access to it to attach ropes directly.

We agreed that we had to throw a line up & over the tuberlar steel work and create pull thru's

If your Organisation requires any of our services.... please dont hesitate to contact us via our website