Cleaning at height

This service will help you if you need to clean a hard-to-reach area in your factory.

By law, any person working above three metres must be protected from the chance of falling and being injured. Therefore, cleaning at height creates a compliance issue for you – this service solves that issue. 

What is your solution?

We can come and assess your site to analyse difficult access points. Once we have agreed on the best solution, our technicians can come and clean your hard-to-reach areas. 

With over 145 years combined experience, our technicians are trained and competent; just what you need to clean your high areas safely. They have the right equipment to maintain safety while accessing those hard-to-reach areas to provide an adequate clean. We can also provide you with trained safety observers. 

In some cases, this service can reduce your need for scaffolding or permanent edge protection.  It will also reduce your need to:

  • purchase and maintain fall arrest equipment
  • keep the fall arrest certifications updated
  • train your people in height safety, and
  • regularly refresh this training.

You also do not need to worry about the soils dropping onto your site below. We have various methods of containing soils to prevent fouling of equipment or plant below, such as catchment nets or our vacuum recovery truck. 

We also provide drone services for aerial photography and roof and gutter inspections

You could do it in house. 

We recommend this if you have high cleaning that needs to be done regularly – every day for example.  Here, it would be cost-effective to train your own people and buy your own equipment.

What qualifications do your technicians have?

Some of our qualifications that link to cleaning at height are:

  • 23962 : Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self-propelled boom lift elevating work platform (EWP)
  • 23963 : Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a trailer mounted elevating work platform (EWP)
  • 23966 : Describe types of elevated work platforms (EWP’s) and legislative requirements for their use
  • 23960 : Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift elevating work Platform (EWP)
  • 25045 : Employ height safety equipment in the workplace
  • 17600 : Explain safe work practices for working at heights
  • 23229 : Use safety harness system when working at height
  • 17596 : Demonstrate knowledge of safety observer responsibilities in the workplace

See the full list of our qualifications here.

How high can we reach and how far out? 

With long-reach equipment we can reach 7m off the ground, scaffold or platform.  We regularly use mobile elevated work platforms (EWPs) that reach up to 26m.  The highest we can reach is 33m (26m + 7m). 

Keep in mind, the further the cleaning tool is from the human, the less accurate it is. 

How much does cleaning at height cost?

The price of cleaning at heights varies greatly, based on the scope of the job and the actual cleaning method being used (dry ice blasting, pressure washing, chemical cleaning etc). 

A basic estimation of the cost includes:

  • Industrial cleaning supervisor: $80.79 + GST / hour
  • Industrial cleaning technician: $68.89 + GST / hour
  • Safety observer: $60.06 + GST / hour
  • Access equipment

We do not do abseiling ourselves; we use a contractor for these jobs.

Access is a big limitation when cleaning at height. If we cannot stand under the area you need cleaned, it will likely be difficult to clean. If the pitch of a roof you need cleaned is above 30° it will also be difficult for us to clean.  That does not necessarily mean we can not clean it.  This is why we perform a site assessment before we begin to find the difficult access points and create a solution for accessing them.