Don't bother applying for this job if you have a fear of heights. Window cleaners clean interior and exterior window surfaces on homes, offices and retail outlets and often have to clean multi-storey buildings, which involves abseiling, using a hoist system or a cherry picker. Window cleaners also clean stone walls, metal surfaces and window frames, and often work irregular hours in shifts staring early or finishing late. The job usually involves travelling from one location to another and involves standing for long periods of time. They may be employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis by a company or run their own business. Window cleaners clean windows on residential and commercial buildings.
Window cleaners primarily clean glass surfaces by applying and removing cleaning solutions. Their work involves assembling and dismantling ladders, scaffolding and other support equipment. They are required to use ladders, cherry pickers, hoist systems or abseiling to reach windows in multi-storey buildings. They often perform minor repairs and are responsible for their tools and equipment.
- Physically fit and able to bend and stretch
- Enjoy practical and methodical work
- Be honest and reliable
- Be able to work at heights