Career outlook for window cleaner
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would work at homes and businesses, cleaning windows, doors and other glass surfaces to create a pleasant environment for the people who live or work there.
You could work on different types of buildings, including houses, schools, offices, shops and hospitals.
- Mix cleaning chemicals and detergents
- Use ladders to clean lower windows
- Wash windows at a higher level using water-fed poles
- Clean windows on high buildings like tower blocks using a safety harness
- Collect and record payments
- Safely store equipment like ladders and transport it between jobs
If you are self-employed, you would also:
- Market your cleaning services
- Plan your own work schedule
- Do paperwork and keep accounts (or find someone to do this for you)
- Come up with prices and persuade customers to pay on time
You’d need to be able to work quickly and efficiently, and have a good awareness of health and safety.
A good head for heights is essential. You might sometimes be asked to do different types of work at heights, such as clearing gutters and cleaning paintwork or window frames.
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