The aim of this policy is to communicate the commitment of the Directors and management team to the promotion of equality of opportunity in Window Clean UK
It is our policy to provide employment equality to all, irrespective of:
We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All job applicants, employees and others who work for us will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on any of the above grounds. Decisions about recruitment and selection, promotion, training or any other benefit will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination.
We recognise that the provision of equal opportunities in the workplace is not only good management practice, it also makes sound business sense. Our equal opportunities policy will help all those who work for us to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be utilised fully to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
To whom does the policy apply?
We are committed to:
The managing director has specific responsibility for the effective implementation of this policy. Each director, manager and supervisor also has responsibilities and we expect all our employees to abide by the policy and help create the equality environment which is its objective.
In order to implement this policy we shall:
We will establish appropriate information and monitoring systems to assist the effective implementation of our equal opportunities policy.
The effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy will be reviewed regularly [at least annually] and action taken as necessary.
Employees who believe that they have suffered any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation are entitled to raise the matter with the company management. All complaints of discrimination will be dealt with seriously, promptly and confidentially.
In addition to our internal procedures, employees have the right to pursue complaints of discrimination to an industrial tribunal or the Fair Employment Tribunal.
However, employees wishing to make a complaint to a tribunal will normally be required to raise their complaint under our internal grievance procedures first.
Every effort will be made to ensure that employees who make complaints will not be victimised. Any complaint of victimisation will be dealt with seriously, promptly and confidentially. Victimisation will result in disciplinary action and may warrant dismissal.
Window Clean UK promotes best practice in all aspects of running a commercial window cleaning business. We understand that our service must fulfill many requirements before being recognized as professional window cleaning and specialist Access Company.
Window Clean UK & Innovation
Over the past century many new innovations in safety and access have become available to the window cleaning industry. Such as the Water Fed Pole systems. Using water that has had the minerals removed entirely through a filtering system, and then pumped up the poles to a brush head that can reach variable heights up to 65 feet, cleaning the glazing and leaving it to dry whilst more importantly the operatives feet never leave the safety of the ground. At the opposite end of the scale Abseiling is now very widely used as a perfect option for high level access with an impeccable safety record.
Our innovation covers not only new innovative products and practices that become available to the industry but also addresses issues such as:
Innovation drives every industry and Window Cleaning is no exception.
Window Clean UK & Sustainability
People are the most important renewable resource and therefore, are the strongest asset to any organization. A strong development program is the underlying factor for a company's success. Employees are the concrete foundation for the company and programs should be implemented that reward and provide comprehensive training and evaluation.
We must adapt to this rapidly changing environment by being prepared to change and implement new creative ideas related to sustainability. New solutions that improve recycling and waste redirecting can ultimately reduce costs and increase profits.
Sustainability is only created when you provide a consistently good service managed by professionals.
With increasing pressure on window cleaning companies to adhere to the ever changing and the most current, it is imperative that in order to maintain good sustainability all companies must invest in this area if they want to remain a company to be recognized. As a minimum they should be working to or be accredited to ISO9001 quality systems, ISO14001 environmental ISO18001 H&S. as these form good solid base to perform or outperform from.
Window Clean UK & Training & Safety
Best practice is promoted to our staff through various means, including many training and safety courses, including:
Added to this and most importantly is a good line of communication, holding regular in house meetings including refresher courses and covering all the current H&S and environmental issues and practices that have to be adhered to.
Procedures must be regulated from the initial site survey to producing Risk assessments and Method statements, to mobilizing contracts, ensuring that all parties are aware of their responsibilities. From surveyors to management, management to operations, operations to foreman, foreman to team leaders and team leaders to operatives, these are relayed through strict procedures which in turn ensure the safety of the operative and the environment he is working in.
Good procedures regenerate and therefore form the basis of safe working and operating systems.