Window cleaners


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Window cleaners wash and polish windows and other glass fittings.


No academic qualifications are required. On-the-job training may be available in larger firms. NVQs/SVQs in Cleaning: Windows, Glass and Façade Surfaces at Level 2 are available.

Typical tasks

  • secures ladders and other equipment to gain safe access to glass;
  • selects appropriate cleaning or polishing implement;
  • washes and polishes glass with brushes, cloths, sponges, water and solvents.

Common job titles

Cleaner, window
Contractor, cleaning, window