Profession building exterior cleaner
Building exterior cleaners remove dirt and litter from a building's exterior, as well as perform restoration tasks. They ensure the cleaning methods are compliant with safety regulations, and monitor the exteriors to ensure they are in proper condition.
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- Cleaning techniques
Various techniques and tools used to clean different types of surfaces to achieve a certain degree of cleanliness such as sweeping, vacuuming, degreasing and wet cleaning.
- Cleaning industry health and safety measures
Preventive and interventional methods used in the cleaning industry to maintain health and safety for all workers and tertiary persons.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Clean building floors
Clean the floors and stairways of buildings by sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping them, according to hygienic and organisational standards.
- Assess contamination
Analyse evidence of contamination. Advise on how to decontaminate.
- Secure working area
Secure the operation site fixing boundaries, restricting access, placing signs and taking other measures in order to guarantee public and staff safety.
- Remove contaminants
Use chemicals and solvents to remove contaminants from products or surfaces.
- Clean building facade
Perform cleaning activities of the main face of a building, using appropriate equipment, as required by the complexity and height of the building.
- Apply spraying techniques
Apply the most optimal spraying techniques, such as a perpendicular spraying angle, maintenance at a consistent distance, trigger the spray gun gradually, overlap surface spots, and others.
- Operate pressure washer
Operate a mechanical sprayer which makes use of high pressure to clean surfaces and rid them of contamination, paint residue, dirt and grime, and mould.
- Avoid contamination
Avoid the mixing or contamination of materials.
- Identify damage to buildings
Monitor the state of building exteriors in order to identify any possible damage and to assess the nature of the damage and treatment methods.