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.


  • Avoid contamination

    Avoid the mixing or contamination of materials.

  • 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.

  • Clean building floors

    Clean the floors and stairways of buildings by sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping them, according to hygienic and organisational standards.

  • 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.

  • Remove contaminants

    Use chemicals and solvents to remove contaminants from products or surfaces.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assess contamination

    Analyse evidence of contamination. Advise on how to decontaminate.

Optional knowledge and skills

carry out pressure washing activities handle chemical cleaning agents graffiti removal techniques build scaffolding maintain cleaning equipment waste management disinfect surfaces microbiology-bacteriology clean glass surfaces perform demarcation clean wood surface dispose waste assess waste type identify damage to public space sort waste perform cleaning activities in an outdoor environment report on building damage use solvents follow safety procedures when working at heights

Source: Sisyphus ODB