Safety & Training

Health and Safety Statement

Our goal: “No one gets hurt”

The management of Canada Wide Window Cleaning Inc. is committed to the health and safety of its employees and for anyone else involved in our projects. Protection of employees from injury and/or occupational disease is a major ongoing objective. We are always continuing to improve when it comes to creating an accident free workplace. This is accomplished through our effective administration, education and enforcement of our safety policy and procedures.

Our philosophy is that the well being of our company and clients is dependent on the healthy and safety of our workforce and the public. The Director and Officers of this corporation promise that every precaution reasonable in all circumstances will be taken to ensure safety for those involved. No job is to be regarded as so urgent that time cannot be taken to do it in a safe manner. The welfare of the individual is our greatest concern.

Supervisors are to be responsible for the health and safety of the workers in which they oversee. Supervisors are to ensure all the machinery and equipment in use is safe working conditions and in compliance with all relevant safety procedures. Our supervisors also hold valid CPR and First Aid training. Workers must receive adequate training in their specific work tasks to protect themselves and others around them from any harm. Employees and subcontractors are expected to protect themselves and any fellow co-worker(s) by ensuring proper compliance with the OHSA or any other applicable regulation. It is expected by management that workers report/notify a supervisor if they believe an employee is not working in safe manner.

We recognize that a safe work environment can only be established and sustained through a united effort. This will allow us to achieve our goal, “no one gets hurt” and make our company the place to work where employees share in corporate growth and success.

Everyone from our President to our newest employees has a shared responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. As a result, we hope to prevent as many incidents, accidents and injuries as possible.

Training 

At Canada Wide Window Cleaning Inc., adequate and thorough training is critical for ensuring all around safety. We strive to keep not just our workers safe but those in the public as well. We always conform to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Window Cleaning in the province of Ontario; R.R.O 1990, Reg. 859 as amended by O. Reg. 523/92 and we are in great standing with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. We have Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) registered trainers in-house for both suspended access equipment and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. We ensure all of our technicians have successfully taken/passed all safety courses before commencing work.

R.R.O 1990, Reg. 859: Window Cleaning –  https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90o01

Ontario Ministry of Labour Window Cleaning Guidelines – https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/gl_windowcleaning.php

Ontario Ministry of Labour Working at Heights – https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/heights.php

Insurance

We carry $5 Million in property damage and liability insurance and all our employees are bonded. Our window cleaners are covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and our account is in excellent standing.

Let us know if you require a copy of our Insurance certificate, and/or WSIB clearance certificate.