Here is a look at a typical day... A Spanish Translator will be on-site
7:30 am Breakfast and Introductions
8:00-9:30 am Plan
Ahead for Safety-Stefan Bright, IWCA Safety Director
comprehensive seminar reviews a brief history of the efforts of the
International Window Cleaning Association toward the development of safety
programs and nationally recognized standards.
In addition, the remainder of this session addresses proper planning
with regards to equipment use, identifying hazards, site assessments and fall
10:00-11:30 am Breakout Session: Working
Safely around High Rise with Rope Descending Systems (RDS)
training is critical for workers using rope-descending systems. Gain an understanding of the proper equipment
selection, inspection and maintenance, accepted rigging practices, fall arrest
requirements and rescue considerations.
10:00-11:30 am Concurrent Breakout Session: Working Safely Around Route/Residential
around from the ground up is extremely dangerous.
You could fall off a ladder or damage priceless artwork. Whether you clean residential or commercial
windows, you must be thinking all the time.
In this class you will learn how to become more competent in window
cleaning by modifying attitudes and behaviors in safety.
11:40-12:30 pm Cal/OSHA
Senior Safety Engineer from the Department of Labor, Division of Occupational
Safety will be on hand to share their knowledge about window cleaning safety
and proper behavior window cleaners should practice during their daily
routines. Expect to hear about the importance of planning ahead and how to
identify hazards and prevent them from causing harm.
1:45-3:00 pm IWCA Certification Testing (for those who
passed online testing)
1:45-4:00 pm Hands-on demonstrations:
you are working on a boatswains chair or a swingstage, would you
know what to do if something malfunctioned and you were hanging from the top of
a 20-story building? This session will
give all attendees the opportunity to learn the dangers of fall arrest trauma
and what they can do to save themselves or their co-workers in an emergency.
As simple as it may seem to use a ladder, many
disabling injuries occur each year due to improper use of ladders. Learn the
"Dos” and the "Don’ts” that can keep you from becoming a victim of falling from
a ladder, plus learn about proper selection for the specific job you are
Aerial Lift Safety
Are you following the proper safety procedures
while operating your aerial lift? The
hands-on portion of this course will include each student participating in the operation of the lift
while getting safe use tips from the instructor. Lift training
will be provided by Sunbelt Rentals, an IWCA Member Value Program (MVP)