Window Cleaner Kaihoroi Matapihi

Window cleaners clean windows and other glass in shops, schools, offices, hospitals and homes.

Window cleaners may do some or all of the following:

  • set up cleaning equipment
  • clean and dry windows and frames
  • look after cleaning equipment
  • record their work.

Window cleaners who clean windows on tall buildings also set up ropes, scaffolding or work platforms.

Some window cleaners also do general cleaning.

Physical Requirements

Window cleaners need to be physically fit as they spend long periods on their feet.

Those who work on the outside of tall buildings need to be comfortable working at heights.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for window cleaners includes:

  • work as a cleaner, scaffolder or car groomer
  • work in construction
  • experience with heights, including abseiling, for window cleaners working at heights.

Personal Qualities

Window cleaners need to be:

  • reliable and motivated
  • careful and accurate, with an eye for detail
  • quick and efficient
  • able to follow instructions.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for window cleaners includes:

  • work as a cleaner, scaffolder or car groomer
  • work in construction
  • experience with heights, including abseiling, for window cleaners working at heights.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a window cleaner.

Window Cleaners can earn around $19-$20 per hour per year.

Window cleaners may progress to run their own businesses, or work as managers.

Window cleaners may specialise in cleaning tall buildings, or in eco-friendly cleaning without chemicals.

Window Cleaner

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