Why Anchor Point Testing Is Essential For Abseil Window Cleaning

by | Jan 28, 2021 | Abseil Window Cleaning

Abseil window cleaning requires high-level cleaning; therefore, commercial window cleaners must ensure that a commercial window clean will operate safely before it commences.

Anchor points are an essential component in safe and effective window cleaning. It’s these features of the building that enable an abseiling window team to ascend and descend safely to provide an exceptional clean.

Anchor points are a part of a building structure that needs to be totally reliable, which is why testing them is crucial. Read on to find out why…

What Exactly Are Anchor Points? 

For your commercial window cleaning, anchor points, also known as eyebolts – enable an abseiling team to attach their equipment to all the right places on your commercial building’s façade.

Anchor points allow commercial window cleaners to travel up and down a building with ease and assurance that they’re operating safely.

Why Do I Need Anchor Point Testing With My Abseiling Clean?
Having safe and trustworthy anchor points are important when undergoing abseiling. When there are unsafe eyebolts and anchor points, it can lead to serious health and safety risks, such as:

  • Health and safety issues that may result in injury to abseil cleaning staff.
  • Lack of compliance. Health and safety legislations are important for every business and ensuring the safety of working conditions is a big part of this.
  • Damage to your building because of an incident that can occur without anchor points being sufficiently tested.

Your building will need sufficient anchor point testing with an abseil cleaning because, without it, it’ll not only cause damage to your building, but it also has the potential for human cost in terms of injuries and fatalities.

What Does An Anchor Point Test Involve?

As you can imagine, anchor points need to be strong and robust. They’ll be required to support the weight of the cleaning staff, as well as equipment.

As a result, they must be regularly examined to ensure that they are suitable for abseiling. Testing anchor points is best done by the cleaning team that you frequently work with, as they’ll understand how your building is cleaned, where the key anchor points are, and how the pressure and weight are most likely to be distributed.

The testing process will ensure that the anchor points are in position around a building, are in excellent condition, and are strong and well maintained to be able to withstand the wear and tear that they’ll be exposed to.



Anchor point testing is vital for your abseil clean because when commercial cleaners are working at height, safety measures need to be carried out to ensure your clean runs smoothly.

For any building that requires regular abseil cleaning, anchor point testing should be regularly scheduled.

This expert testing not only provides reassurance and guarantees compliance but underpins positive working relationships with your cleaning partners too.

Need your anchor points tested? Get in touch with Aquamark Cleaning.


About Aquamark

Aquamark recognises the diversity of issues that come with managing large residential and commercial properties. That’s why they’ve designed a unique approach to commercial window and glass cleaning that creates valuable customer experiences for all.

With their unique In-Touch Live Status Checker, you are kept updated with what has already been cleaned, what is currently being cleaned and what’s still left to clean, in just a few clicks.

This gives you full transparency-allowing you to focus on work priorities, whilst they focus on implementing the most effective window cleaning programme for the building.

They are not only recognised as a highly credible commercial window cleaning company in London but nationwide across the UK. This is down to their extended commercial window cleaning offering which includes: abseiling window cleaning, cradle window cleaning, water-fed pole window cleaning, cherry pickerconstruction cleans, building cleans and commercial gutter cleans.

When you’re looking at renewing your contract for window cleaning for a reliable, high-quality clean with professional window cleaners, or you want to explore which solution is most suited to the building you manage, contact the team at Aquamark.

You can book your slot for a free site assessment here, or if you’d prefer to chat, pick a time that best suits you.

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