Research Article

Occupational hazards in window cleaning.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5982.530 (Published 30 August 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:530
  1. B F Ribeiro

    Abstract

    Accidental falls involving window cleaners treated at the Middlesex Hospital over five years are reviewed. Failure to use safety belts and the lack of suitable anchorage points were contributary factors in all 20 patients. The use of protective equipment and the provision of anchorage points should be enforced. While the doctor's duty is to treat injuries he also has the opportunity to draw attention to their prevention.