THREE REASONS WHY REGULAR WAREHOUSE CLEANING IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE
Keeping workplaces clean and tidy presents many health and safety benefits for customers, employers and employees alike. Conquest shares three key advantages to maintaining a clean warehouse.
With the October 2018 National Safe Work Month now underway, it’s a timely reminder that a safe working environment for everyone should always be management’s number one priority. A regular cleaning schedule will help ensure the potential for accidents and incidents is kept to a minimum. Modern industrial floor cleaners offer a variety of safety options which can help reduce:
• Slips – A floor scrubber machine can quickly get rid of the liquids, built-up residue and dust which can so easily cause an accident. In just one pass, floors are immediately left dry and safe to walk on.
• Trips – An effective floor sweeper is an efficient way to collect loose debris from large spaces, making an area consistently safe for foot traffic.
• Air Pollution – A regular and efficient cleaning program with the right equipment can significantly improve air quality for staff and visitors, reducing the risk of illness as a result.
Although warehouses are busy work environments, presentation is important. A regular cleaning program adds to the smooth running of the warehouse by ensuring stock is quickly identifiable and fit for sale. It can also help reduce any write-off levels caused by misplaced or damaged stock lines.
A clean warehouse, clear of dust and debris, also provides a better, healthier working environment. Employees are happier and more motivated when their workspace is regularly cared for; free of the distraction and low morale that excess dirt and mess can cause.
3. Dust control
High dust levels are an unwelcome feature of the open-plan nature of warehouses. The constant movement of trucks, forklifts and other product-moving equipment produces high levels of dust, making prevention of settlement on stock a real challenge – particularly for food-grade facilities where hygiene standards are necessarily very high.
Dust can also easily find its way into office equipment and air-conditioning machinery, so dealing with it effectively can help businesses reduce maintenance and down-time costs.
Powerful floor sweepers and warehouse cleaning machines offer a way to make significant inroads into reducing dust build-up. And, because many of our floor cleaning equipment models run on long-lasting batteries, there are no fumes to add to the dust problem.
Excessive dust also poses a very real danger to asthma sufferers. A regular routine of cleaning and sweeping will ensure that workers’ exposure to harmful dust particles is kept to a minimum, leading to a healthier, more productive workplace for all.