An easy way to gauge an industrial business’ effectiveness is to see how clean it is. You must know that clients and customers are always looking, and they will judge your products and services based on how clean your facilities are. Besides, studies now show that the more sanitary industrial facilities are, the more productive they tend to be. In addition, they are safer for employees when they are organized and clean.
Whether your business has gleaming, beautiful dairy brick or plain old cement, you need to keep it well maintained and clean of debris and packaging material. Having clean workspaces and floors is worth the investment and may even mean more productivity and added revenue.
The following are four cleaning and maintenance tips for your industrial space.
Pay Attention to Safety Issues
Simple awareness of issues like leaking equipment, sills, and floor hazards can help you get things cleaned up quickly to prevent mishaps or injury. You want to prevent things from piling up so you can clean and keep floors maintained.
If floors are chipped, have breakage, or tiles are missing, you want to call in a professional to fix the problem. So, for example, if you have unique industrial brick floors with chipped or broken bricks, you will want to call in the dairy brick repair contractor to get it repaired immediately. Chips and broken bricks can cause people to slip and fall and may result in workers’ compensation issues. A contractor will have the experience and supplies needed to make the necessary repairs.
Make Regular Cleaning Goals
It is easier to keep an industrial space clean when you do regular cleaning. Assign employees specific tasks based on area. Give employees daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks and perform regular inspections. Ensure that cleaning tasks are documented and scheduled appropriately. For instance, employees should sweep areas daily and inspect for wet areas, damage, and other issues. Racks can be programmed for monthly cleaning, but shipping docks and regions may require daily dusting depending on location.
Consider Immediate Cleaning Processes
Some management teams do not consider a project complete unless the mess is cleaned up at the end of the day. If a machine creates debris, have the user clean up the area before he leaves his shift. The same is true for garbage. Have each worker remove the trash from his station and dispose of it properly.
Assign Cleaning Zones
No matter what kind of business you manage, give employees the responsibility of keeping their areas clean. If you have conveyor belts, ensure that workers around that area sweep and clean up around the machine. Do not allow workers to leave messes for the next shift. Quick cleaning on a regular basis can make shifts more productive and keep cleaning crews from having too much work.
Create a Committed Team
Clean facilities are the image you project to others. It reflects your leadership skills and the skills of every one of your team members. If you don’t create and enforce cleaning rules, your facility will deteriorate and you will eventually have work injury problems.