Beside the obvious reasons of having a clean and hygienic workplace, there are many other benefits to keeping a clean factory or warehouse. Setting aside dedicated time to cleaning your workplace can benefit your business in many ways. Read on for more details.
Complying with health and safety regulations
There are many health and safety regulations to adhere to when running a factory or warehouse. These include ‘ Health and safety at work 1974’ which means employers must ensure the health and safety of all their employees. This includes controlling risk factors in the work place, such as trip factors and any potential hazards. The employer is responsible for keeping all risks to a minimum and doing regular checks to ensure this is adhered to.
Also ‘Management Health, Safety at Work Regulations 1999’ means employers must regularly asses work place risks and follow through on any actions needed. This includes assessing any trip hazards or any potential work place hazards that are likely to cause potential accidents in the factory or warehouse.
There is also the ‘Workplace Health, Safety Welfare 1992’ which requires all workplace floor areas to be free from any hazards or obstructions.
If any of these regulations are not met, this can result in failing an inspection. Fines can be issued if an inspection is failed, or it can even result in the closure of your business. To avoid this use the guide to preventing slips and trips at work to help you comply with all regulations.
A clean factory or warehouse will increase productivity
A factory or warehouse is obviously a busy environment, meaning floors and equipment will quickly become dirty. Dirt and dust in your equipment will its performance and its productivity. Lack of cleaning can also result in equipment maintenance costs as they can fail more often if not cleaned properly and regularly. Keeping up with the cleaning of your equipment will mean you won’t have these issues, often saving you money and increase productivity along the way.
When your factory/warehouse is clean, tidy and free from clutter your staff will also be more proactive too. They will be more focused with less clutter and will find what they need more easily. Also when your employees see that you are making an effort to comply with all the regulations to keep the safe in their workplace they will be more proactive for you an will want to do their best for your business.
Deep cleaning will positively impact your business in so many ways. That’s why it is important your factory or warehouse has a deep clean regularly. You can give your staff an area each which they are responsible for cleaning to ensure all areas are cleaned properly. If your business can not spare the staff then bringing in professional contract cleaners like Champion Cleaning Services will be your best option. We have all the correct equipment and products to do the best job every time. We also have highly trained staff who will always give 100%.
If you think your factory or warehouse could benefit from a commercial cleaning service give us a call on 01925 850657 today to speak to one of our managers who can tailor make a cleaning contract to suit your business.