Don't slip up when it comes to commercial cleaning
Not sure how many businesses are aware but the most common cause of major injury at work are slips and trips. It costs employers £512 million a year in lost production, compensation claim pay outs and other costs. In times when businesses really need the money coming in from customers old and new the last thing they will want a drop in productivity and an increase in outgoings.
Prevention is better than cure they say so maybe it's time to rethink your business's housekeeping:
·What are the potential risks to customers and employees
·Do we have the most appropriate flooring
·What cleaning routines are in place
If you don't identify potential risks you will never be able to prevent accidents from happening. Every business should do a risk assessment as it will help a company to see if they have taken enough precautions to prevent workers and customers from harming themselves.
The right type of flooring is very important when it comes to preventing slips. Areas that receive lots of heavy footfall such as shopping malls and schools for example will require floor surfaces that are appropriate for those types of environments. Commercial flooring suppliers will be able to advise you on this.
Cleaning routines that are done correctly using the right equipment will not only prevent lots of accidents but also increase productivity and save money. Floors that receive heavy footfall are not only a health hazard due to the amount of bacteria carried in on people's shoes, but also require cleaning more frequently. This presents a risk if floors are not dried immediately.
It isn't always possible to clean only when premises are closed, shopping malls for example sometimes need floors cleaned more than once a day. Manual cleaning with a mop and bucket not only takes hours but is also leaving floors wet for people to slip on. Professional scrubber dryers clean more effectively, do it in a fraction of the time and leave floors dry.
Christmas is coming so a good time for companies to clean up their act. For advice on what type of machine you should use for your business flooring call Clean Sweep UK today and we can advise.
Tel 0844 704 4996 or enquire online.