Monday, March 7, 2011

What’s Affecting Your Choice in Floor Equipment?

A clean working environment helps promote worker safety, productivity and product quality. That’s why the floor-cleaning equipment you select for your facility is nearly as important as the manufacturing equipment you select. In addition, the cleanliness of your plant, warehouse or machine shop defines the message you are sending. A quality image carries over into higher employee morale and positive reactions from visiting customers and vendors. In short, keeping the workplace clean adds real value to virtually any enterprise.

Every facility requires a combination of floor-care equipment from brooms to vacuum cleaners to walk-behind scrubbers or rider sweepers. Getting the right mix of equipment is a matter of assessing your specific cleaning needs. Some of the factors that affect this decision include:

  • Size of dirt and debris particles generated
  • Amount of dirt and debris generated
  • Character of the dirt (fibrous, oily, dusty, wet)
  • Type of surface (tile, bare concrete, coated concrete, outdoor, etc.)
  • Number of personnel involved in cleaning activities
  • A definition of what constitutes “clean” for your facility
“Clean” can signify anything from getting rid of chunks of dirt on the floor to creating a shiny, scuff-free surface. Your facility’s cleanliness goal will be a factor in your equipment choice.

1 comment:

  1. This is really an interesting blog as it focuses on the very important topic. i came to know about so many things or tips.
    Lou Lentine