Among other things, the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of working hard to maintain public health through proper cleaning efforts. This is just as true in your factory as it is anywhere else. However, keeping a commercial building properly cleaned can be quite a large undertaking. To help make the task a little easier, here are four essentials for keeping your factory clean and sanitary.
When it comes to proper sanitation, the air in your facility is just as important as any other component. That’s why proper ventilation is key to keeping your facility healthy. Good ventilation will allow fresh air in, which lowers the concentration of toxic chemicals. At the same time, two-way ventilation will allow these chemicals and other germs to escape, meaning that the air your employees breathe won’t make them sick or cause long-term issues.
Frequent washing of dirty surfaces is crucial to a clean facility. In order to prevent floods and ensure that the dirty water leaves your facility, adequate drainage is of paramount importance. Stainless steel floor wastes provide an economical and durable option for excellent drainage, even when potentially harmful chemicals are being washed away. By adding a drain cover to the top of the waste, you can be sure that nothing goes down the drain that’s not supposed to.
Adequate Cleaning Chemicals
Chemicals of various kinds play an important role in the fight against dirt and germs. To ensure maximum effectiveness, it’s important to analyze the chemicals you need and then to stock-up on these chemicals so that they’re always available when needed. You’ll also want to place the chemicals in a tip-proof cabinet with clear labels explaining the potential hazards of each chemical. Finally, you’ll want to be sure to have chemical-resistant gloves near the cabinet so that anyone who needs to clean has the proper personal protective equipment.
Hot water can make an effective cleaning agent, especially when combined with other substances. In order to effectively use hot water as a cleaner, though, you need to have heaters that are capable of reliably producing piping-hot water in large quantities. Additionally, you’ll need a delivery system to ensure you can use the water where it’s most needed. As with cleaning chemicals, personal protective equipment should also be available to protect employees from burns from the hot water.
Proper cleaning and sanitation are not a one-time task. Instead, these jobs require vigilance and an ongoing commitment to excellence to ensure they are completed correctly, time after time. By making this commitment a priority in your facility, you will help to keep your employees safe, healthy, happy, and productive.