What manufacturers need to do to keep floors clean

In our last blog, we took a closer look at high-level cleaning in manufacturing companies, including the need to take special precautions in potentially explosive environments. Our operatives are available to work at height in manufacturing sites, using specialist equipment and techniques that keep everyone on site safe. From our previous focus up high, this time we’re moving down low. In this blog, we’re giving the lowdown on how manufacturing companies can keep their floors clean and clear, and exactly what manufacturers need to do to keep floors clean.

Why manufacturers need to be careful with their floors

There can often be several different types of flooring throughout any building, which need a range of cleaning equipment and various cleaning methods. But in manufacturing, there’s a bigger picture when it comes to floors. One of the most common types of workplace accidents created by poor housekeeping are slips, trips, and falls. Indeed, 33% of all reported non-fatal UK workplace accidents in 2020/21 were as a result of slipping, tripping, or falling on the same level. (>> https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causinj/index.htm).

When objects, materials, tools, and equipment are not properly stored, workers are bound to trip over them. But more importantly from our perspective, slippery conditions can be created when water, moisture, oils, or grease are left on the floor in work areas. It’s vital to consider how to keep floors clean throughout every work premises – and in manufacturing, certain residues pose the highest of risks. That’s why floor cleaning plays a vital part in our cleaning services for manufacturers.

From offices and workshops to factory floors and loading bays

Obviously, floors are much easier to reach than high-level areas. But in a large workspace, it can still be difficult to get a consistently clean finish across an entire floor area without specialist equipment. Similarly, in manufacturing sites, there may well be a range of flooring. For instance, there may be carpets and lino in on-site offices. On the other hand, factory floors are likely to have concrete floors or specialist non-slip treatments. All these different types of flooring require different equipment and/or products, but a single approach to maintaining workplace safety.

Floor cleaning that keeps everyone safe from slips, trips, and falls

We provide a wide array of specialist carpet and floor cleaning services for manufacturers. We can work in localised areas within a premises or across an entire floor space. And we can provide a regular scheduled clean or can respond to spillages, as our fully vetted, experienced cleaning operatives are available 24/7.

What’s more, we don’t add to the problem of clutter, and we don’t cause unpleasant surprises. We use a range of self-contained equipment that doesn’t leave trailing wires, such as back-pack vacuums. And we always make sure that we use adequate signage and cordon off areas which are being cleaned to avoid further disruption. It’s part of our health & safety-first approach to cleaning for manufacturers.

To find out more about Fidelis Group and our floor cleaning services for manufacturing sites, contact one of the team today.

  • Telephone: 0845 431 0382  |  0121 289 3258
  • Email: info@fidelisgroup.co.uk
  • Website: www.fidelisgroup.co.uk

Post by Jon Shaw

Jon is Managing Director at Fidelis Contract Services Ltd, a business dedicated to performance and professionalism in contract cleaning. Having been part of Fidelis for four years, and MD since December 2021, Jon knows the value of the company’s staff in building trust for successful long-term partnerships with clients in a range of sectors.

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