floor sweepers for a warehouse

Cleaning a Warehouse in an Industrial Building

Keeping your warehouse flooring clean and tidy requires special equipment and some regimented cleaning procedures. Find out more below on what you should look out for using New Zealand floor scrubbers, floor dryers and floor sweepers.

When the trucks start moving and the forklifts start lifting, there’s barely any time for cleaning in a busy warehouse. Most companies forget about the important cleaning jobs such as the floor, the aisles, and the unloading dock.

Most larger industrial styled companies use a large range of cleaning methods such as floor scrubbers, floor cleaning chemicals floor sweepers and other tools to facilitate a fast and efficient cleaning process. The problem can be that the variety of flooring substrates are tricky to clean. An example is tiles, screen walls, interior walls, poised ceilings, lighting, furniture and window cleaning.
Although there are machines out there to do these jobs at Clenco we focus in on the floors and provide robust German made machinery to do the job. This is a specialist area and re quires expertise in machinery and experience in servicing the floor cleaning units

Here are some of the floor cleaning machines we can provide

Power Scrubber Dryers with walk-behind or ride on automatic scrubbing
Pressure washing or as we call it water blasting machines.
Steam cleaning in addition to chemical degreasing machinery
Walk behind or ride on Floor sweepers

Why is Cleaning the Floor Important for Health and Safety in Big Commercial Warehouses?

Employers are required by the Health and Safety act to make sure the health and safety of all workers is as good as it can be. This means ensuring cleaning regimes are documented and all staff know when the machines will be operating and where they will be in the warehouse. A floor scrubber or floor sweeper have a considerable weight in them and although they move relatively slowly they still can be dangerous to a foot or by crushing someone if the driver does not see them.
Coupled with that there are forklifts in warehouses and these do travel fast.

Employees actions require that the hazards should be identified and noted. This includes taking steps to manage slip and trip risks.

Slips along with trips are the main frequent origin of major injuries at jobs. About 90% of these are broken bones and minor injuries. The expenses to business are considerable and there is immeasurable human charge and pain to those hurt. Floor cleaning is important to avoid causing slip and trip accidents, both to cleaning personnel as well as others.

The most efficient approach is to make sure that slips and trips hazards are planned out of a structure. Consulting with the cleaners if the cleaning of the warehouse is outsourced can offer important information on the appropriateness of the planned usage of cleaning tools.