Keeping your warehouse clean and tidy should be a key part of every company’s health and safety policy. This info-graphic from The Cleaning Services Group takes you through everything you need to know about maintaining a warehouse and includes a handy checklist to help you stay on top of your cleaning.
The Benefits of A Clean Warehouse
Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule helps to ensure that your warehouse is a sanitary, organised and attractive place to work. However, there are some additional benefits of regular cleaning that might not immediately come to mind.
For example, a clean warehouse is a productive warehouse. This is because it will be much easier for employees to locate any equipment they need. What’s more, a tidy and well-organised warehouse will have more precise inventory levels, and this can help improve efficiency and lower operating costs.
Cleanliness is also central to maintaining positive health and safety work practices. Regular cleaning creates a healthier atmosphere by reducing dust levels and the risk of vermin. What’s more, it slashes the risk of workplace accidents such as slips and falls from spillages.
As such, this can boost productivity as healthy employees are likely to take fewer sick days.
How can you promote positive cleaning practices in your warehouse?
Firstly, employee training is key. Be sure to hold regular training sessions in which you communicate the value of good hygiene and establish standards. You must also schedule time for daily cleaning as well as monthly deep cleans. You should also make sure that everyone can access whatever cleaning supplies they need.
Take a look at the infographic to get a handy checklist which goes through the tasks you need to complete on an ad-hoc, daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. It also offers some handy tips to help you get started on your warehouse cleaning today.