Keep My Workers Safe With Industrial Floor Cleaning Machines

by Dan Elliott, on September 17, 2022 at 5:30 AM

Keep My Workers Safe With Industrial Floor Cleaning MachinesWorker safety is a complex challenge. Busy safety managers in material handling businesses know how tough it is to reduce risks. Personal protective equipment (PPE), training, safety culture, and maintenance are all key concerns. But if you don’t have the right tools and cleaning equipment, you may be putting your workers at risk. Here are four key ways commercial floor cleaning machines keep workers safe.

Disinfect Surfaces

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how vital a strong cleaning plan is. Industrial floor sweeper scrubbers and disinfectant sprayers are key for cutting down on worker infections. Even outside of an ongoing crisis, keeping your workspace free of viruses and other infections is essential for workers’ health. Therefore, regular cleaning and disinfecting should be a part of your facility’s cleaning plan. The right floor sweeper scrubber solution may have handheld sprayers included to help get all your common areas and surfaces cleaned. 

Reduce Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are consistently the top cause of worker injuries in America. Guard rails, anti-slip tape, and other features can help reduce the risk. But, if your floors are dirty and dusty, you’re leaving your workers at risk. Thin layers of dirt and dust can make concrete floors slippery and more prone to falls. Ensuring that floors are correctly cleaned daily with industrial cleaning equipment will keep your workers safer. 

Increase Visibility

Indoor warehouse visibility isn’t just about your lighting (although you should be cleaning and dusting your lights regularly.) Warning tape, high visibility barriers, and even floor lights can keep pedestrians and forklift operators safer at work. By keeping your floors clean and clear of debris, you keep your workers aware of where they’re moving. Using attached cleaning sprayers to your sweeper/scrubber combos can keep barriers and guardrails more visible too. 

Keep Equipment Working Properly

Finally, a clean facility keeps your forklifts working safely and effectively. Dirt and grime can clog belts, intake, and other essential components that could cause unexpected failures. In addition, broken pallets and other debris can damage forklift tires and other important parts. Using industrial equipment to complete your cleaning plan reduces causes of forklift damage that could harm operators and other workers.

Need to know what floor cleaning machines are right for your business? We’re here to help. MidColumbia Forklift sells industrial cleaning equipment from PowerBoss and Factory Cat that we know will meet your needs. Our team of talented experts also has the knowledge to help you put a robust cleaning plan into action at your facility. Contact us online or by phone:

Auburn 253-854-5438
Pasco 509-547-7413
Wenatchee 509-663-9009
Yakima 509-457-5137

Further reading: 
When to Buy Walk-Behind Vs. Ride-On Industrial Cleaning Equipment
Warehouse Floor Disinfection Solutions to Combat COVID-19
Clean and Sanitize Your Floors with FactoryCat Zer03 Floor Scrubbers
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Topics:Floor Cleaning

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