Running a factory is hard work. Running a clean factory is even harder – and is also non-negotiable! Not only does a clean factory create a better and safer working environment, but it can also help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria that can lead to illness or product contamination, which is critical for any business.
So, with that in mind, this piece will go over some tips and best practices for keeping your factory in tip-top shape. Let’s get into it!
Develop a Cleaning Plan
The first step to keeping your factory clean and hygienic is to develop a suitable cleaning plan. To create this plan, outline what needs to be cleaned, how often it needs to be cleaned, who will be responsible for the cleaning, and also what equipment and products need to be used. It’s important to be thorough when creating this cleaning plan so that nothing gets overlooked.
Train Your Employees
Your employees or assigned cleaning team are going to be the ones who will be responsible for keeping the factory clean, so make sure to provide them with the proper training. Don’t assume people will know the basics, even if they have an experienced background, and be sure to include training on proper cleaning techniques and the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic factory so you are aware they understand everything they need to. Otherwise, there could be some very costly mistakes, financial and otherwise!
Use the Right Cleaning Products and Equipment
Using the right cleaning products is not only essential for keeping your factory clean and hygienic, but it is also crucial for the safety of your employees and keeping your equipment in good condition. Make sure the products being supplied are appropriate for the surfaces that need cleaning and are effective at killing germs and bacteria. The last thing you want is someone to accidentally make chlorine gas while they are cleaning, or to use the wrong machine. You might also want to invest in equipment within your facory which aids a clean and sanitary work environment. Something like self priming pumps can make a massive difference to your factory set up, and can contribute to keeping the area and processes clean and providing immaculate sanitation.
Keep a Schedule
Keeping your factory clean means keeping a cleaning schedule. Having a routine for cleaning will help ensure that everything gets washed and wiped down on a regular basis and that nothing gets overlooked. It is important to make sure that your employees are aware of the cleaning schedule if they have other tasks to do so that other work is planned accordingly – it is also crucial that they are given enough time to do it!
If you don’t provide enough time for people to thoroughly clean and work through the plan, you might find they skimp on doing a good job, which can be very detrimental in the long run to both employees and customers.