14 Jun The Most Important Tips for Cleaning Your Sydney Warehouse
A productive warehouse comes down to a number of factors, one of which is thorough industrial cleaning. It has been proven time and time again that a clean warehouse is an efficient, safe, and more productive workplace.
Keeping a warehouse or factory in fantastic condition takes a range of cleaning equipment, expertise, and experience. At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we have all three and have been delivering exception warehouse cleaning in Sydney for quite some time now.
These are our top tips for cleaning your Sydney warehouse.
Create a green team
A green team can work wonders in many different working environments. Essentially, this is a team of delegated employees who keep an eye on cleaning, sustainable practices at work, and ensuring the rest of your workforce is up to date with cleaning requirements. What’s more, it doesn’t take a big commitment in terms of time or money.
Delegating these tasks to a team can also have a tremendous impact on employee satisfaction and morale, as added responsibility often has a range of positive benefits. Your green team can contribute by:
- Educating other staff on cleaning and sustainability
- Organising waste receptacles
- Stocking cleaning supplies, and researching better alternatives
- Creating signs and reminders.
Actions like these will help to keep your warehouse clean and ensure that everyone is contributing.
Always be sustainable
Sustainability is key in every warehouse cleaning operation in Sydney. That means conserving resources, using green cleaning products, and ensuring your cleaning applications have as minimal impact on the environment as possible.
At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we utilise ride-on sweep and scrub machines which use a combination of water and scrubbing brushes to deliver an exception clean. No chemicals, minimal water used, and plenty of power conserved.
If you’re not exactly sure how to complete warehouse cleaning in a sustainable manner, working with a professional warehouse cleaning company is the way to go.
Educate your staff
Cleaning your workspace is the responsibility of every single employee. While you may have cleaning staff, or hire a regular cleaning contractor, each worker should be responsible for keeping their area in top condition. More hands make light work.
Educating employees on cleaning can help ensure that the process is always quick and efficient, saving them time. If your workers clean as they go, throughout the day, it will make life easier for everyone. Keeping your warehouse and employees’ work areas clean will go a long way toward a more productive workplace.
Ensure you have ample cleaning supplies
Cleaning supplies are essential for maintaining a sparkling clean workplace, especially if your employees are responsible for keeping their working areas spick and span. A shortage of cleaning cloths, green chemicals, and more will result in a grimy warehouse.
It can be tough to know which cleaning products are essential for your workplace, and how much of what do you need? This is yet another reason to work closely with an expert warehouse cleaning contractor. At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we can advise you on what to keep in your warehouse for minor cleaning applications, while we handle the rest.
Don’t neglect height
The ceilings and walls in your warehouse can be a haven for dust, dirt, and other contaminants. Therefore, it’s so important to ensure that these areas aren’t neglected when you do have your warehouse cleaned. Unfortunately, many cleaning companies or warehouse managers simply say ‘we’ll do it next time’.
It takes certain equipment and expertise to clean these areas properly, which is why you’ll need to hire or work with, a professional warehouse cleaning company. At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we’re equipped with telescopic cleaning apparatus, scissor lifts where required, and plenty of other equipment that allows us to clean your ceilings and your walls.
Professional Sydney rubbish removal
Sustainable waste management is an important part of a warehouse cleaning service. Factories, manufacturing facilities, and warehouses do produce a lot of waste… and this varies in terms of materials and waste sources.
Some common types of warehouse rubbish include:
- Cardboard and paper
- Wood (including pallets)
- Plastic (wrapping etc)
- Miscellaneous waste, which may be unique to a particular industry.
Rubbish must be defeated at the source. That means producing less of it, by making use of different wrapping and storage materials, repurposing waste that you do produce, and working with a Sydney rubbish removal company.
Keeping COVID safe
Remaining COVID safe at work is still essential and will remain a focus for some time. Regular cleaning is a big part of this process so that any bacteria or contaminants that may spread disease and illness are quickly eradicated in your warehouse.
Professional cleaning and disinfecting is the best way to tackle harmful bacteria at work. This approach will ensure that your warehouse is as safe as possible and will minimise the chance of illness among staff. It’s essential that you look after your people, and provide a safe and healthy working environment at all times.
What’s more, illness among staff results in sick days, which translates into lost productivity for your business. That should be avoided at all costs.
Hire professional Sydney warehouse cleaning contractors
The only way to ensure a thorough clean, every single time, is to work with a professional Sydney warehouse cleaning company like Sydney Sweep and Scrub. We’re experts in industrial cleaning, meaning we know exactly how to get the best clean for your asset.
Get in touch with Sydney Sweep and Scrub today.