Within the manufacturing industry, there’s no denying that health and safety should be a top priority. From the usage of heavy machinery and potentially dangerous tools, to the various chemicals used in the manufacturing process, there are often several risks to employees.
The cleanliness of your factory has big impact on not just the health and safety of your employees, but also morale, productivity, and, ultimately, the reputation of your brand. Below are a few key reasons why it is crucial to stay on top of your manufacturing facility’s cleaning.
To minimise the risk of accidents in manufacturing facilities, companies must have a clear protocol regarding the use of equipment and chemicals. It is important workers understand what to do if machines breakdown, and that they’re trained to identify any problems in the equipment, like strange noises or leaks. In the event of any leaks or spillages, it is important that these are cleaned quickly and effectively, to minimise risk to other employees.
Efficiency of operations
A clean and orderly manufacturing facility can help to ensure projects are completed on time. If machines are dirty, this can lead to them not working properly, or even breaking down completely, which will impact the production process. Equally, if workspaces are dirty, or there are leaks or spillages on floor spaces, this can reduce the efficiency of the workforce. Manufacturer cleanliness is essential to ensure maximum efficiency and reduce downtime.
Low productivity can be a serious problem for any business. It’s essential that your employees are happy and motivated at work, and an unsafe or dirty environment can have a huge impact. With many manufacturing facilities open 24/7, and with workforces often in their hundreds or even thousands, washroom cleanliness, for example, is essential. Reliability of cleaning teams is also hugely important, to ensure there is no impact on productivity.
For high-value brands, reputation is everything. If your manufacturing facility is unclean, this can seriously impact on the quality of your product – and customers will be quick to complain. Many of these brands also offer factory tours, and every customer that enters your facility will take note of cleanliness. Broken machines or upswept floors will leave a bad impression on new visitors, so it’s important to create an environment you can be proud of.
If you would like more information about how Ecocleen can help make your manufacturing business a safe, clean and healthy environment, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or giving us a call on 0800 612 6756.