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How a Clean Warehouse Can Boost Productivity

 

 

Keeping a warehouse clean and organised can be an overwhelming task due to the large size of many warehouses. However, regular housekeeping and maintenance play a critical role in keeping it running efficiently. A messy and disorganised warehouse can lead to slower operations, which negatively affects employees’ productivity. 

Here are the reasons a clean warehouse can boost productivity:

 

1.  Easy to locate supplies and equipment

Employees lose precious work minutes when they go searching for misplaced supplies, equipment or materials. Maintaining an uncluttered and organised workspace will make it easy for employees to quickly find equipment and supplies they need. By reducing the time it takes to find equipment, employees are able to allocate more time to the job at hand. This in turn increases their productivity and the warehouse’s productivity. 

 

 

2. Reduced absenteeism

A dust-ridden warehouse can increase absenteeism through illnesses, such as headaches, sore throats, and sinus infections. When your warehouse is unkept, you are neglecting to perform your duty of care to your employees. If you violate the Workplace Regulations of 1992, you are not only putting your staff at risk but the productivity of your business.

 

3. Avoids accidents and injuries

Warehouse accidents and injuries such as slips, trips and falls, as well as falling items from racks and shelves can be caused from lack of warehouse cleanliness. These injuries can result in absences, sick days and hospitalisation, which has a direct effect on productivity. A clean and organised warehouse, which is free from obstruction, can lead to greater visibility and better ergonomics, which lessens accident risks.

 

4. Reduced stress

The physical environment has a significant effect on workers’ productivity and on the way they work. A disorderly, chaotic and unclean workspace can have negative effects on stress, anxiety levels, and ability to focus on work. This can also lead to unnecessary tension between employees. This article emphasises that employers are better able to protect the mental wellbeing of their employees by ensuring their workspace is clean.

 

5. Increased employee motivation and morale

When employees know that the company they belong to makes cleanliness, safety and their health a priority, you are delivering a positive message that can help lift their morale and boost their motivation. Working in this kind of culture enables employees to take pride in their work, which will lead to increased productivity.

Making your warehouse into a tidy and orderly environment where everything has its place, will help lead to efficient operations and positive mindset.

Envirobridge specialist cleaning teams can handle deep cleaning services, achieved to a benchmark standard. Whether it is high level warehouse cleaning, factory cleaning or comprehensive industrial floor cleaning, in occupied areas or empty areas, we aim to work with you to make sure that the end cleaning product presents a sparkling clean professional image to your public and customers.

Got a question about cleaning that you need answering? Contact us using our contact form or on 01295 780444 and we’ll do all we can to help you.

Download the FREE productivity guide!

As the owner or manager of a busy warehouse, productivity and efficiency are at the top of your list of priorities. You can never be too efficient when running your own business. You may think you’ve tried it all but you may be wrong! Often it is the most obvious things that get overlooked and in fact they end up being the things that cost your business the most. So we have created a guide that highlights the few simple ways that you could save yourself and your business precious time and money.

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The Costs and Rewards of Industrial Cleaning

Tightening your belt to weather the pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t afford an industrial cleaning service. In fact, our specialised services can actually mitigate unexpected costs and improve productivity, thereby increasing revenue. To help make life simple we’ve outlined a few costs and rewards below, so you can evaluate (and hopefully experience!) the benefits of our industrial cleaning service. 

The Costs of Industrial Cleaning

Envirobridge specialise in tailor-made cleaning packages that are unique to your business’s needs. For this reason, the fee is dependent on the job at hand. But there are a few determining factors that help us assess the overall cost, including: 

  • Square footage
  • Number/size of windows
  • Specialised equipment needed
  • Frequency
  • Your operational needs, i.e. out of working hours etc.

We are happy to give you a quote for free, so that you are able to run through the exact costs and get an idea of the value for money we offer. There are no hidden costs, the price we quote includes specialised labour, PPE, cleaning products and on-site costs. And if that hasn’t quite won you over, here are the rewards of a professional, industrial clean…

The Rewards of Industrial Clean 

Save Business Costs

An unclean HVAC and air handling unit system could be racking up your business’s energy costs. Dirty evaporator and condenser coils force compressors to work harder and longer than necessary with less efficacy. But by cleaning and maintaining your HVAC and AHU systems, you can reduce their energy consumption by up to 15%. In addition, the lack of proper upkeep could result in a dramatically reduced life span and lead to unexpected repair costs. Moreover, we bring all our own specialised equipment so we can reach those high, difficult areas and save your company from expensive upfront costs. 

Happy & Healthy Staff

Amid the current pandemic it is important to note that a dirty evaporator can spread bacteria and viruses. For the health of your staff it is imperative that you have your AHU systems regularly cleaned. But in addition to this, there are every-day areas of your work environment that are often left unchecked and uncleaned. These areas could also harbour dangerous bacteria, which could affect the health of your staff, leading to more sick days and a drop in productivity. Equally, when employees notice their company looking after their health and safety, their job satisfaction and productivity increases. 

 

Improve Company Image

By safeguarding your workforce against health risks your company’s image is automatically enhanced for the better. But by showcasing a clean, presentable facility your business projects a professional and efficient image. Imagine this: your top customer arrives at your facility to see dirty floors, dark and dusty walls and a ceiling full of cobwebs. Then imagine your top customer arrives to see walls, floors and ceilings sparkling clean, along with a happy, productive staff. Which one is going to create a better impression? 

If you are eager to see the rewards for yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us! 

Envirobridge specialist cleaning teams can handle deep cleaning services, achieved to a benchmark standard. Whether it is high level warehouse cleaning, factory cleaning or comprehensive industrial floor cleaning, in occupied areas or empty areas, we aim to work with you to make sure that the end cleaning product presents a sparkling clean professional image to your public and customers.

Download our  free guide for saving money and time in your warehouse.

Got a question about cleaning that you need answering? Contact us using our contact form or on 01295 780444 and we’ll do all we can to help you.

Download the FREE productivity guide!

As the owner or manager of a busy warehouse, productivity and efficiency are at the top of your list of priorities. You can never be too efficient when running your own business. You may think you’ve tried it all but you may be wrong! Often it is the most obvious things that get overlooked and in fact they end up being the things that cost your business the most. So we have created a guide that highlights the few simple ways that you could save yourself and your business precious time and money.

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