Over the past year, companies across the globe have stepped it up a notch when it comes to keeping their facilities clean. It’s especially important when buildings serve customers directly but is it critical when only workers enter the facilities? The answer is yes.
Whether the threat to your warehouse is flu season or another infectious disease, keeping workspaces clean can significantly reduce the spread. This means fewer people taking time off from work to recover and fewer people risking the health of their colleagues by showing up to work ill.
2. Workplace Safety
Sometimes cleanliness issues can quickly become safety incidents. For example, consider an incident involving someone spilling soda or oil on the warehouse floor. If no one cleans it up, this could quickly turn into a slip-and-fall accident, followed by a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
3. Job Satisfaction
No one wants to work in filthy surroundings. Employees enjoy clean and beautiful spaces whenever this is a feasible expectation. Providing this can significantly impact job satisfaction, which reduces the risk of high turnover and the resulting costs.
4. Inspection Obligations
Whether internal officers or government agents carry out inspections in your warehouse, maintaining cleanliness is crucial. It’s imperative when manufacturing food, medical equipment, and items used for sanitation. Clean buildings face a much lower risk of compliance-related shutdowns.
5. Waste Management
Warehouses generate a lot of waste. Packing materials can quickly begin to pile up. Regular sanitation ensures these are stored in the right areas or removed from the property entirely. This can free up space in the building for revenue-generating activities, such as storing more products.
At Anchor World Services, our team is committed to providing spotless warehouses in Chicago. We have been cleaning Chicago for over a century and look forward to serving your business. Contact us at (773)-533-3030 for a quote.