Keep everything running smoothly with these manufacturing cleaning tips.
Running an active manufacturing organization is no small undertaking. As a business owner or facility manager, your primary concerns are the safety of your employees and customers, as well as your business operations and machinery running efficiently.
With so much on your plate, you shouldn’t also have to worry about cleanliness. Here are some do’s and don’ts to think about when it comes to finding a new manufacturing facility cleaning vendor and working with them to keep things running smoothly.
DO: Use a vendor who understands your needs
The cleaning needs of a manufacturing facility are quite different from those of a traditional office building, and you’ll want a vendor who has the industry-specific experience and understands any requirements that are unique to your facility.
DON’T: Work with a vendor who doesn’t have a safety training program
If you’re interviewing a cleaning vendor who doesn’t have a rigorous safety program, that should be a red flag. Safety is a serious matter in a manufacturing facility where improperly used equipment can be extremely dangerous. At KleenMark, we take tremendous pride in our safety protocols, and we provide regular training and updates to our employees on best practices for everything from wearing PPE to properly lifting heavy items.
DO: Be mindful of what schedule works best
In a traditional office setting, a cleaning crew can work after 6 pm with no issue, but depending on the size of your business and facility, you might have second and/or third shifts, which means that your facility is essentially occupied 24 hours a day. At KleenMark, we have a number of client businesses with non-traditional work hours or multiple shifts, and we’re always able to come up with a solution that ensures a clean facility and does not disrupt your employees’ work.
DON’T: Be afraid to ask for references
Many vendors will talk a big game about all they can offer, but leave you underwhelmed or out of the loop once the work begins. Ask to speak with a few of the businesses they currently serve to get some true, “unvarnished” insights on what the company is really like. Here are some testimonials from just a few of KleenMark’s satisfied clients.
DO: Ask about employee retention
At every level of KleenMark, we’re proud of each of our staff members and take the time to show our appreciation — and we believe our employee retention reflects that. If a vendor has a high turnover rate, it may be an indicator that they don’t value their employees as they should.
We understand the unique challenges that come with manufacturing facility cleaning and would love to put our 60 years of experience to work for your organization. To find out more, visit our manufacturing industry page or request a quote for your organization!