As a place of work, it’s not only easy for a warehouse to quickly deteriorate into a disorganised mess, but also for it to become dirty and unhygienic. However, it doesn’t need to be that way, follow our four step guide and your warehouse should maintain its standards of being clean and pristine.
1. Create a regulated cleaning schedule
Employees are certainly key to the success of maintaining and regulating a workflow around the warehouse, but they can also quite easily contribute to the mess as well. Setting regular cleaning goals should ensure the warehouse doesn’t fall into disarray. It’s far easier to clean little and often than it is to put aside the time for one massive clean. Not only does the latter mean putting aside hours of the day, but it can also interrupt your operating schedule. Sweeping and mopping floors daily ensuring the stock is correctly organised will go along way in the long run. Doing this will also help to maintain the longevity of the machinery in use, saving you money in the future.
2. Internally monitor cleaning supplies
Occasionally, cleaning supplies end up missing, or you run out. Ensuring the staff have the necessary supplies to clean their workplace will help tremendously. Keep a healthy stock of disposable supplies including: bin bags, brushes, mops and cleaning solution. As well as this, you can help your employees by assigning them given areas to maintain throughout their shifts.
3. Use floor labelling to keep stock organised
When working with large amounts of stock you’ll often require racking to optimise the space that’s available within your warehouse. That’s fantastic. But occasionally it’s easy enough to misplace stock if the forklift operator isn’t completely certain where it’s meant to be going. To make everyone’s life easier, it’s sometimes worth marking the floor with labels that direct forklifts to designated areas and to mark out a system for traffic flow. Not only will this help in terms of workflow and efficiency but it should also help to ensure pallets aren’t misplaced or set aside causing a mess.
4. Invest in a Proper Bin Tipper
Large warehouses will often go through a fairly substantial amount of waste in a relatively small amount of time. Due to this, bins will frequently be filled and repeatedly need emptying. Manually emptying bins can be an incredibly tiring and long process. Plus, requiring employees to empty large bins by hand could lead to injuries, lawsuits and further problems for both a business and the given worker. Investing in a good bin tipper allows you to safely and efficiently dispose of a bin without the risk of injury or the use of a forklift. These bin tippers can be used for various different bins. This offers you some flexibility when it comes to waste disposal. The tipper should allow a single person to dispose of up to 30kg of waste stress free, or 50kg as a two-person job.
This list provides just a few examples of ways you can keep your warehouse neat and tidy! If you have an engineering problem that you need a solution for then call us on 01661 853198. Alternatively, scroll through our range of wheelie bin tippers!