Operating a business that sees a lot of foot traffic throughout the day means that you are going to have to find ways to clean those floors to not only keep them looking great and in good shape, but to also keep your customers safe.
Hospitals are one of the prime examples of commercial facilities that are open around the clock and will have visitors, workers, and even patients potentially walking around at all hours of the day and night.
There are a few strategies that can help any company keep their high traffic commercial floors clean and safe for everyone.
Determine the hours of day or night when traffic is lightest.
It may take a few weeks of observation to determine which areas or sections of flooring have the least amount of traffic at a consistent time of day or night. Make note of this and schedule cleaning of those areas for those times.
You may discover that there are certain floors or areas in the building that can be cleaned more effectively at night while others require cleaning during the day.
Make sure all staff members know when cleaning schedules are set.
Inform all employees about when various sections of the building are to be cleaned. Also advise them to seek other ways around these cleaning zones, if possible. If that is not possible, make sure that they use caution whenever walking on floors that are being cleaned.
Make sure to post wet floor signs that are easy to see.
Any time that your maintenance crew are planning to mop, strip, polish, or buff floors they should have plenty of signs out to inform clients, employees, and anyone else who will be in the building that these floors may be slippery.
While you can’t ensure that there will not be any type of slip or fall injury associated with cleaning floors, when you follow the strategies you will decrease the chances of anyone getting hurt. You will also protect yourself and your company much more effectively as a result.