The Importance of Regular Factory Cleaning for Workplace Safety

Compliance and Beyond: The When and Why of Regular Factory Cleaning

Looking for a factory cleaner that covers South Wales? ServiceMaster Swansea offers industrial cleaning services and personalised plans to suit you. We’re industry experts, we know what’s needed and when. We’ll work with you to create a cleaning schedule that works for the unique needs of your factory.

There are so many things to consider when running a business, especially one as busy and involved as a factory. If you run or work in a factory, you’ll know better than anyone how important it is to keep things clean and organised. 

We also know the complexities of keeping on top of factory cleaning and the benefits of regular cleaning. Need some extra support? We’re here to help.

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Why is it important to keep a Factory Clean?

There are many reasons a factory should be kept clean. We also know it’s something that can take a back seat when things get particularly busy, especially if these duties are carried out in-house. Things can go from manageable to too much in a very short space of time. 

Here are just a few reasons why it’s important to keep a factory clean:

1. Health and Safety

Under Health and Safety legislation, and the ‘Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, section 9 it states:

Cleanliness and waste materials

9.—(1) Every workplace and the furniture, furnishings and fittings therein shall be kept sufficiently clean.

(2) The surfaces of the floors, walls and ceilings of all workplaces inside buildings shall be capable of being kept sufficiently clean.

(3) So far as is reasonably practicable, waste materials shall not be allowed to accumulate in a workplace except in suitable receptacles.

Compliance is important, so maintaining good standards of cleanliness in your factory is vital. 

2. Morale

Having a clean, organised factory can have a big impact on the wellbeing of your staff. Take one of our recent cleans as an example. One of our clients, a factory in Port Talbot said:

“Our business premises is approx 40,000 sq ft with four large office areas,12 private offices, meeting rooms, canteen/kitchen facilities and eight toilet/shower rooms. Prior to using ServiceMaster’s services all cleaning was carried out in-house, but due to the building type and facilities there were numerous complaints.  The business decided to outsource the cleaning duties and I was tasked with finding a supplier that could offer the service we required and be competitively priced. I spoke to various companies but only one stood out.

ServiceMaster have proven to be an outstanding supplier and the standard of cleaning is exceptional. The cleaning staff are very helpful, trustworthy and conscientious and are a pleasure to work alongside. I would recommend any business that is looking to outsource its cleaning duties to get in touch with ServiceMaster as I am sure they will provide them with the same exceptional service as they provide us.”

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3. Quality Control

Maintaining a good standard of organisation and cleanliness means that processes and regulations can be managed. Of course, guidelines and best practices will differ depending on your business type, but section one of the Factory Act 1961 states that:

Every factory shall be kept in a clean state and free from effluvia arising from any drain, sanitary convenience or nuisance.’

How Often Do You Need to Clean A Factory?

When should you deep clean a factory?

This will depend on your business, but typically deep cleans should take place every few months. This should help your business meet compliance requirements and health and safety regulations. It will also benefit the health and wellbeing of your staff and visitors.

Handy tips for maintaining a clean factory 

You should also have a regular cleaning schedule for daily, weekly and monthly tasks. Putting clear goals and actions in place for scheduled cleans helps make sure nothing is missed. If you need to develop a regular cleaning schedule, we’d be happy to help.

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We can help keep your factory clean. With over a decade of experience, ServiceMaster are the best industrial cleaners in South Wales!

We offer:

  • A commercial cleaning team that specialises in industrial cleaning
  • Deep cleans
  • Regular factory cleaning
  • Warehouse, depot, plant and storage cleaning 
  • Competitive rates
  • All equipment and products required for your clean
  • Regular performance monitoring

Contact us now for a quick and easy commercial cleaning quote.