How often do you keep up with routine maintenance of your warehouse floors? It can be easy to let it slide, particularly because the warehouse is typically only visible to employees and usually concrete floors. However, adding anti-fatigue mats to the flooring can make them much easier to clean while also keeping employees safe from slipping on any excess moisture.
Modern Materials Handling reports it’s easy for soils to slip through the cracks and onto the warehouse floors from outside environments. As people are constantly coming in and out of the warehouse and maneuvering equipment around, it’s important to make sure the site is as clean as possible. However, the news provider reports that companies still can’t get it right in terms of how to clean, with most simply scrubbing the floors. Instead, the news source suggests sweeping first to get any excess soil out of the way before adding liquid, which can actually make it easier to move.
In terms of safety, EHS Today suggests adding extra traction to floors in heavily trafficked areas to reduce the amount of slips, which can happen when there’s a lot of foot traffic. Anti-fatigue mats are a great addition to any busy pathway.
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