Industrial steamers eliminate chemical residues while sanitizing the surface being treated. Because so little water is consumed, approximately 1.5 quarts per hour, they’re virtually “mess free”. Plus, steam kills 99% of common household germs and bacteria like E.Coli, salmonella, and staph, as well as dust mites and bed bugs. For these reasons, industrial steam cleaning systems are often ideal for a wide range of manufacturing environments. But in addition to using industrial steam cleaners to efficiently clean and sanitize all manufacturing areas, there are a number of other simple steps you can take to ensure organization and consistency in your factory on even the tightest production schedules. Here are just a few quick tricks for maintaining a clean and sanitized manufacturing facility.
Designate roles and make sure they’re understood.
First, it’s important to remember that each employee should pull their weight and play a fair role in contributing to the cleaning and sanitation process. These roles can be broken up properly regardless of the number of employees. The most critical point is to ensure that each and every employee knows their distinct role in the process. As they say, one weak link can break the entire chain. Don’t hesitate to plan routine training sessions for reminders to make sure no one’s taking shortcuts.
“Sanitation leaders must establish a sanitation management system to plan, coordinate activities, control movement of operators and materials, and record and report performance to upper management. It’s critical for the operators/sanitors to understand the steps and expectations of the specific job,” writes Ted Curry on FoodManufacturing.com.
Document all cleaning procedures meticulously.
As with many specific processes and procedures, all of those relating to cleaning and/or sanitation should be documented meticulously through a series of detailed steps and posted in the most appropriate place based on visibility and proximity to the relevant machinery.
Consider investing in manufacturing equipment that requires less maintenance.
Finally, in the midst of everyday operations, cleaning and sanitizing can be quite the chore. If you’re finding that your employees are losing too much productivity due to the demands of cleaning, consider investing in new, higher grade equipment that doesn’t require as much maintenance.
Ultimately, understanding these tips can help you maintain a cleaner and more efficient manufacturing facility. For more information about industrial steam cleaners, contact Falcon Prosolutions.