So many modern offices are built to impress their visitors and make it easier for workers to move around. Spacious reception areas lead to work spaces with suspended ceilings and hidden ductwork. Similarly, commercial premises are designed with space and light in mind, often having high ceilings and sleek lines. And industrial buildings often need the space afforded by raising ceiling heights.
But it can be tricky to keep all these spaces clean. High ceilings mean walls and corners that are hard to reach, and where dirt and dust can build up. And there can often be a number of different types of flooring throughout a building, which need a range of cleaning equipment. In this blog, we’re taking a closer look at how React Specialist Cleaning tackles working up high and down low.
Poor housekeeping can be a problem in modern workplaces
More often than not, dust and dirt at high level doesn’t cause danger to life – although it is unsightly and can certainly be unhygienic. But in extreme cases, dust explosions can cause injury or even death, especially with combustible dust in certain types of industrial activity and large-scale food preparation. In the UK, this type of accident is rare, although is thought to have been a contributing factor to the fatal Bosley mill explosion in 2015.
As for floors, one of the most common types of workplace accidents created by poor housekeeping are slips, trips, and falls. Indeed, 31% of all reported non-fatal UK workplace accidents in 2017/18 were as a result of slipping, tripping or falling on the same level. When objects, materials, tools, and equipment are not properly stored workers are bound to trip over them. But more importantly from our perspective, slippery conditions can be created when water, moisture, oils or grease are left on the floor in work areas. It’s vital to consider how to keep floors clean throughout every work premises.
High level cleaning that keeps cleaners safe
Effective cleaning of areas in hard to reach places at height requires specialist expertise and access equipment. Our operators are trained to work at height, to ensure premises look professional and visually appealing, and are compliant with legislation. We can focus on every element at high level, including ducting and suspended ceilings. And we can work in every part of a building, from reception areas through to industrial facilities.
What’s more, at all times our staff place a focus on maintaining the highest health and safety standards. If the organisation’s staff are onsite when we’re performing high level cleaning, we’ll ensure the area is cordoned off with hazard signs. We’ll be meticulous about making sure everything is in order before we leave the premises.
Reducing the risk of slips, trips and falls with carpet & floor cleaning
Obviously, floors are much easier to reach than high level areas. But in a large work space, it can still be difficult to get a consistently clean finish across an entire floor area without specialist equipment. Similarly, there may be a range of flooring, from carpets and lino through to concrete or stone, which require different equipment and/or products.
We provide a wide array of specialist carpet and floor cleaning services. We can work in localised areas within a premises or across an entire floor space. And we can provide a regular scheduled clean or can respond to spillages, as our fully vetted, experienced operators are available 24/7.
Whether your workplace needs cleaning up high or down low, we’ve got the specialist teams who can help you out. We keep our staff safe, so that you can do the same for yours. And we’ll make sure that your office, commercial space or industrial premises continues to impress visitors and be a pleasant place to work.
Contact one of the React team today to discuss our high level cleaning and carpet and floor cleaning services.
Telephone: 01283 550 503
Post by Shaun D. Doak
Shaun is the Managing Director of React Specialist Cleaning. He is deeply committed to making sure that every one of our company’s clients receives the highest possible level of service. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the facilities management and renewable services sectors.