The Stage 3 lockdown restrictions enforced by the Australian government has seen many commercial facilities temporarily transition staff to working from home arrangements. However, as the number of Coronavirus cases in Australia continues to fall and restrictions in some states ease, we are beginning to feel that little glimmer of hope our working lives may soon resume with some semblance of normality.
With that prospect on the horizon, it’s time to start planning for the safe and stress-free return to work. Here, we provide some quick tips to make it a smooth sailing for you and your team. Plus, we offer some great solutions to assist you in the process.
1. Safety First
The way we collectively view the world has changed. The importance of protecting employees against the risk of infection has never been more pronounced, as we collectively face the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. We believe this sentiment of increased safety, and therefore productivity, is here to stay.
Highlighted by the Victorian State Government’s Better Health Channel, employers are obliged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 to provide a safe workplace for their employees, including the provision of adequate infection control procedures and the right equipment and training to ensure operator safety. Needless to say, no matter how low the risk, nobody wants to be responsible for an outbreak in their facility as soon as your employees return to work! So it is critical to review your Workplace Health and Safety policies and adapt infection control measures appropriate to this new world we live in.
Adequate floor cleaning and disinfection practices are a critical aspect of any infection control program, to minimise the risk of airborne dust or cross-surface contact contamination. Refer to our 6-Step Guide to cleaning and disinfecting floors for advice to get started.
Conquest recommend AP439 Biosan II against COVID-19 for disinfecting floors.
Features & Benefits Include:
- Non-toxic and non hazardous when diluted 1:50
- Safe for use on all water cleanable surfaces when diluted 1:50
- Safe on food preparation surfaces when diluted 1:50
- Does not need to be rinsed, except when used on food preparation surfaces
- Ideal for use in spray-and-wipe form on hard surfaces
- Best left to air-dry if possible, to maximise dwell time and leave a disinfectant residual (ideal dwell time is 10 minutes)
- Stable for 6 months when diluted
2. Safeguard your Equipment
There is nothing worse than coming back from an extended holiday to find your car battery is flat! Equipment such as commercial floor scrubbers, power sweepers, forklifts and other machinery at your workplace is no different; needing regular use and attention to optimise output and lifespan.
In your haste to pack up your work-station and get home to safety, you may have forgotten to take the appropriate steps to prepare your industrial floor cleaner for storage. That’s ok! But, when planning for your return to work, you may consider asking an experienced technician to service your floor cleaning equipment to minimise the risk of disruption to business and avoid a potentially costly breakdown. At the very least, we suggest a more rigorous daily maintenance program to thoroughly check batteries and wearing parts, and ensure no odour or mildew is present in the recovery tanks or brushes/pads.
Conquest Floor Cleaning Equipment Service & Maintenance
Our flexible service and maintenance programs have been designed to ensure your commercial floor cleaner continues to operate in peak condition, for optimised cleaning results. We have a broad range of service options available, and can tailor our offer to fit your specific circumstances.
Where site visits are limited in response to COVID-19, we will work with you to plan a contactless service delivery that meets your business requirements.
3. Deep Clean without the clutter
First impressions count. That’s why you take pride in the presentation of your facility. So why not use this downtime to your advantage, to accomplish those important maintenance jobs that somehow never get checked off the to-do list such as:
- Building repairs
- Facilities upgrades
- Deep cleaning
This is especially opportunistic for high-traffic workplaces, where it is typically too challenging to safely operate the likes of power tools or floor cleaning equipment.
The good news is that it doesn’t need to cost a small fortune to achieve a professional deep clean of your hard floor surfaces, yet this step alone will significantly lift the presentation of your workplace before your team return to work. Conquest short-term hire fleet of industrial sweepers and floor scrubbers allow you to scale your cleaning operations, without the price tag of a long term investment in capital equipment. Better still, training is provided with hire. Meaning you can do it yourself without the need for an external contractor, or you might even consider redeploying one of your own team with time to spare.
Conquest Sweeper and Scrubber Hire
- Short-term industrial floor sweeper and scrubber hire, from as little as 1 day!
- Modern, state-of-the-art floor sweepers and scrubbers
- Expert advice to ensure we deliver the right solution for your needs
- Large fleet, readily available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
- Convenient pick-up with trailer hire optional, or we can deliver to you
Need it for longer? No problem! We can extend the sweeper or scrubber hire term or discuss fully flexible longer-term rental plans.
We’re here for you
At Conquest, we take our role as experts in our industry very seriously. That’s why we’ve put in the hard yards, to ensure we can help you identify the right commercial and industrial floor cleaning equipment and disinfectant scrubbing solutions to support infection control measures and operator safety at your workplace.
Our 5-Point COVID-19 Action Plan ensures doing business with us remains as easy as ever – with virtual consultations, contactless delivery, training and machine servicing all part of our standard offer.
If you need to scale your floor cleaning capacity for just a short time to prepare for your return to work or support the additional cleaning needs, we can help with that too. Our short-term floor sweeper or scrubber hire program delivers the latest in industrial floor cleaning innovation, with terms starting from as little as one day.
Whatever your floor cleaning need, at any stage in this unprecedented journey, we’re here for you.
It’s a simple process to get started. Complete the form below, and one of our expert team will be in touch.