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Warehouse cleaning and sanitizing tips



Due to the global pandemic situation, many challenges have been introduced into the daily life of each and every person. Not only that but also in all areas, both personal and occupational.

Cleaning and disinfection and complying with proper sanitary measures have taken on a new dignity for absolutely everyone. Otherwise, many diseases, viruses, infections, and bacteria spread, causing diseases that can become fatal, such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Currently, there is a large demand for products of all kinds, this is because there are still many people who prefer not to leave home, therefore, the items stored in warehouses have increased significantly, and the way things are going, there is still a long way to go to recover the lifestyle we had before the appearance of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Now more than ever, cleanliness plays a critical role for all of us, with warehouse operations being one of the most important places where the safety of both employees and products must be ensured.

A clean and properly organized warehouse allows to maintain the accuracy of all the products available to perform the correct inventory, then proceed to make a shipment and then delivery. Warehouses should be cleaned and sanitized periodically to promote a safe and secure environment for everyone, and it also generates greater productivity on the part of warehouse employees and ensures that they keep up with everything that needs to be done.

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Due to the current global situation, it is important to adjust business practices to avoid falling behind or creating any kind of undesirable situation.

Cleanliness in your warehouse keeps at bay any kind of threat from viruses, infections, bacteria, or allergens, and you have an obligation to make sure that your company is doing everything necessary to avoid and prevent the spread of viruses, infections, bacteria, or allergens.

Nowadays most people are at the same point and no one can afford to waste time that could mean losing money as well. The stores and the employees of these sites are faced with the need to maintain operations, in order to have a good balance in the economy of the company, with the constant threat of being infected with Conoranivrus (COVID-19) by being constantly exposed to this disease, even when the companies follow all the recommendations and practices.

Many warehouses took all necessary measures immediately, implementing a series of strategies such as staggered lunch breaks for warehouse operators, implementing the use of masks on the premises, constantly disinfecting the premises, and ensuring that social distancing rules are properly enforced.

In turn, in the event that any employee tests positive for Coronavir (COVID-19), the warehouse must be subjected to rigorous cleaning and disinfection, in order to prevent the virus from spreading and to avoid further contagion.

 

However, the constant interaction of workers, in order to meet the demands of the company, is generating serious problems. The health of everyone is as important as the economic stability of a company. Without strong and healthy employees in the warehouse area, companies will lose productivity and without productivity, the company can fall and therefore will not generate good revenues. It can be said that everything works in a cyclical way.

 

Based on all of the above, we have come to bring you a series of tips that will ensure that your warehouse is kept up to date with cleanliness, to avoid the spread and proliferation of viruses and diseases, which can affect the commercial activity of your business in a considerably significant way.



Cleaning and safety tips for warehouses

To achieve the correct maintenance and proper cleaning and disinfection of warehouses, it is necessary to assign roles to personnel dedicated to the cleaning and disinfection of the site. To achieve this, the creation of a plan will be fundamental.

 

The cleaning and safety tips for warehouses are based on the following:

 

  • Clean any type of product that has been opened and that may cause viruses and bacteria to proliferate or generate the appearance of unwanted pests.
  • Check incoming shipments for damage or unwanted pests. A thorough inspection of shipments should be made before allowing them to enter the warehouse.
  • The oldest products in stock should be the first to be shipped. This allows the order to be maintained.
  • Working and cleaning tools should be changed regularly.
  • Disinfection of the warehouse should begin in those areas where there is the most foot traffic. In addition, the floor should be a fundamental area for cleaning and disinfection, as well as the equipment for unloading the goods, the storage areas, and the transport where they come. Each of the areas should be thoroughly cleaned, removing dirt, debris, or garbage, and then proceed to perform proper disinfection.
  • Personnel must maintain all safety measures to the letter.

Why is it important to keep warehouses clean and disinfected?

Warehouses are places where there are more points of contact than in most places. They are places where the hard and heavy work of the companies is done and where the products that the company sells come from outside.

 

Today we know that diseases and viruses are not only transmitted from person to person, but also through contaminated surfaces. This generates a lot of concern among workers because there is a worldwide pandemic situation due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

The duty of the warehouse owner goes beyond seeking to improve and maintain the economy of the company. Their duty is also to provide their employees with a place where they can feel safe and secure.

 

Warehouses are essential places for companies to carry out their business activities continuously, receiving and shipping products, it is very necessary that warehouse leaders take into consideration a good periodic cleaning.

 

Cleaning and disinfection of warehouses must be performed on a regular basis. It is the only thing that will kill viruses, bacteria, and diseases, plus all this must be done with the right products containing bleach or alcohol of at least 70%.

 

The warehouse will get dirty daily and if the cleaning protocol is not properly performed, this dirt will accumulate and will visibly affect the productivity of warehouse operators, also affecting the safety of all and minimizing the efficiency and effectiveness. All this must be prevented from happening and the only way to achieve this is by cleaning and disinfecting.

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