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Trash Talk: Tip of the Week
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Tip of the
Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls While Cleaning a Commercial Office
the cleaning business there are many conditions that exist where
slips, trips or falls could occur. Keep yourself and others safe
by being aware of them:
or Waxing Floors -
When mopping or waxing a lobby, kitchen, copy room or restroom,
you are creating a potentially hazardous condition for yourself
and others. You are required to put Wet Floor caution signs
out in plain sight to warn people who might walk on the floor.
It is also a good idea to verbally warn any person who walks
on the floor with a courteous “please be careful, the
floor is wet”. You should also practice what you preach.
Never hurry across a wet floor, even one that you just mopped
Carpets - When the floor care crew is cleaning carpets
they are also creating a possible slip/fall situation -- walking
from wet carpet to a dry floor. The moisture on your shoes will
cause your feet to slide out from under you when they contact
a dry surface if you are not aware of the condition. Always
step from wet carpet to a hard floor with caution.
and Other Equipment Cords
- Always keep your vacuum cord under control. If you are always
aware of how it is laid out on the floor you can avoid tripping
over it and injuring yourself. You should also keep your cord
as out of the way as possible so that people walking through
the area will not trip over it.
Backwards - Do you vacuum backwards out of offices
so you leave a nice pattern on the carpet? It looks great, but
you must also take care that you don't accidentally back into
something or trip over an object on the floor, including your
own vacuum cord. Before backing up, look behind you to be aware
of potential hazards and obstructions. Do this before you take
a step backwards and you will be much safer.
Outdoors - When you are walking outdoors between buildings,
or taking out the trash, especially during the winter months,
there may be wet or slippery conditions caused by rain or snow
that could cause you to fall. Always wear shoes with good traction
and be aware of sidewalk conditions. Avoid patches of ice and
puddles of water whenever possible.
Copyright (c) The Janitorial Store
Steve and Jean Hanson are owners of Brainerd Lakes Cleaning and
Supply, and The Janitorial Store (TM).
Brainerd Lakes Cleaning and
Supply is a commercial cleaning company and janitorial supplies
company located in Brainerd, Minnesota. If you live in the Brainerd
Lakes area, visit www.BrainerdLakes.biz.
The Hansons have owned
two successful commercial cleaning companies since the 1980's,
and decided to create a community to help other small cleaning
companies grow their businesses and become more successful.
The Janitorial Store (TM)
is an online community designed exclusively for the owners of
small cleaning companies and is coming soon to www.TheJanitorialStore.com.
(c) Brainerd Lakes Cleaning and Supply,
and The Janitorial Store (TM)
All Rights Reserved.
212 N. 5th St.,
Brainerd, MN 56401