Maintenance management can be a big job, depending on the size of the facility. Fortunately, the right tools can make your job a whole lot easier.
In order for a facility to work smoothly and safely, it must be well maintained. And making sure that it is may well be your job. You have to see to it that it’s kept clean and neat. But it’s not just so it looks good, though professional appearance is very important, and good maintenance management is key to make that happen.
As you know, keeping the floors dry and clean is essential for safety as well. Imagine that a spill or leak were to spread in the work areas. This can pose a serious hazard of slip and fall accidents. In addition, it could also be a fire hazard.
As you can see, a little spill can mean seriously trouble
Still, keeping the facility neat and clean isn’t rocket science. Much of it has to do with preventive maintenance. You want to prevent spills, and if they happen, you want to contain them. Finally, once they’re contained, you also need to clean them up quickly.
And luckily, you can choose from plenty of tools and supplies that make maintenance management a lot less daunting.
The first order of business is to prevent problems. Why clean up a spill when the spill could have been prevented or contained in the first place. Quality containers are a start, but there’s no way to completely prevent spills or leaks.
So you also need spill pallets of various types for containing spills and preventing them from spreading. For example, you can place drums filled with chemicals on spill pallets, which capture any leaking fluids before they end up on the floor.
With containing the fluids, you’re halfway home. But you still need to clean them up — and here’s where absorbents come to the rescue. And they come in many forms: they can be sprinkled on the liquid and then swept up, or you could choose absorbent pads, much like paper towels, or even pads, socks, and berms that absorb the fluids neatly and can then be disposed.
Of course the key to proper maintenance management is to be prepared. If you have an assortment of containment and clean-up tools handy at all times, it will be much easier to keep your facility safe.