We often view floor mats as basic accessory to eliminate dirt and particles before entering or serve as aesthetics to welcome guests at the entrance. However, different range and functions among door mats exisit. While some serves the residential homes, some aids in benefiting the commercial properties as well. Initial shares what are the five essential commercial mats you need to know for your premises.
Welcome mat to leave a positive impression
Many activities take place at an entrance such as waiting for person, parking off wet brollies, gathering or entering to a building. At this instance, environmental factors such as wet weather, sandy compound, poor outdoor housekeeping and sanitation can affect floor hygiene. For instance, dirt, grime, mud, sand and debris stuck within the grooves of the shoes, wet footsteps caused by puddles of rain and standing water. Without proper placement of entrance mats, these residues and spills can cause a mess at your entrance and passing them in by foot, leaving a very negative impression with dirty environment. In addition, placing proper floor mat can indicate the business’s priority in embracing health and safety, by preventing slips and falls, thus leaving a positive impression among public.
Enhance workplace safety with professional mats
For most off-the-shelve and retail mats, they are design for simple dirt and water trapping within a residential home setting. This is particularly where it is indoors, less human traffic or exposed to environmental conditions. Firstly, for commercial properties and large building complex, these mats are unable to withstand the volume and frequency of traffic entering and exiting the premise. Secondly, poorly maintained floor surfaces will result in greasy and muddy, or water spills or leaks that causes slippery floor. Thirdly, there are certain parts of the premise that are high risk of incidents due to the activities taken place including pantries and washrooms with water usage.
In summary, you can go for anti-slip mats designed to withstand high collection of moisture and water, specific for wet areas and greasy environment. At the same time, it can absorb germs and dirt thus enhancing both the health and safety aspects of your users. Enquire today on the Initial Germguard Mat Solutions today.
Optimise ergonomics during long standard periods
Certain professions require long-standing hours and this put pressure on their body, particularly on their legs, feet, back and overall well-being for a long period. Some examples include cashiering, serving front of house and bar counter, production assemblies and any other manufacturing and processing activities. Poor ergonomics can affect health including muscle and joint pain, body aches, leg swells and fatigue. Health conditions can influence the productivity and work efficiency, thus influencing the quality of deliverables. There are commercial mats such as the Anti-Fatigue Mats that comprise unique cushions to withstand pressure and reduce fatigue while providing comfort for prolonged standing period. These mats are treated with proper sanitising by going through a specialised laundering regime.
Reduce slips and falls with anti-microbial safety
Some environment are high risk in workplace safety risks and pose certain possibilities in workplace incidents. This happens when floor hygiene and sanitation is not met, generating surface conditions that are wet, greasy, slimy and slippery. In fact, slips and falls reported as frequent workplace challenges resulting in workday loss, and compromised on financial implications and operation productivity. How it works is by improving the mat stability against slippery surfaces with suction discs. It has silver and anti-microbial coating agent to eliminate bacteria and mould in warm and damp conditions. Bacteria and germs can cause allergies and potential spread of diseases, while also promoting opportunities for pests to occur.
Disinfect footwear for optimal hygiene standards
Pathogens including bacteria and viruses can be found almost anywhere and with pandemic such as the coronavirus taking place globally, it is best not to take any risks by lapsing on the floor hygiene level. We tend to transport germs and particles from external sources thus, increasing the health and safety risks among users and employees. Microshield Footbath Mat is an advanced floor care solution aims to eliminate bacteria and viruses through disinfection and sanitisation of the footwear soles before entry. It has the ability to withstand heavy disinfection regime with six layers of 100% recyclable and disposable material. Additionally, it dispenses adequate disinfectant to disinfect in-coming soles regularly. In fact, the mat can hold up to 6.5 litres of disinfecting solution. This averagely sanitises over 500 times across three weeks period.
Importance of maintain quality floor hygiene
It is important to embrace hygiene, besides personal hygiene including hand hygiene, floor hygiene is as critical. Initial Singapore summarises a list of reasons why you should not treat floor care that lightly.
- Step up the safety protection among employees by minimising slips and falls
- Promote better health well-being by eliminating germs and bacteria
- Reinforce positive impression and brand image among public
- Improve ergonomics for employees going through long standing period
- Prevent cross contamination with adequate disinfection and sanitisation
- Trap and collect water and spills and keeping surfaces dry
- Increase cleanliness and sanitation standards of the premises
- Drive confidence, trust and morale of your end users and employees
Evaluating a professional hygiene specialist
Washroom and hygiene solutions is a niche and specialised solutions. They are offered with similar services provided by facility management and cleaning contractor businesses. However, there are certain specialisation aspects required to offer hygiene services including the right floor care. Here are some tips on how to evaluate a credible and quality hygiene specialist in Singapore.
- Check on the brand history and years of industry experience in the market
- Determine on their resource capacity and manpower volume
- Find out more about their health and safety policies particularly in workplace safety
- Do they possess the hygiene knowledge and equip with professional certification?
- Their range of hygiene solutions – are they adequate and well integrated?
- Any use of innovation and technology to increase the standards of hygiene management
- Customer reviews and satisfied customers on their service quality and standards
- Operation standards and process in managing robust hygiene service delivery
Contact Initial Singapore your washroom hygiene specialist at (65) 6347 8138 for professional floor care services tailored for your business needs.