The way we clean our workplaces is changing rapidly - with the COVID 19 pandemic driving the importance of cleanliness and hygiene like never before. Yet, the pandemic isn’t the only factor contributing to the new trends we are seeing in the janitorial and hygiene sector.
Looking to the future, there will be many considerations for businesses and how they keep their spaces clean. From both a hygiene and cost perspective - having the right systems, products and training is imperative. But with so many products, chemicals and guidance it can be difficult to know where to start.
These latest trends will show you how to get ahead of the curve and create a janitorial system that suits your business…
Sustainability and green cleaning
Becoming more sustainable is high on the agenda for most companies. The way the majority of businesses clean at the moment leaves room for improvement on their eco credentials. With companies looking to reduce their environmental impact and improve their sustainability, there’s a few strategies that will make a big difference. Switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products and methods, as well as the implementation of recycling and waste reduction programs will help.
Here’s how we can help:
- Environmentally friendly cleaning products: from cloths to toilet paper
- Expertise and training when switching to concentrates to reduce single use plastic
- High quality tech led systems and products to reduce waste
- Eco friendly cleaning supplies with no harsh chemicals
Innovation leading to automation and technology
Advancements and innovation in the past few years have led to technological breakthroughs in most sectors. However the commercial cleaning and janitorial space will benefit from the technology and systems - transforming it into a fully modernised function with enhanced reporting and visibility.
Robotics can be used to automate many of the repetitive and time-consuming tasks associated with cleaning, such as vacuuming and scrubbing floors. In addition, sensors and other technology can be used to monitor the cleanliness of a facility in real-time and provide data that can be used to improve cleaning processes. This takes pressure from human resource and the admin involved in manually cleaning and checking - with technology automatically reporting and integrating into the data suite for enhanced visibility.
Training for a changing workforce
With the nature of the workforce changing, there’s more demand for highly skilled and trained employees. As mentioned previously, automation is leading the way in replacing the repetitive, low skilled tasks - so training and development on how to work within the systems and integrate with technology is increasingly important. Understanding how to interpret the data that technology led products share and how to effectively report and manage cleaning systems will become more prevalent.