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Maximise your organisation’s hygiene with our versatile floor care range: The ultimate clean starts here.

Pedestrian, ride-on and robotic floor care machinery are an efficient solution for completing tasks more productively and help prioritise housekeeping within your business by maintaining a safe, clutter-free, and dust-free environment.

Maximise your organisation’s hygiene with our versatile floor care range: The ultimate clean starts here.
Emily Patrick

By Emily Patrick
On Jul 4, 2023

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At HLS, we strive to provide the best solutions to our customers. In response to customer demand, we have teamed up with Hako to offer efficient and advanced industrial floor cleaning solutions that are well-suited for various environments such as warehouses, factories, retail stores, hotels, catering establishments, and service environments.

As an organisation passionate about providing safe and productive solutions for the workplace, we provide equipment and support services for safe working at height and materials handling, and we now also include floor care equipment. These include pedestrian, ride-on and robotic floor care machinery for efficient task completion and help prioritise housekeeping within your business by maintaining a safe, clutter-free, and dust-free environment.

 

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Productivity:

A cluttered workplace can pose difficulties for workers and machines, especially in small areas. However, robotic cleaning can improve team efficiency by completing tasks more rapidly without manual labour, such as scrubbing and drying. Autonomous cleaning machines have advanced sensors built in to navigate around obstacles, so cleaners can clearly identify areas that have not been cleaned. They also work in crowded spaces as they stop when people come near the machine.

With advanced technology, machines can use software to map out routes. There are two ways of doing this. The first is to walk the route to teach the machine manually. The other is to ‘Auto Fill’ If you are in a large area, you can walk the machine around the outside, and then the machine will fill in the rest of the area and clean that section. They can be sold as collaborative robots, which are designed to work alongside the team independently by cleaning touch points, which frees up more time for other tasks to be completed.

 

Efficiency:

Floor care machines improve efficiency by cleaning small and large areas quickly and effectively with long-lasting battery power to prolong the period of operation. They can perform multiple tasks, such as sweeping, scrubbing, and drying, which require minimal effort from the operator. Furthermore, multi-functional machines, especially outdoor cleaning machines, can be used for all weather conditions, so you only require one machine that can achieve optimal results year-round.

 

Reduce dust particles in the environment:

Finding a solution that controls the exposure of dirt, grime, and germs from the floor’s surface and dust particles within the air is important in avoiding employee long-term ill health, as dust can be a problem in almost any industry. Some activities that create dust include stockpiling large volumes of processed materials, maintenance work, sanding, and filling or emptying bags into skips or containers. https://www.hse.gov.uk/dust/assets/docs/eh44.pdf . Sweepers can tackle this problem by using a side brush to sweep debris from corners and borders directly into the path of the wide cylindrical brush.

Long-lasting types of machine filters include the ‘M’ Class, the most common filter to put into the machines for medium-risk hazards and an ‘H’ Class, a Hepa filter used for a high-risk hazard such as brickworks. If you are still determining of the type of filter that should be used, we advise booking a site survey to identify hazards on your site.

Consistent, thorough cleaning will reduce the amount of dust settling on top of machines or products, improving the site visually when customers and suppliers are invited to inspections.

 

Safety:

Cleaning floors can pose significant risks to cleaning staff, as they may encounter slippery surfaces, wet floors, and hazardous materials. However, advanced cleaning equipment can help mitigate these risks by reducing the amount of manual labour and human intervention required. Machines have various safety features, such as collision sensors, automatic shutdown mechanisms, and warning alarms. Additionally, other safety measures can be incorporated, for instance a beacon on a pole, a blue spot, and audible reversing alarms to help prevent accidents and injuries.

By utilising such floor care equipment, the likelihood of health and safety risks affecting workers, such as slips from spillages or trips and falls caused by debris, can be significantly minimised.

 

Cost-effectiveness:

With recruitment becoming increasingly difficult and wages rising, having an autonomous machine that can run every day, 365 days a year, will guarantee a clean environment every time.

These machines are built to last, with durable materials and energy-efficient designs, reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacements.

By using automated cleaning methods, you can eliminate the need for manual labour and reduce labour costs significantly. One exceptionally reliable option is robotic cleaning machines with innovative AI technology that runs routes independently and reliably. This machine can take on repetitive tasks reducing the need for other operatives and freeing up the team’s time to focus on more skilled and higher-valued tasks. After each run staff can also physically see what the machine has done on the report.

 

Environmentally Friendly:

Reach sustainability goals by using cleaning and floor care equipment that is designed to be eco-friendly. The machines are created to reduce water waste by using a hygienic solution tank with a Hako Anti Bac coating, which minimises the consumption of disinfectants during cleaning and improves the machine’s hygiene, protecting the tanks’ plastic material against fungal and bacterial growth. This economic cleaning process is cost-effective and does not require expensive cleaning agents.

In addition, operating automated cleaning equipment helps to decrease an organisation’s carbon footprint by cutting down on fuel emissions. For example, the Citymaster 650 meets the emission limit requirements of the Stage V Exhaust Emission Standard through its energy-saving drive control system that reduces fuel consumption during work and travel modes.

Hako Aqua Control saves up to 50% of water with Scrubber Driers, as its brush systems (last for over 300hrs before replacement) and automatic water stop when the machine comes to a halt - reducing the amount of water used, greenhouse gas emissions, and fewer empty and refill journeys.

 

Conclusion:

Keeping floors clean is essential for maintaining a hygienic and safe environment in public spaces, workplaces, and Industrial environments. High-tech cleaning equipment provides many benefits, such as efficiency, safety, cost-effectiveness, and eco-friendly. Investing in these machines will increase your business’s sustainability, health, and safety. At HLS, we can take the stress out of cleaning by offering a site survey to ensure the correct machine is recommended and suits your businesses. A demonstration of that most suitable equipment which could include Pedestrian Scrubber Driers, Pedestrian Sweepers, Ride-on Sweepers, Ride-on Scrubber Driers, and Outdoor Cleaning Machines, to prove that the machine works in your activities.

Call the HLS sales team on 0113 524 1018 or email sales@hls.co for recommended cleaning solutions for your business.

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On Jul 4, 2023

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