Operating an industrial floor sweeper is pretty straightforward, however, there are some tips that can make the whole process that little bit smoother. If you’ve never used one before, this guide will make your introduction to the equipment as effortless as can be. And if you’re a seasoned pro, these tips can serve as gentle reminders of how to get the best out of your industrial floor sweeper – with no accidents or health and safety breaches.
Check the manual
First of all, you should read the manual. Even if you have used an industrial floor sweeper before, a lot of newer models have different modes, features and settings that you may not be familiar with. If you’ve not used an industrial floor sweeper for quite a while, or it’s your very first time, you should always read the manual to ensure you know exactly what you’re doing.
Get comfortable with the machine
Whether it’s a walk behind or a sweeper that you ride, it’s vital to know the machine inside and out. Now, we don’t mean that you should know how every single mechanism works, but you need to know how it handles and operates. By knowing how the equipment should work and feel, you’ll know when a problem occurs. It’s best to get some practice in too, before you properly use it in situ.
Remove Large Debris
Different industrial floor sweepers can handle different sized objects but it’s always best to clear away any large items of debris before you start sweeping. You don’t want to get your machine stuck or clogged as you could damage the equipment, and significantly reduce your cleaning efficiency.
Remember to empty the container
Whilst your industrial floor sweeper is a mighty machine, the dust, dirt and waste materials have to go somewhere – and that’s in a container. It can be easy to forget about the container and continue to use the equipment without emptying it. However, this needs to be done regularly to avoid build up. Depending on how much you use your machine, set a specific schedule for emptying the container.
Ensure regular maintenance
As with any and all cleaning equipment, your industrial floor sweeper, whether it’s a ride on or walk behind, regular maintenance is a must. This is to ensure that the machine is running correctly, any faults can be found and fixed quickly and to significantly reduce the likelihood of an accident.
By following these tips you’ll find that using an industrial floor sweeper really is a doddle!
If you’re looking for a company that provides industrial floor sweeper hire, we have a range of machines here at Karcher that are available. Including both walk behind and ride on sweepers, all our machines can help you improve standards, boost productivity and save money across your company. To find out more contact us at Karcher Hire.