5 Tips on How to Maintain a Clean Facility

5 Tips on How to Maintain a Clean Facility

Laura Cañellas
Apr 20, 2021 6:15 AM

Keeping your facility clean has never been more important. 

Although businesses continue to open back up, it's important to ensure the safety of your staff and guests by maintaining a clean facility.

5 Tips on How to Maintain a Clean Facility 

Let's jump in.

1. Develop and stick to a routine

Developing a cleaning schedule and protocol for staff to follow is the best way to maintain a clean facility.

For example, you may want to ask your staff members to use a disinfectant spray on any customer-facing payment devices after each use.

For larger attractions, you'll likely need to have staff clean after hours. Be sure to update your closing procedures and shift schedules to reflect the extra time needed.

And don't forget—be sure to maintain your inventory of cleaning products. Whether you use an outside vendor or shop at the local grocery store, follow a consistent ordering schedule and keep track of your stock so you never run out of supplies.

2. Use the right cleaning products for your surfaces

Each cleaning product has different directions for use. One might require that you leave it on the surface for a certain period of time to disinfect fully while another might not.  Be sure to read the directions for each product you're using to make sure you're using it correctly.

You may also need to find the right product for each unique surface so as to not damage any equipment. 

Each FEC will have a slightly different routine depending on what attractions they have, but every business should focus on having areas and surfaces that are frequently touched cleaned routinely and often. A few examples include:

  • Touch-Screens and Keyboards
  • Payment-Processing Devices
  • Bathrooms
  • Door Handles
  • Light Switches
  • Tables and Chairs

For objects in high-traffic areas that aren't easy to clean, check out this list from the EPA on cleaning products approved for use on soft and porous materials.

For a list of all cleaning agents and what viruses they protect against, take a look at this article.

3. Protect your employees

Your employees are going to be in your FEC the most out of anyone, so they should be at the top of your protection list!

Ensure both you and your staff are protected with the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for use while cleaning, especially if you're using supplies that contain harsh ingredients and chemicals such as bleach.

Protective equipment will likely be a combination of items you provide for your staff such as masks, gloves, protective eye wear, soap and hand sanitizer, as well as uniform changes you should require staff adhere to (especially when cleaning) such as long-sleeved shirts, full-length pants, and closed-toed shoes.

4. Make sanitization options available for customers

Assist your customers by keeping a fresh supply of tissues and sanitizer at the front counter and other areas in your facility where guests congregate. Include those items as part of every party room setup as well.

If your stock is running low and you find yourself in a pinch needing certain items quickly, here are a few DIY cleaner recipes you can make in the meantime (bonus: they're chemical free!)

5. Be ready to pivot where necessary

New facts and ideas are being brought to light each day, and therefore, regulations and guidelines for businesses are constantly changing. 

Stay up-to-date with all guidelines and protocols in your state and be sure to pivot whenever necessary.

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