Keeping floors clean and clear is extremely important, especially in a place of business. It may be difficult because of the constant foot traffic that flows across it but it’s a good idea for numerous reasons. The reasons include but are not limited to:
- Clean floors preventing slips, falls and workplace injuries.
- They keeping a professional look to the building.
- Clean floors promote and maintain hygiene.
- Having someone to do the job provides cleaning jobs.
Sweepers often use industrial floor scrubbers if the building is big enough in order to make the job a little easier and quicker. After hours, this cleaning upkeep may be follow but a floor buffing machine. If you’ve ever noticed how shiny the floors of certain buildings are, you can be sure that they have used buffing machines on them. Sweepers are often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of a commercial building but they are very important. If they weren’t there, the place to be run to shambles eventually. There are several things that are looked for when a company is looking to hire sweepers. Here are some ideas of a few of things you would need to possess if you wish to be a cleaner or sweeper of a commercial building:
- Efficiency In order to be a good cleaner or sweeper, you have to be efficient, not only in your job description but in your personality and character. You can’t be the type of person that says ‘that’s good enough’ and moves on. If you are, you won’t make a good sweeper because that could cause a lot of problems, including potentially fatal injuries. You have to almost be a perfectionist when it comes to keeping the floors clean and clear. If you leave whole areas unclean and don’t notice, you probably won’t keep your job for very long.
- Honest Sweepers often work after business hours when they are alone in the building with no one to supervise them. This means that there needs to be a level of trust and honesty built between the clear and the employer. The employer needs to know that the cleaner is still going to get the job done properly if he is not there to watch. When the boss comes in the next day, the floors need to be clean and shiny as if they were brand new. It’s frustrating for a boss when they have to micromanage their employees so a good employee doesn’t make the employer feel like they have to do that.
- Detail Orientated This goes hand in hand with being efficient but it goes a little deeper. A good cleaner needs to care about the details of the floor. If there is tile, he or she should be concerned about the grout between the tiles. Or if there is something stuck to the floor, he or she should be willing to work at it until it’s gone instead of just letting it go or waiting til later. Chances are, if you are waiting til later, you’ll end up forgetting and then it will stay stuck to the floor for someone else to notice.
- Strength This might seem like an odd one but it’s important for sweepers to have an element of bodily strength in order to help them in their job. It’s a fairly physically demanding job and a lack of muscle power will be a hindrance. Sweepers must be able to put in some elbow grease to their work as well as handle heavy equipment and machinery without assistance. Having to ask for help from the people around you every time you need to get the machines out can be aggravating to busy people. Being able to function and do your job properly by yourself is very important.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a cleaner or a CEO, you should take pride in your work and how good of a job you do. The truth is, you’ll never get to CEO status if you do not start being excellent in the job that you currently have now. It’s great practice for promotions to learn how to function in the best of your ability right where you are.