Industrial Manufacturing Plants: Streamlined Facility Maintenance Function in Response to Coronavirus
by Ed Turbeville, National Sales Executive
Amid coronavirus outbreak, industrial manufacturing plants across the country are experiencing business interruptions and operational changes. Many plants are also opting for suspending operations for the purpose of deep cleaning and sanitizing of their manufacturing facility. While deep cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing are all extremely important measures for employee health and safety, partnering with a professional service provider can strengthen the protocols as they possess expertise in:
- Risk assessment
- Contingency planning
- Skilled and trained crew
- Use of effective chemicals and tools
- Safety Protocols, and
- Quality Control
Few facility maintenance companies have the capability, resources, and expertise to disinfect potential virus-infected surfaces using the most effective products and tools. As COVID-19 is a transferable disease that has caused a global pandemic, and manufacturing facilities are sites with many workers, plant managers, and other employees; routine environmental cleaning and sanitizing must focus on the guidelines provided by experts. Some of the most effective steps to eliminate risk of exposure to coronavirus and maintain a disinfected facility include the use of cleaning chemicals with the coronavirus claim, follow a safety protocol to ensure each high-touch surface is properly disinfected, and the maintenance staff to work using the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The team at Diversified Maintenance is at the forefront of fighting this pandemic along with its customers. The Company’s response to the coronavirus outbreak situation includes vigilant monitoring by their dedicated Environmental, Health, & Safety team, key partnerships with chemical suppliers, employee training on new disinfecting procedures to minimize coronavirus exposure, routine and high frequency decontamination at all customer facilities, and many more. The Diversified leadership is also educating their customers from various industries including manufacturing facilities that their operational efficiency greatly depends on eliminating the risk of exposure to coronavirus which cannot be achieved with one-time or sporadic deep cleaning practices.
Diversified Maintenance has developed emergency schedules for current customers to support their business continuity. To learn more about industrial manufacturing facility maintenance, get in touch with me – Ed Turbeville at eturbeville@diversifiedM.com.