During the long winter months when it’s wet and slippery outside, it’s crucial for businesses to ensure that they have proper safety precautions in place to prevent customers from slipping and injuring themselves. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most general industry incidents involve slips and falls. Sadly, an estimated 20-30% of people who experience a slip or fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries.
Let’s not wait until an accident happens before we take the proper steps to create a safe environment for both customers and employees. Swan has several options to help keep your floors clean and your customers injury-free. We provide rental mats, which reduce the dirt, mud and moisture tracked into the building. We also provide scraper mats which provide a slip-resistant surface, and work wonders for high-risk and wet areas.
Finally, we have treated mops which help keep floors looking shiny and professional.
Prevent potential safety issues and liability- call Swan today!
When a customer walks into a business, they instantly make a first impression based on what they see. For instance, if they look around and see messy floors with salt stains and dirt, they may assume that the business lacks professionalism. The person may wonder, ‘If they show so little respect for their workspace, then will they treat customers in the same manner?’
Cleanliness also impacts the health and safety of those who come into contact with the building. Obviously, a customer will not want to return for a second visit if they feel their health and well-being are at risk.
At Swan, we strive to help businesses create a safe and professional looking workspace where both staff and customers know they do not have to worry about their well-being. We want to increase the likelihood of customers returning for a second visit because they were greatly impressed with the service and the cleanliness of the business.
Give Swan a call and let us help you make a great first impression with your customers. We provide both rental mats and mops, which work wonders at removing dirt, dust, and even stains!
Why Are Mats So Important During The Winter Months?
Monday, November 25, 2019
Keep Your Customers Safe From Slips and Falls This Winter
There are countless reasons as to why it is crucial for businesses to have proper matting on their floors during the long winter months. This type of weather tends to make floors much more wet and slippery, which can potentially lead to unnecessary slips and falls from both customers and employees. This is obviously, something that should be avoided at all costs as the safety of your customers should be the top priority.
Floor mats can help in the following ways:
- Prevent slips and falls, and reduce the risk of liability
- Reduce daily cleaning costs by substantially minimizing tracked-in soil. Research shows that overhead costs associated with cleaning greatly increases during the winter months.
- Extend the lifespan of flooring surfaces
- Help maintain a great impression with your customers.
- With Swan, your soiled mats are picked up at your location for each service cycle, and then exchanged with clean ones. The soiled items are brought back to our plant for professional cleaning. It’s as easy as that.
Keep your customers safe this winter. Call Swan today for a free quote.
The first step to ensuring your customers are safe from slips and falls is to place matting in entrances and heavy-traffic areas. However, not just any mat will do the job right. For instance, you don’t want to purchase mats that curl in the corners and cause customers to trip. Our rental mats are specially manufactured with premium high quality materials to provide an outstanding performance at your facility. Here are some of these materials:
Anti-skid nitrile rubber backing customized for hard floor surfaces or carpeted floors
Rubber backing helps prevent curling and cracking, and allows the mat to lay completely flat
Rubber borders facilitate transition and cart traffic
Cut pile yarn allows dirt to penetrate and hide in between fibers until the next service from Swan
Super absorbent 100% nylon cut pile carpet surface resists packing and crushing
If you’d like to learn more about our amazing products, call us today for a free quote.
Summer is coming to an end, and it is time to plan for the fall, which can include wet weather, and more dirt entering your place of business. With children returning to school, and vacations over, is your business ready for the additional traffic through your door?
It is important to think about first impressions of your business, and also the safety of both your customers and staff. Swan Dust Control will place mats in the high traffic areas, and entrances, so that dirt, dust, and wet weather are captured by the mat. Every two weeks the dirty mats are removed and replaced with clean mats, so that your business stays clean, and you can focus on what you do best, which is to serve your customers.
In the fall people start to spend more time indoors, and with kids back at school, cold and flu germs are spread more easily. Adding a Purell anti-bacterial dispenser can kill these germs and keep you and those around you healthy.
Contact Swan today for a free quote for mat and mop rental, and Purell.
We are glad that you asked. Swan Dust Control has operations in Waterloo, Brampton and London Ontario. We service a large part of Southern Ontario from these locations. However, we also have a network of service providers, so we are able to provide service all over Ontario.
We know there are other suppliers, but Swan Dust Control offers a high level of service, and quality of product that you will not find elsewhere. The cleanliness of your business is important, and you are paying for a service that should provide a superior product, whether it is Mats, Mops, Air Freshers, or Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer.
If you are currently dealing with someone else for these needs, just give Swan Dust Control a chance to provide you with a quote. We believe you will be happy to compare our price and our product and service with that of our competitors. Get a no obligation quote from Swan today.
First impressions are important, which means the entrance to your business is especially crucial, as it is the first thing that your customer interacts with. Why not take advantage of our summer special throughout July and August, where you can have a special message or your company logo added to a single-entry mat, or several mats within your business. Our digitally printed logo mats reproduce fine detail, fades and 3D images. Plus, there are 25 standard colours and over 300 accent colours available. Swan will continue to pick up your mat(s), clean them and deliver them back to their positions within your business.
Contact Swan today for a free quote and to learn more.
Spring Fever is not a medical term, and not a disease or malfunction of the body, but it is recognized as something that affects many that live in northern climates. The additional sunlight and warmer temperatures have a positive affect on mood and energy level.
People feel lighter, can tend to eat less, and have a desire to unburden themselves, often recognized as wanting to "Spring Clean". If you’re a business owner, you might be feeling the same way- might this be time to order those mats for your business to keep things clean, and let Swan Dust Control pick up the dirty mats and deliver clean ones? Having a clean work environment not only impresses customers, but it can also impact the productivity of your employees. Mess and clutter can cause feelings of stress, whereas a clean environment can improve an employee’s ability to focus and get the job done! It’s a win-win situation for everyone! For more information about our products and services, call Swan and receive a free quote.
It's Spring, so enjoy, get outdoors, take up activities like walking and golf, and enjoy Canada's wonderful parks. It's been a long winter and Spring is finally here!
Studies have proven that it can take up to $500 to remove 1 pound of dirt that has been tracked into your business.
If you have an entry mat, and your customers take at least three steps on a mat, it will remove 90% of the dirt that would otherwise have been tracked into your shop. The entry mat is your first line of defence against this dirt.
Further studies have shown that 80% of the dirt that enters a business comes through the door. So place mats at all entrances, and save yourself both time and money, while preserving your floors and maintain a cleaner environment indoors.
How can you prevent accidents from slips and falls in your workplace?
Statistics show that 77% of slips and falls happen on the same level from slips and trips. Slips happen when there is too little traction between footwear and walking surface. Common causes are occasional spills, wet or oily surfaces and weather hazards.
Having a mop to clean up wet floors and spills, and placing mats in areas that may be wet from weather or other spills, are cost effective ways to manage these hazards that can occur in your workplace.
Canadian weather offers us many challenges, as much as Canadian are accustom to our seasonal changes, safety is always in season
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has other tips on ways to keep your workplace safe.