Let me count the ways....Seriously though there are many reasons and I will cover a few of them here.
Your business is important to you, and you want to create a positive first impression when customers enter your business, and see a clean dry surface.
A clean, dry floor is a safe floor to walk and stand on. Swan's mats are very absorbent so rain, snow and slush are in the mat, not creating a slip and fall hazard on your floors
The mats protect your floors, capturing dirt, salt and water that will damage the floor.
Rubber backing on the mat keeps it from slipping on the floor. As a business owner you are taking a precaution against accidents, should a slip and fall accident occur on a wet floor without a mat.
You and your employees can focus on serving the customer, and let Swan remove dirty mats and replace them with clean. No mat cleaning needed for you or your employees.
Our sales professionals can come to your business and provide a no obligation, free quote. Every two weeks our customer service represetnatives come to your business to remove the dirty mats and replace them. It's that simple. Contact us today.
You need to focus on your business and your customers, it's what you do best. So let Swan be a partner with you in keeping your place of buisness clean and safe for both your employees and your customers.
Our Hassle-Free, Care-Free Rental Programs provide the latest in floor mat solutions, Purell hand sanitizer, dust and wet mops, we will help your business improve productivity and lower your maintenance costs while enhancing your image by keeping your floors and critical areas clean and safe, on a regular basis.
We can be a partner in your Green Building efforts by providing a rental of floor mats and anti-bacterial dispensers. Keep your customers and staff safe, and maintain a clean, eco-friendly workplace.
We provide pick-up and delivery to your location to remove your soiled mats and mops and replace them with clean ones. No inventory or quality control issues, we do that for you, so that you can focus on your business.
Swan Dust Control has locations in Waterloo, London and Brampton. So how can we provide service to all of Canada? We have a network of local service providers that enables us to deliver to your door across Canada, with a few exceptions in the North.
Swan prides intself on providing a better mat than our competitors too. Have you ever noticed when entering a business that the mats are not clean, are faded, or are generally in poor condition? You will not find a Swan Dust Control mat like that. When you see the small white swan in the corner of the mat, you can count on the quality.
What do we do when our mats become faded, or thin? We donate these mats to third world nations where they are used in many settling such a schools, hospitals and other places that may not have proper flooring.
Do yourself a a favour, if you are currently receiving service from one of our competitors, contact Swan for a free quote, and you will be surprised to find we can save you money and provide a better product.
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 cusomters 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, so that your business stays clean, and you can focus on what you do best, which is to serve your customers. Contact Swan today for a free quote for mat and mop rental, and Purell.
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 on a stand or wall mounted, can kill these germs and keep you and those around you healthy.
Why choose an anti-fatigue mat for workers that stand?
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Why choose an anti-fatigue mat?
All the wellness talk today is about “standing desks” and the need to get up and move around if you have a desk job that has you sitting much if the work day. However there are many workers that are on their feet all day to perform their job, so let’s consider the benefits of providing anti-fatigue mats for these workers.
At Cornell University, Ergonomists have long recognized that standing to work is more tiring than sitting to work. Standing requires 20% more energy than sitting and standing puts greater strain on the circulatory system and on the legs and feet.Prolonged standing at work increases the risks of varicose veins and according to scientific data, standing for long periods of time is particularly stressful and fatiguing.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety states many workers will experience discomfort, tiredness, sore feet, legs, knees or hips after long hours of standing. These are the combined effect of several factors, namely the design of the work, the workers' footwear, and the flooring material where they stand. Regardless of the quality of shoes and quality of the floor covering, standing itself can cause tiredness after an entire working day.
There are several factors to consider when determining ways to improve employee productivity and comfort. The type of flooring used in the workplace has an important influence on comfort, especially on tender feet. Hard, unyielding floors, like concrete, are the least comfortable surface to work on. Walking on a hard floor is similar to the impact of a hammer pounding the heel at every step. Wood, cork, carpeting, or rubber - anything that provides some elasticity - is generally gentler on workers' feet. More than that, softer floor coverings reduce fatigue and improve safety by reducing slips and falls on slippery floors.
Anti-fatigue mats can provide a solution however in choosing a mat a number of items need to be considered. First the thickness of the mat; softer and thicker may not always be better. Choose a mat that provides some elasticity, but at the same time is not so soft that a person feels they cannot stand comfortably.
Know the environment the mat will be used in.
Mats should not slip, or create a trip hazard.
Mats should have sloped edges (sloped edges are less of a trip hazard, and allows carts to roll over them more easily)
Mats need to be kept clean. In areas, such as food preparation, maintaining cleanliness will be important.
Mats should be anti-static
Does the work area require a mat with holes that provides drainage for kitchens, locker rooms, food-processing areas, behind bars and in machine shops?
If you are unable to change the flooring and you wish to improve comfort for standing workers, for improved health, safety and productivity at your place business consider putting anti-fatigue mats to work for you.
You take pride in your business and how you present your business to your customers, counts. With clean mats at your entry and throughout your business you provide a clean and safe environment for your customers and your employees.
Some of the benefits include;
No up-front investment
No inventory to store
Continuous clean item supply
frequent pick-up and delivery
lower maintenance costs
Swan offers logo mats, scraper mats and anti-fatigue mats, as well as wet and dry mops. Keep your business clean and safe from slip and fall accidents by letting us do the dirty work. We offer a large range of mat sizes to meet your needs. We take the dirt away, so that you and your employees can focus on what you do best, serving your cusotmers.
Research has also found that customers would not frequent a store if they found it unclean. According to a 2010 retail consumer study performed by M/A/R/C Research and National In-Store, 14 percent of consumers would cease visiting a store if it didn't meet their cleanliness standards, while 29 percent reporting they'd only patronize a dirty store if it were absolutely necessary.
Making a positive impression on customers can translate into more business and more success. A customer that has entered your place of business is getting an impression of you, your employees and the business space well before any transaction takes place.
According to The National Research Council of Canada, "People are affected by your appearance, whether or not they realize it, and whether or not they think appearance is important." In short, your visual presentation has consequences.
A customer should be able to enter a clean establishment and be greeted appropriately by the staff. A dust-free environment is imperative. If a customer touches dust as they're picking up an item, selecting a new set of wheels and rims, or when browsing for any other type of product, the experience can be less than pleasant and can place your brand in a negative light.
Focus on the floors. According to CDI research, 42 percent of people look at the floors first when judging the cleanliness of a business. Make sure to place heavy-duty mats to collect dirt at the door, and regularly spot-check any messes throughout the business day. A thorough sweep and mop should be done at the close of business.
Most business owners know it can be very difficult to continue keeping the floors clean, especially in high traffic areas. This can be remedied by placing floor mats both inside and outside the entrance. These mats will trap dirt and debris and keep it from being tracked throughout the business. Also, depending on the type of establishment and number of daily visitors, you may need to clean the floor a few times a day. Just remember: the floor is one of the very first things a customer notices upon entering the establishment.
How does your business smell? Air Freshener dispensers can neutralize odours rather than masking them. These can be placed in the business and they never stop working, ensuring the air is clean and fresh.
We all know how important good service is to customers, so make sure that the first impression is a positive one so that your business will get the opportunity to really “shine” for the customer.
Mats should be a part of your business whether you are welcoming customers or reminding workers about health and safety. Swan Dust Control offers many options beyond your company logo. Just a few examples of other messages that can be displayed on mat;
Quality is the key to success
Attention to detail
These subtle messages appearing in the workplace can reinforce important concepts. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you create your own messages on mats.