Cleaning is strenuous, especially for the back. Everyone who wipes the floor at home knows this. For people who earn their money with cleaning work it is decisive that their back and the joints remain healthy. For them ergonomic and back-friendly cleaning systems are available with which the work can be done much more easily and more efficiently.
Cleaning large floor areas is strenuous physical work and is frequently a source of stress and strain for the joints and the back. But it is not only the strenuous activity that demands a lot from the professional cleaning workers; in addition they are usually also under time pressure. To make matters worse the surfaces to be cleaned are sometimes also difficult to reach. So it is hardly surprising that 40 percent of all cleaning workers complain about back pain, muscle tension and problems in the nape area. Frequent bending, carrying heavy buckets and the poor ergonomics of the cleaning tools take their toll.
But professional floor cleaning systems show that it can also be done differently. During their development attention was not only given to a good cleaning result, but also that the burden is also reduced for the cleaning professionals. Because only if the working device also matches to the height can pain and tension be avoided. Cleaning workers should be able to work in an upright body posture. This is achieved by being able to adjust the shaft to the different heights of the cleaning workers. For example through a continuously adjustable telescopic shaft. This prevents unnecessary abnormal postures and burdens for the back.
To be able to achieve a good cleaning result on larger surfaces the wiping movements should be performed in an S-shape, respectively the wiping movements follow the shape of a figure eight (symbol for infinity). This is for example supported with a shaft which has a pivot mounted S-shape in the upper third. Through this the wiping movements are performed intuitively with the minimal exertion of force. With conventional cleaning systems it is often necessary to twist the wrist joint. An additional pivot mounted grip at the end of the shaft prevents this. A relief amongst others for wrist joints and elbows.
For some situations, such as the cleaning of individual rooms or areas, there are systems in which separate containers for cleaning agents or wiping water can be dispensed with. In these systems, cartridges are used, small tanks, which can be filled with the respective cleaning agent, are simply attached to the handle. Through a special mechanism on the grip the cleaning agent is very easily applied to the surface during the wiping process. The block-free pulse jet system guarantees a precise dosage.
The cartridges should have a different size so that only the amount is carried that is really needed. As such a system must be ready for use at any time the cartridge with the cleaning agent should be fast and easy to change. Lifting and carrying heavy water buckets is dispensed with. A further plus: No water or cleaning agent is wasted anymore and lengthy preparation times are a thing of the past - the efficiency is increased.
Whether such a system can be used sensibly depends on factors such as the size of the area to be cleaned.
Depending on the application purpose different requirements can be made towards the floor cleaning system. Therefore attention should be given that the manufacturer offers individual solutions that can be individually combined. This concerns the different size tanks, as well as how the dirt pick-up holders can be attached to the different types of wiping mops. Thereby attention should be given that these can be changed in an upright body posture. Thereby the frequent bending is avoided and the back is relieved. Recommendable here are systems with a Velcro fastening surface. Finally it should be possible to select the corresponding system that matches the application purpose.
Especially with professional floor cleaning systems attend to the points addressed above. Because conventional wipers amongst others lead to faster tiring and muscle tension, which in the final instance can affect the whole body. Over the long term these can even lead to a bad posture. The consequence: increased absenteeism times.
Floor cleaning systems with an ergonomically shaped S-shaft achieve best cleaning results with the minimum exertion of force - and notably with a distinctly lower stress burden for the body than with conventional floor cleaning devices.