Probably one of the most under-rated pieces of cleaning equipment, the Cleaning Trolley, has the potential to transform you cleaning team.
Not for everyone, they are best suited to cleaning teams at Schools, Colleges, large offices and public use areas.
Trolleys are already used extensively by cleaning teams in airports and shopping centres. They work very well in this kind of environment, with the cleaner having to work a long way from a cupboard.
Why use a Cleaning Trolley?
In a modern building there is usually a lack of cleaning cupboards. It seems as if architects generally think that buildings not longer need cleaning!
Every time a cleaner has to walk back to the cleaning cupboard to get some more toilet rolls, the mop bucket or anything else, you are losing time in, what is probably already, a very tight time schedule.
If you can stop the cleaner having to leave their work area and go and get something, this will obviously equal more time spend getting the job done.
This is exactly what trolleys do.
If you have the right trolley, everything that the cleaner is likely to need can be loaded onto the trolley before they start. At the start of shift, they simply wheel the trolley to their work area and clean.
Points to consider when picking a trolley
The following are some points to consider, there are no doubt other site-specific things to consider, but this will help you get started;
Also if you are going to buy trolleys, have another look at the mopping system you are using. Is this the best system? Are there advances in technology that you can benefit from?
Before you choose your trolleys is a good time to renew your mop systems. some trolleys have an integrated mop system as part of the trolley.
Some Trolley ideas
The following are just some ideas of what's available, not an exhaustive list
Rubbermaid Quick Carts: This is a really great range of trolleys. Three sizes - small, medium and large. Perfect for restricted space, hotels, small offices, etc. Numatic Carousel NC range: Nice compact range of trolleys where there is not much space.
Rubbermaid Brute Rim Caddy: A good choice for office cleaning.
Numatic Procare 100AT: And if it's a mobile cleaning cupboard you're after....
Numatic PPT220: or mostly vacuuming.....
Robert Scott Cleaner Trolley: Good option if budgets are tight.
Trolleys are well worth considering for cleaning. They may save your team a lot of collective time, could solve a problem with a lack of cleaning cupboards and could also enhance the look of your operation (could even brand them up with your company logo for a bit of free advertising)