Presentation on theme: "The Basics Equipment Maintenance and Safety"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Basics Equipment Maintenance and Safety Welcome and introductions.Give welcome and introductionsEngage participants in a warn up: individual introductions, pair interviews, or any other ideas you have found successfulOverview the courseVacuumsExtractorsPolishersSweepersBattery powered equipmentRiders (if appropriate)PropaneElectrical safetyBattery maintenanceCover course objective:Properly maintained equipment will:Operate longerOperate more effectivelyImprove employee moraleWe will cover over the next two hours the basics on how to maintain machines.If you….
2 Take Care of Your Equipment and It Will Take Care of You! Makes the job easier for the operatorCleaner facility in less timeMany of facilities have increased in size without an increase in staffHow many of the seminar participants have had the size of facilities increase?How many have had a corresponding increase in personnel?Mechanized cleaning is becoming more important to increase worker productivityTo keep good workers, the work environment must improveFor example, use of an autoscrubber is much faster and less physically demanding than swinging a mop.A machine maintenance program keeps the scrubber and worker productiveA thoughtful PM program encourages the operators to treat the machines with more care; machines will get less abuse.
3 Protect Your Investment Routine maintenance decreases downtimeIncreases safety for employees and customersClean floors = Cleaner environmentMotivates employeesRead from slide.Taking care of equipment can make your job easier.A cleaner and safer work environment is created for everyone.Preventative maintenance protects the investment in equipment.Goal is to maximize uptimeOverall, when equipment works properly, life is good!
4 Equipment Maintenance Profitability Single motor upright vacuum (example) Life Expectancy =1-2 YearsBroken Belts 1 per week $ Broken Vac Fans 3 per year $37.50Beater Bars 2 per year $ External Bag 1 per year $28.00Total $ Data obtained from end user interviewsThis example is from the hotel industry; daily use between 2-4 hours per dayImproper equipment maintenance can lead to a poor attitude about equipment in general. If management does not care about machines, employees won’t either. They will ram the machine into walls, pick up boulders, pull the cord from the wall, etc.
5 Equipment Maintenance Profitability Single motor upright vacuum (example) With 50% better use and careLife Expectance = 2-4 YearsBroken Belts 2 per month $ Broken Vac Fans 1.5 per year $ Beater Bars 2 per year $ External Bag 1 per year $ Total $ Life Expectancy increases 1 year Machine maintenance cost go down 32%Regular maintenance will keep the brush clean, the brush chamber clear, bearings clean, and will encourage the operator to pick up large debris rather than try to run the vacuum over it.
6 Vacuuming is the foundation of a good carpet care program. A properly maintained vacuum resultsin better looking carpet, less dusting,and happy customers.Read from slide.85% of all soil in a building is dry and can be vacuumedIt takes 3 times longer to dust a room than to vacuum itA clean bag and filters increase airflow and helps performanceAdjust brush to the correct level and bristle length
7 Maintenance Tips: Vacuums DailyCheck bag/clean tankCheck for clogs and blockagesCheck brush for wear-no lintor strings attachedInspect cord for cuts and fraysCheck ground wireWipe down with damp clothCheck bagExplain that over 75% of problems with vacuums are due to vacuum bags being full and clogs.Keeping a clean bag improves performanceDemo cleaning a cloth bag on a single motor versus Versamatic bagClogs and blockagesReverse hoseRemove by a broomstickCheck brushShow brush strips of VersamaticShow how to check bristle length with straight edge across baseVacuums with no brush or worn brush do not lift carpet pile or clean as wellCord damageTell story of OSHA fines of Sheraton Hotel in D.C.Now that OSHA is self funding, they are more aggressive about issuing fines to companies. The Sheraton Hotel in D.C. was fined $50 per vacuum for machines with cords wrapped with duct or electrical tape.Ground PlugExplain the proper use of grounding plugDon’t pull cord from the wallCleaning the machine regularly develops a sense of caring for the machine within the employee
8 Vacuums Weekly/Monthly Check and clean/replace filters Check hoses for cracks and holesCheck cords and handles for damageInspect and clean vacuum shoeCheck belts and bearingsCheck all gaskets for wear and leakageEmphasis the importance of a routine maintenance schedule.Suggestion: one person should be in charge of facilities equipmentDevelop an Equipment Manger positionGive him responsibility and authorityUse an illustration on use of duct tape noting that the tape does not seal firmly against the wire ribs on the hose.
9 Don’t keep your customers waiting! Make quick work of carpet cleaning by regularlymaintaining your extractor.Read from slide.
10 Maintenance Tips: Extractors DailyInspect cord for cuts and fraysCheck recovery dome and tank forproper sealCheck brush for wear-no lint or stringsattachedCheck vacuum shoe for blockagesCheck hoses for wear, damage, blockagesWipe down with a damp clothCheck cords for damage:Important if touching a wet carpet!Check seal:A proper seal can produce a drier carpet.Check brush:Pull extractor brushes out and demonstrate hair and lint removal.(Opportunity to plug Windsor removable brushes)Check vacuum shoe:Look for clogsClean with straight edgeCheck hoses:Inspect for wear, damage and blockages for optimum performance.Extractors with fewer hoses perform betterExtractors with few hoses are easier to maintain
11 Extractors After every use Run one gallon of water through the system Run vacuum motor at least one minuteClean solution and recovery tanksPlace brush in storage positionStore with dome offRead from slide.Flush system:Run water ( preferably water with neutralizer-like vinegar) through systemRun vac:Run at least one minute to dry fansClean tanks:Futuristic creatures grow in extractor tanks that aren’t cleanedStore brush:Place in storage position to prevent brush taking a set.Store with dome off:A clean and dry tank system
12 Extractors Weekly/Monthly Clean bearings and belt Check gaskets Check and clean spray jets forproper spray patternInspect vacuum shoe for damage and cleanCheck overall machineRead from slide.Cleaning bearings, belts and gaskets:Enhances performance of extractorCheck internal hosesCheck and clean spray jets:Soak in water and vinegarDo not use pins, paper clips, etc.
13 A Little Goes a Long Way…. Spending a few minutes to properly maintain floormachines and burnishers saves you money and time.Read from slide.
14 Maintenance Tips: Electric Powered Floor Machines & Burnishers DailyInspect cord for cuts and fraysCheck pad, pad driver, and/or brushWipe down machine with damp cloth,remember the wheels!Store with pad offRead from slide.Inspecting cords:Show Larson lassoStore with pad removedPut pad driver on handle
15 Electric Powered Floor Machines & Burnishers Weekly/MonthlyCheck overall performanceListen for unusual soundsCheck air vents for lint or chemical build up
16 Keep it Simple Get your floors swept clean and safe in record time by maintaining your sweepers.Read from slide.
17 Maintenance Tips: Sweepers DailyCheck for empty debris binCheck filters-shake oftenCheck for clogs and blockages at thelarge debris doorCheck brush for wear-no lint or stringsattachedInspect and clean brushesInspect cable and handleClean with damp cloth after each useSweepers are a tremendous time saver but they are not meant to pick up brief cases and small children.Read from slide.
18 Sweepers Weekly/Monthly Check batteries, add water if necessary after full chargeCheck battery connectorsClean battery compartmentCheck belt wear and tensionCheck and clean wheelsInspect and clean filtersRead from slide
19 Battery Powered Equipment AutoscrubbersBurnishersSweepersRider EquipmentAs you get into battery operated equipment, emphasis the importance of an Equipment Manager.
20 Maintenance Tips: Battery-Powered Equipment DailyCheck battery connection and check for full chargeCheck pads, pad drivers, and/or brushesCheck squeegee for proper installation and cleanlinessCheck for clean wheelsCheck battery:Explain that we will be covering battery maintenance in detail in another sectionCheck squeegeeLook for proper installation and check for wearA properly maintained squeegee gives you a cleaner, safer floor.
21 Battery-Powered Equipment After every useRun one gallon of water through the systemRun vacuum motor at least one minuteClean solution and recovery tanksThoroughly clean scrub deck and wipe off machineRemove squeegee and cleanRead from slide.Like the extractors we went over, these maintenance tips protect your investment and make your job easier.Run vacuum:Dries vac fansClean tanks:Use hose to clean both recovery and solution tanksRemove squeegee:The part of the machine that eliminates using a mop.
22 Battery-Powered Equipment Weekly/MonthlyCheck batteries for corrosion, leakage, and evidence of overheatingCheck battery water level and add water after full charge (If plates are exposed add enough water to cover plates and then charge)Clean and lube all grease points and chainCheck gasketsCheck squeegee assembly and scrub splash skirtInspect and clean grounding chainCheck overall performance10 minutes a week of simple maintenance of your battery- powered equipment will extend the life and the performance two fold.Machines with transaxles instead of chains make maintenance easierGo over bullets on slide
23 Propane Equipment After every use ( before storing) Disconnect LPG (check with local fire marshal first)Clean with damp clothRead from slide.Make sure that the gas valve is turned off before the key is turned off the machine. Doing so allows the gas to be used up in the fuel system.
24 Maintenance Tips: Propane Equipment DailyCheck oil levelCheck all filters (air, cooling, and oil)Check LPG hose and connectionEmphasize the importance of trained mechanics servicing any propane power equipment.Only show these simple maintenance procedures.Read from slide.
25 Propane Equipment Weekly/Monthly Check belt tension Check for loose nuts and boltsAfter first 5 hours of operation, change oil and filters; thereafter, every 25 hoursRead from slide.These operations must be done by a trained service person.
26 Professional Tips: Electrical Safety Ground plugsExtension cordsColor, safety yellow for high visibilityNever tape a damaged cord. REPLACE ITUse separate circuitsUse dry vacuums for dry vacuuming onlyRead from slide.Reemphasize these every important electrical safety procedures.Rule of thumb for cords: extension cords should be at least the next larger gaugee.g., 14 gauge extractor cords requires a 12 gauge extension cord
27 Professional Tips: Wet Floors Reduce slip and fall accidents bybarricading areas with wet floorsUse safe cordsUse blowersSlips and falls are the number one law suites filed against retailers.Use all precautions that you are provided to guard against slip and fall injuries.Read bullets from slide
28 Professional Tips: Battery Maintenance Wear safety glasses and glovesStore batteries in a well ventilated roomOnly add water after full charge (If plates are exposed add enough water to cover plates and then charge)Store chargers on shelves off of the floorContact dealer for proper battery disposalUse the battery props to show proper maintenance of batteriesProper water levelDo not store on concreteWill discharge batteryProper charging.Be sure to use the correct charger for the batteries. To small a charger will take more time
29 Professional Tips: Rider Equipment DailyCheck brakesCheck steering assemblyWeekly/MonthlyGrease wheels/castersCheck belts and chainsQuarterlyHave an authorized service center perform inspectionsSurvey the audience on who owns rider equipment and proceed if a majority has interest.
30 Professional Tips: Propane Equipment Never overfill LPG tankAlways use professional LPG tank fillersStore LPG tank safely and check local fire ordinance requirementsRead from slide.Safety first. Stress the importance of knowing the city codes for propane use and storage.
31 Properly maintained equipment... Increases safetyProtects your investmentKeeps employees and customers happyRead from slide.End your seminar with going over the importance of proper and timely equipment maintenance.
32 The Basics Equipment Maintenance and Safety Questions and Answers and closing.