Big Brute industrial vacuums clean where others can’t.

April 11, 2023

If you run a warehouse, you know only too well how easy it is for dirt, dust and grime to accumulate.

There are two main reasons for this. One is that a warehouse is a very busy workplace. Your employees will try to keep the place clean, but really they don’t have time for more than surface cleaning.

The second reason is quite simple — warehouses are very large spaces. There’s a lot to keep clean, and some of the space is likely to be hard to get to. It’s not easy to keep on top of cleaning a place like that, especially if you don’t have the best tools.

However challenging it might be, it’s vital to keep your warehouse clean for a variety of reasons. If you’re responsible for running a warehouse or an industrial manufacturing facility, you need to find a way to maintain it in a clean, hygienic condition.


Why Should You Keep Your Warehouse Clean?

So why exactly is keeping a warehouse clean so important? There are a number of reasons, but they broadly fall into three categories.

1. Efficiency

Accidents can easily happen in a warehouse, as well as gradual built-up of dirt on floors and other surfaces. Spillages, wood chippings, dust coming off items that have been in storage — they can all make the floor dirty or even treacherous.

If your employees have to take excessive care when moving around – either on foot or while driving a forklift – on slippery, soiled or otherwise unsafe surfaces, this is likely to cause delays. Keeping the warehouse clean will cut out these delays and make your operations far more efficient.

2. Employee Health

Besides reducing efficiency, dirty floors can make slips, trips and falls far more likely. Considering that, according to government figures, these already account for a third of all reported injuries in the workplace, the last thing you want is to increase the danger and risk your workers getting hurt.

Another major risk factor in a dirty warehouse is particles thrown up into the air from dusty surfaces. This can cause health issues for people working in such an environment, especially if they suffer from a respiratory condition such as asthma.

Airborne dirt and dust aren’t good for anyone. Besides, a clean, pleasant working environment can contribute towards staff contentment in the workplace.

3. Health and Safety Inspections

As well as the various practical reasons for needing to keep your warehouse clean, there’s also the danger that you might fail a health and safety inspection if you don’t. This makes it essential that you conform to the standards set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

In order to ensure that you pass any inspections by the HSE (not to mention keeping the workplace safe for your employees), make sure that you familiarise yourself with the official guidance on warehouse cleaning. And then put the procedure into action.


How Can the Big Brute Warehouseman Help?

The ideal industrial vacuum cleaner for keeping your warehouse clean is the Big Brute Warehouseman. The name isn’t a coincidence — it was designed specifically for the purpose of keeping warehouses with their difficult-to reach areas clean.

“The Big Brute Warehouseman was designed specifically for the purpose of keeping warehouses with their difficult-to reach areas clean

Sweeping up with a broom just throws up dust into the air. Vacuum cleaners avoid this, but most commercial or industrial vacuum cleaners just aren’t big or powerful enough to clean a large warehouse. The Big Brute Warehouseman solves all this with an all-metal front brush that cuts a 710 mm (28 inch) swathe through dust and debris without stirring the dust up. It also adjusts to any surface. Even if you’re cleaning an old, pitted floor, the Warehouseman will glide over it and clean it thoroughly.

The Big Brute Warehouseman comes with an optional nine-piece floor, wall and ceiling toolkit that ensures you get into every crevice:

  • The stainless-steel crevice tool is ideal for poking into corners and tight spots.
  • The round brush has soft but tough bristles for gently dislodging dirt and debris.
  • The long extension tube is essential for reaching high spots, such as ceilings, but as it’s made from aluminium, it’s nice and light to use.
  • The crank, extension tubes and floor brush let you vacuum smaller floor areas using the Big Brute’s famous suction.
  • All the tools fit neatly into a tool bag which can be stored on the back of the Big Brute’s trolley.

The trolley is easy to push and control, allowing you to clean at walking pace whilst minimising the strain on your arms, wrists and elbows. You could even upgrade to our Super Glide Trolley – discover what it is and why the Super Glide Trolley could be right for you. The Big Brute Warehouseman leaves your floors super-clean, meaning that you won’t have that familiar gritty feeling underfoot after you’ve cleaned with it.


Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

Companies who have purchased a Big Brute Warehouseman industrial vacuum cleaner quickly come to rely on it as an indispensable tool that helps them keep their warehouse clean. Customers who are using it have told us so:

FH Brundle, the UK’s leading supplier of wrought iron, mesh and other steel products, have found the Big Brute Warehouseman industrial vacuum cleaner to be the perfect answer to tackling and controlling steel dust in their warehouses. Mike Brundle, the firm’s Director, has been delighted with the results. “Our Big Brutes have become integral to all our warehouses,” he told us. “We couldn’t maintain our required level of cleanliness without them.”


What Could the Big Brute Warehouseman Do for You?

Are you worried about you employees slipping or falling and sustaining injury in your warehouse? Do you see employee absenteeism due to respiratory-related illness? Do you have an HSE inspection on the horizon?

The Big Brute Warehouseman industrial vacuum cleaner could be exactly what you need to address these issues and more. Call our sales team on 01223 882 222 to find out more. They’ll be delighted to help you.


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