Scheduling shut down periods to upgrade your industrial facility flooring can be a daunting task. Still, with some planning, you can make the most of the downtime by installing additional features that will enhance the functionality and safety of your facility for years to come.
One of the most important additional features to consider is updating or installing a proper drainage system that meets the requirements of your facility. In the food and beverage sector, drainage systems are under a lot of ongoing pressure due to high traffic, grease, fat, mixed waste and chemicals from various cleaning procedures. Without an appropriate drainage system, waste can cause pipe blockages and major disruptions. To prevent this from happening, consider installing durable and efficient drainage systems suited to your facility during your flooring update. This will not only prevent future disruptions but will also help ensure your facility is hygienic and up to regulatory standards.
This type of wall panelling provides additional wall protection, particularly in coolrooms or freezers, where stainless steel trolleys may damage the walls, The panelling also prevents moisture and bacteria from building up, making it hygienic and cost-effective in the long run. With the added protection of chequerplate panelling, you can be sure that your facility walls, and equipment, will remain in top condition for longer.
Paths/Line marking & Safety Barriers
Paths and line marking are also important features that make a great complimentary add-on to your flooring update. Installing like-marking at the same time as the flooring allows for the paths to be ‘chased’ in, meaning the paths last for many years and they won’t wear prior to the flooring. Path marking keeps your facility safe and organised, preventing accidents and ensuring efficient operations.
Safety barriers and gates are crucial to ensuring the safety of your facility’s employees and visitors. Used in conjunction with line marking, safety barriers can be installed to define walkway boundaries and protect against straying vehicles. By installing safety barriers and gates during your flooring update, you can ensure that your facility is safe and compliant with safety regulations.
Upgrading your facility’s flooring is a necessary and important task. By taking advantage of your facility’s shutdown time, you can maximise your investment of time by installing additional features that will enhance the functionality and safety of your facility for years to come.