Aside from the exterior of your building, the parking lot is one of the first things any visitor sees; it is also the one part of any facility that passersby see, remember and base their judgments on.
Although facility managers are not expected to predict weather patterns, these individuals must be on alert when it comes to seasonal trends and safeguarding their buildings.
In March 2012, the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) assembled a slip/fall prevention workgroup to discuss ways in which cleaning and follow-up measurement can reduce the incidence of slips and falls.
Some building owners and managers are cognizant of the initial impression the façade of their facility provides, but many fail to focus beyond cleaning windows and repairing bricks and mortar.
Cleanliness impacts this impression and, depending on the parking lot's appeal, may determine whether or not a customer returns.
Success stories pertaining to the cleaning and ongoing maintenance of hard surface floors as they relate to productivity, efficacy and sustainability.
Often, facilities consider the application of floor matting for use only on hard floor surfaces — overlooking the importance of floor matting on carpeted surfaces.
A timeless discussion from December 2010 on the CMM Online Forum focused on the overuse of rock salt during inclement winter weather.