Handling your workforce handlers
07 March 2013
Smart product design can help to make life easier for cleaners, says Tork manufacturer SCA. An observational study carried out by Tork revealed that a substantial part of a cleaner's work consists of carrying unwieldy packages of supplies such as paper towels, toilet paper and other goods for long distances.
Research shows that European cleaning staff handle more than a million packages every week, and an estimated 100,000 European cleaning workers stay at home every day due to illness or injury.
'Some four million cleaners keep our society clean, but they work in tough environments and the rate of sick-leave and workrelated injuries is high,' says Charlotte Branwhite, SCA product and segment manager.
The SCA observational report is intended to inspire companies to think carefully about the people who handle cleaning products daily.' Tork is developing a series of packaging solutions to ease the problem. News on the expanded Tork Easy Handling packaging range will be released soon.