Tips for implementing autonomous cleaning in your facility

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Getting better results from smarter cleaning

Autonomous cleaning solutions have the potential to improve cleaning efficiency and optimise time spent on high-volume, repetitive cleaning tasks.

To realise this potential, your autonomous cleaning program should be implemented in the best way possible. Nilfisk has compiled a list of best-practice guidelines for implementation, based on our experience installing the Liberty SC50. Keeping these tips in mind will make your switch to autonomous cleaning a positive experience for all involved.

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1. Making sure your implementation runs smoothly

Autonomous cleaning solutions already excel in certain roles, adding tremendous value, but there are still situations where these machines need an operator’s support. An autonomous machine cannot, for exam­ple, assess when extra cleaning is needed, so the machine depends on an operator’s input to make sense of the context in which they clean.

This may change over time, but for now, these machines work best in collaboration with humans. If you keep this in mind when mapping out tasks for the autonomous machine, its integration with the program will be smoother.

2. Choose your superusers with care

It is important to remember that your cleaning crew is also part of the technological revolution. Such a role is exciting, but it also requires time and patience; the right team makes a difference in successful implementation, so take the time to identify employees with the potential to become superusers.

Consider criteria like their openness to new ways of working; their propensity for curiosity and collaborative thinking; and their willingness to learn – and train others.

3. Involve stakeholders early on

When you introduce an autonomous solution, it will likely change your cleaning crew’s routines and the nature of their work. They must be prepared for this change, and be properly introduced to the new machine. Be clear on which tasks the machine will be able to carry out – and how this will free up their time for more engaging cleaning tasks.

It is also important to involve other stakeholders in the process, so they can understand how the solution works. This includes anyone working in the environment where the solu­tion operates, and you may also need to involve the facility’s IT team.

4. Schedule ongoing training

Ongoing training is vital, especially during implemen­tation. Initial training shows your team of super users how to use the solutions, while refresher training helps them grow accustomed to the solution’s multiple features and functionalities, and maximises productivity.

Training not only helps you get the maximise the effectiveness of an autonomous solution, but also prevents personnel from reverting to old cleaning processes. When you purchase a solution from Nilfisk, we support you during all training efforts, including implementation and refresher courses.

5. Adopt a better way of working

Remember that implementing an autonomous solution means adapt­ing to a new way of working — one that strengthens your cleaning operations and performance. Help your cleaning staff understand the advantages of the new approach, and how it will help them work more effectively. Encourage them to view the solution as a helper, and to adopt the best methods for using it.

With these tips in mind, get more information about the benefits of autonomous cleaning – or get more detailed information on how to successfully implement autonomous solutions.

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How does the process work?

Once you request your Liberty SC50 demo, an Intelligent Cleaning expert will get in touch with you to schedule a meeting.

  • STEP 1: Understanding your need. On the call, we will ask questions to help us understand your current cleaning operation, process, and ideal fit for autonomous cleaning.

  • STEP 2: Scheduling the visit. We will pick an on-site location, and reserve a 2-hour time slot that works best for your team.

  • STEP 3: Seeing the Liberty SC50 in action! Our team will bring the Liberty SC50 to your site for a live demonstration.

Learn more about the Nilfisk Liberty SC50

After years of development, testing, refinement, live beta-testing, and more refinement, it’s ready for the biggest, toughest jobs you can throw at it. In airports, schools, sports and entertainment facilities, and beyond, the Liberty SC50 will get the dirtiest floors clean, any time of day, with no one watching over it.

So if you’re ready for autonomous cleaning, the Liberty SC50 is ready for you.

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