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CLEANING WITH WILLMOP AT PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL ST-JAN IN BELGIUM
We have visited Psychiatric hospital ST-Jan in Belgium and interviewed Annie Goethals, head of domestic service and maintenance, to learn about her experience in cleaning the floors of the premises with WILLMOP.
This is what Annie told us:
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THIS HOSPITAL…
The St-Jan psychiatric hospital is part of the Philippus Neri GGZ Meetjesland Group and offers psychiatric treatment tailor made for adults and elderly people with a psychological vulnerability. There are 181 available beds within our hospital and about 300 employees give the best of themselves every day.
HOW DID THE CLEANING PROCESS TOOK PLACE BEFORE? WHAT WERE THE PROBLEMS YOU FACED THE MOST?
We used to clean with with the classic system of cotton mops. They had to be prepared with water and chemicals, collected after use and taken to the laundry. These operations are now superfluous thanks to the WILLMOP.
WHY DID YOU PURCHASE A WILLMOP 50 MACHINE?
We mainly bought the WILLMOP because we noticed that the floors dry immediately after cleaning with this machine.
Before, when we were mopping the floors, they stayed wet for far too long, resulting in a high risk of slipping.
So, as a precaution for our patients, we purchased this WILLMOP 50.
We, first started with the buildings where mainly our elderly patients are admitted. But shortly after, we noticed this is a big advantage for all our buildings and we bought four more
IN WHICH AREAS IS THE MACHINE USED?
WILLMOP is mainly used in larger spaces. Such as entrance halls, living groups and areas where there is a lot of passage.
WHAT ARE THE POSITIVE ASPECTS THAT YOU OR YOUR EMPLOYEES HAVE EXPERIENCED SINCE YOU STARTED WORKING WITH THE MACHINE?
We are making a lot of progress in terms of ergonomics. Less hard work for the cleaners. We also save on the laundry volumes and its electricity expenses, because we have to use a lot fewer mops.
WHAT HAS IMPROVED SINCE CLEANING WITH THE WILLMOP?
With WILLMOP you don’t need a long training. It’s so easy to use and to clean the floors with, that every employee will love it right away. It’s not like the traditional single-disc machines, for which you need to be properly trained to work with it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE BIGGEST ASSETS/ADVANTAGES OF THE WILLMOP?
- More efficient
IF YOU HAD TO NAME THE BIGGEST BENEFIT THAT THE CLEANING MACHINE HAS BROUGHT YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Safety concerning the risk of slipping and ergonomics are the two greatest assets for our hospital.
HOW DID YOU EXPERIENCE THE COOPERATION WITH SALUBRIS AS A DEALER?
We are very satisfied with the service from Salubris. In case of questions or technical malfunctions, we can always count on their expert Technical Service very quickly. Also it’s very positive that we never have to wait a long time for an intervention from their experts team.
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