How Smart Washrooms Increase Facilities Management Efficiency
Thanks to smart washroom technology, managing a workforce in a facility environment is easier than ever before. The use of the Internet of Things – when a system is interrelated and internet-connected to facilitate the collection and transfer of data via a wireless connection – has delivered a revolution in how a workforce can be managed.
Multiple pieces of research have been done into the benefits of IoT in the restroom, with customers that use Smart washroom technology to manage cleaning teams reporting significant decreases in tasks such as consumable checks, allowing staff to focus efforts on immediate needs. This in turn reduces time wasted on unnecessary menial jobs and directs staff to the ones that actually need doing, while vastly improving cleaning quality.
How Smart Washroom Solutions Benefit Facilities Management
Washrooms are an important part of facilities management. And in recent years, within the washroom industry, smart washroom technology has not only drastically improved the end-user experience, but it has also changed how workforces can be managed – for the better.
Digital Washrooms offer smart solutions that are IoT and data-driven, and provide facility managers with multiple benefits, which is transforming the industry’s approach to washroom maintenance. Through the use of sensors on washroom equipment and easy-to-use smart platforms, teams are moving away from manual processes, which is increasing productivity and efficiency.
The industry really is waking up to the multitude of tasks associated with washroom management that technology can support. This has been an important step in not only improving and maintaining customer satisfaction but has been a key role in maintaining hygiene – the importance of which has been demonstrated in the wake of COVID.
IoT solutions in washroom facilities ensure connectivity, and through the use of devices and sensors, the range of tasks that can be completed remotely has increased. Thanks to the analysis of data in real time, it allows smarter decisions to be made about planning, scheduling and utilization of resources.
1. Improving cost efficiency in washroom supplies and consumables
- How often the dispensers are used
- When they are used the most often, and
- Let facilities teams know how to respond, based on the real-time data provided.
2. Maintenance frequency
With software that allows access to real time data, trends can be analyzed and predicted, ensuring staff focus on the areas with the highest priority. For example, when cleaning needs to be carried out more frequently, due to heavier usage at certain times, or in response to an unexpected rush, facilities teams are alerted directly to their personal devices, and they can adjust rosters and cleaning schedules as needed, allowing a better use of the team’s time – and of course, resulting in more hygienic spaces. Something that is vital in a post-pandemic world. If an incident occurs, such as a spillage that has resulted in a wet floor, again real-time alerts are delivered directly to the necessary teams and the issue can be immediately and safely restored.
3. Accountability of staff
4. Usage of facilities
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