GPS Tracking for a Cleaning Service Provider – Why?

We recently started working with a company that provides cleaning services, whose employees are responsible for ensuring that the floors in the various stores and service areas are free of dust and debris, and are washed. The question may arise as to why, for example, to install GPS devices on floor cleaning devices, as they rarely move outside buildings.

The problem for our client was that some of the staff did not work as well as they should, and as a result, the quality of the service provided suffered. However, it is inconceivable that in the case of a large team, the team leader will not be able to keep an eye on the activities of all employees at all times.

At least not without a smart tracking solution that Navirec has to offer!


GPS device for floor cleaning machines

The solution for the company’s problem was actually relatively simple. GPS devices with an employee identification solution were installed on the floor cleaning machines.

From now on, before cleaning the surfaces, the cleaning staff must identify themselves with a smart card, which is placed against the card reader attached to the cleaning machine (no separate card is needed – for example, a card opening the premises or any other RFID-capable card will do).

After identification and starting the machine, the Navirec solution shows exactly which employee, when and for how has used the machine, and where the cleaning machine is located at a given time.

The company’s experience shows that employees get used to the new system quickly. As their identity is also checked and related to a specific job, they are also much more conscientious in performing their duties.


Working time, quality, and productivity of employees

Another problem for the company was that the quality of the work done was significantly lower for certain cleaning staff and customers expressed their dissatisfaction. With GPS tracking, the team leader can now get an accurate view from the report of how much time the worker has spent cleaning the surfaces and what the exact operating hours of the device are. Since the nominal time that it would take to clean a certain size floor is known to the team leader, comparisons are also easy to make.

In addition to monitoring normal working hours, GPS devices make it much easier to check employee overtime. For example, if the cleaners report overtime but the cause is unclear, Navirec’s solution allows to easily check it.

In order to get an accurate overview of the work done as easily as possible, the supervisor can create automatically generated reports in Navirec. For example, the work done by all employees can be summarized there by day, week, month, or year, and reports can be sent to e-mail. This way, rewarding good employees is much easier, because all the information is in black and white and easy to compare!

Our client has noticed that the productivity of the employees has increased and their clients are also more satisfied with the service offered.


What GPS devices are used on cleaning machines?

At Navirec, we always install top-quality GPS devices on your machines. We choose devices that are most suitable for the work environment and the customer’s wishes. GPS devices for floor cleaning devices are dust, shock, and moisture resistant and will last for many years. The equipment can be bought or rented as desired. The installation will take place at a time and place convenient for you, and our technicians will do their job quickly.

Navirec’s solution is user-friendly and the creation of reports quickly becomes clear. Of course, our customer support is always ready to familiarize you with the possibilities of the solution in advance, and you can contact them at any time.

If you too want to gain control over your company and the work done, contact us and we will find the best solution for you!


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