“The rapid economic, industrial and infrastructural strides Gujarat has been making over the past decade make it necessary that the awareness about scientific cleaning keeps pace with the State’s overall growth and image. We at Clean India Journal also find it very apt to be here, imparting in whatever way we can about the benefits of putting in place a systematic cleaning plan in the facilities which will help enhance productivity and employees’ health.”
Steering the inauguration, Navnit Patel, Chairman-MDP Committee, FSSI, said “This platform gives a tremendous opportunity to our members and others who have come here to learn about industrial cleaning and implement the same to improve productivity.”
The seminar was very helpful and the speakers were knowledgeable. Such seminars should be held frequently.
– Dhwani Shah,Sr. Officer QA, Amul Dairy
The seminar session was opened by Balathandayutham, Manager-Product training at Roots Multiclean Ltd with Mechanised Industrial Cleaning, followed by Mangesh Dalvi, Area Sales Director-West, Diversey (Sealed Air) with Effective Cleaning with Right Chemicals; Dalbir Singh Dahiya, DGM-Operations, Forbes Facility Services Pvt Ltd with Outsourcing: Cost effective Solutions; Prashant Sule, Managing Director, Canon Hygiene India Pvt Ltd with Solution towards Hygienic Washrooms at Workplace; and Dhiren J Pinara, Regional Manager Sales, Charnock Equipments Pvt Ltd with Mechanised Cleaning of Washrooms.
The sessions were accompanied with demonstrations, which generated a lot of interest among the participants and provided hands-on experience on the operations of the equipment and hygiene products. Pie-chart:1 gives a percentage of each industry represented at the Seminar. The manufacturing segment consisted of engineering, food, pharma, water, chemicals, moulding, metal, forging, foundry, paint, extrusion, machines, plastics, steel and rubber. The other industries include upholstery, hospital, institution, medical centres, perfumes, etc., besides building service contractors.
The seminar helped us to understand how to maintain with maximum efficiency in cleaning the plant in minimum amount of time.
– Makwan Chhatrasinh, Sr. Officer (Operation & Maintenance) – Mechanical Engineer, Ion Exchange (India) Ltd
Some of the major solutions sought by the delegates included cleaning of boilers, surface cleaning, cement floor chipping, equipment to maintain glass manufacturing unit, cleaning of factory and warehouse, cleaning at seat/cushion manufacturing unit, maintaining cleaning standards in pharma unit, sanitation in rubber byproduct unit, removing colour pigments in printing unit, housekeeping and outsourcing.
In a sample survey done during the Seminar, revealed that 74% of the units did not have machines for cleaning and 26% had at least one cleaning machine, either a scrubber or a sweeper. Only 6% of the total sample had outsourced to professional building service contractors while 28.73% had engaged local service providers for manual cleaning. About 66% were doing their maintenance inhouse. Pie-chart:2 gives a break-up of the cleaning method.
The seminar was really helpful in giving solutions to improve sanitation programme in the industry and also to gain knowledge about different cleaning equipment and chemical solutions.
– Mansi Shah,QC, Patson Foods India Pvt Ltd
More than 98% of the participants agreed that such seminars are useful and should be organised more frequently. Sharing their views on the content of the seminar, 93% of the participants were satisfied with the information provided, out of which 54% stated that such focused seminars should more elaborately addressed in multiple sessions and also that speakers should focus on the technology and not on the company achievements.
Following the response and demand, Clean India Journal will be conducting similar such seminars through the year in various cities across the country.