Housekeeping Trolleys for WA Mine Camps

Housekeeping Trolleys for WA Mine Camps
Client:
Facilities management teams throughout the WA mining region.

Time Period:
The first electric housekeeping trolleys we made were put to use in 2007, with continual improvements and updates made to the design and capabilities of the trolleys we supply until today. Stay tuned for future advancements! 

Products:
15710355V4 STURGO® Electric Housekeeping Trolley
Challenge:
With a constant flow of FIFO workers throughout WA's mining camps, there's also a constant flow of cleaning and housekeeping required. Facilities management teams take care of room cleaning and processing of soiled linen, which involves a lot of handling. These teams require equipment to reduce the handling pressure - transport of cleaning equipment and room supplies, and storage of soiled linen to be transported for washing.

Solution:
In 2007, we built on the Rubbermaid Housekeeping Trolley by adding a battery electric motor. The Rubbermaid Trolley had already proved to be very successful in providing an organised workstation for the facility management teams when cleaning the rooms on site. Adding the electric motor reduced the pressure on the user, with no force required to push the trolley, in turn reducing fatigue and increasing efficiency. We also trialled a custom-built steel electric trolley however the Rubbermaid version was better suited to the requirements of the mine camps.

Continual improvements and updates were made as technology improved - bringing better motor design and battery performance, and as the needs of the cleaning teams changed - requiring increased storage capacity, microfibre cleaning tool attachments.

Latest improvements include a custom label system to help with organisation of equipment on the trolleys, strengthened double handles to support extra weight and bag hooks, a speed control program to allow users to adjust the speed settings of their trolleys easily, and optional attachments specifically designed for the Hygen cleaning equipment.

We can't wait to see what comes next on this journey!


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