5 Strategies to Streamline Your Waste Processes and Reduce Downtime

Streamlining your waste process can save valuable time that's usually spent on equipment maintenance and money that would otherwise go towards replacing parts. 

Reducing the amount of waste that passes through your business will reduce downtime and as a result many workplaces are now paperless and more eco-conscious. If you're looking to streamline your waste processes and reap the accompanying benefits, then here are five positive steps to take.

  1. Staff Training 
  2. Regular Auditing 
  3. Setting Goals 
  4. Upgrading Equipment 
  5. Waste Management

1. Staff Training

Your first line of defence when it comes to managing equipment failures efficiently is well-trained staff. Staff who do not have the knowledge or communication skills needed to address equipment issues quickly and correctly are staff that are not being given the tools they need to help your business. 

Investing in staff training and improving communication skills among your team now will save hours of time lost to inefficient equipment fault handling later. Equip your staff with the skills and knowledge they need to do their jobs well and maintain efficiency, even when an equipment issue arises. 

There are avenues open to you today that help you accomplish this. For example, you can work with an experienced waste management provider who offers training packages that work to upskill your staff on the required waste management processes that are applicable to you.

2. Regular Auditing  

Checking and auditing your equipment on a regular basis to track how they are running helps you catch smaller issues before they grow into larger ones. How often you audit your equipment will be subject to how many pieces of equipment you’re running and how many people in your team have the technical knowledge to audit. 

Having a regular schedule for auditing your equipment will not only help you catch minor issues early but also creates a culture of being mindful of the equipment. 

3. Setting Goals 

It’s not just enough to set up a regular auditing schedule if you want to continually streamline your process and develop a consistent and smoothly-run waste management operation. Use the results from your audits to create goals. 

If there’s an issue with your equipment that keeps appearing in your audits, find the source of the issue and set goals on how to rectify this. For instance, perhaps the issue comes from the way the equipment is being used and your staff need further training. 

Setting goals are also a good idea to track and steadily improve the productivity of your equipment and employees. 

4. Upgrading Equipment 

Your audits may show that an equipment replacement or upgrade is needed. Whether you need a new piece of equipment due to it coming to the end of its lifespan or you need to upgrade in order to handle a growing amount of waste, sourcing new high-quality equipment is important and plenty of research is needed.

When looking for new equipment, consider what your current supplier can offer. Do they have good customer service, provide a wide range of products to suit your needs, servicing options and intelligence systems to remotely monitor your equipment and process? 

From labour-saving machinery to waste recycling, Greenbank has everything you need to make waste management work for you. Our friendly experts are on hand to help you find the right solutions and advice to make waste management more efficient, saving your company time and money

5. Waste Management 

If you’re struggling to reduce downtime and streamline your processes, your processes may be the cause of the issue themselves. 

The best way to create a streamlined process is to rethink your strategy entirely. There are plenty of ways to build a fresh, streamlined process from scratch that reduces downtime, allows constant monitoring of the waste management process and ensures equipment issues are found and fixed early and quickly. 

With intelligence systems, you can take control of your waste management by moving to solutions that allow you to easily connect, monitor and analyse your equipment. By integrating an intelligence system, such as BRA-IN (short for Bramidan Intelligence) with your fleet of waste processing machinery, you can remotely access data-driven reporting about your equipment’s performance. 

While these five steps to implementing downtime reduction strategies are a good starting point to streamlining your waste processes, there’s more your business needs to know to improve your waste management strategy. 

Improve Your Strategy, Save Time 

When it comes to finding the right waste solutions for your business, saving valuable time and money is important. With a smooth, streamlined strategy you can reduce downtime, increase productivity and manage your employees and equipment to a high standard. 

Want to know more about how to improve your waste management strategy and streamline your processes? Click the link below to learn more about improving your waste management strategy and start making your waste management processes work for you.

Waste Management Strategy Guide