Floor Buffer Education and Training

Business.com / Industry / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Using a high-speed floor buffer is a key function of several jobs, including commercial and industrial cleaning and construction ...

Using a high-speed floor buffer is a key function of several jobs, including commercial and industrial cleaning and construction rehabbing. There's more to working with these heavy duty floor buffers and polishers than with their less complicated home cleaning and polishing equivalents, so specialized floor buffer education and training may be something you want to consider.

Industrial floor buffer usage falls into the category of environmental services and janitorial training. In addition to learning the basics of operating the equipment, you'll need to be aware of safety considerations, including proper management of floor treatment chemicals, dust control and asbestos abatement. You'll need to apply what you learn to diverse hard floor care situations, and practice troubleshooting and parts replacement.

1. Get basic operating instructions and training resources from manufacturers of floor buffers and polishers.

2. Review safety guidelines for floor buffer usage.

3. Enhance your high-speed floor buffer skills by undergoing professional-level floor buffer education and training.

Take advantage of training resources from manufacturers of floor buffers and polishers

Operating a high-speed floor buffer, especially in industrial environments, requires some basic training. Equipment manufacturers are a good introductory resource. Many offer detailed floor buffer operating manuals and even video training.

Keep current with floor buffer safety education

High-speed floor buffer operation involves a number of safety considerations, including proper choice and use of cleaning chemicals, dust control and asbestos resurfacing concerns. State workers' compensation offices and universities offer important information on floor buffer safety that should be a part of any floor buffer education and training program.
California State University, Fullerton.

Participate in professional floor buffer education and training programs

To add to your own or your staff's level of competence in operating floor buffers and polishers, get more extensive training such as that provided as part of environmental and janitorial services education. Training opportunities exist as self-study or traditional classroom options. This level of education will also include training in other commercial cleaning and floor care applications.
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), usually combine classroom training with onsite practicum.

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