| In Practice | Office cleaning
Service provider relies on innovative garbage bags
Easy handling saves time
Garbage bags are working materials used constantly by cleaners. They deal with them day
in and day out. A field test held by employees of a Nuremberg service provider at the Datev
company shows why it pays to take a closer look at this seemingly inconspicuous product.
Datev is one of Germany’s largest IT service providers. It has
approximately 7,200 employees, most of them at the Nuremberg
headquarters of the cooperative, which was founded in 1966. The
Dorfner Group also calls the Franconian metropolis its home.
With nearly 11,000 employees, the company is one of Germany’s
building service providers.
The proximity of the two giants is one reason they have successfully
cooperated for over 20 years. Much more important, however, is
the decades-long trust that has developed
between them. “Trust
does not develop just like that,” says Sabine Meissner from Datev
III/IV’s Cleaning and Disposal department, “but is put to the test
again daily. With Dorfner, we have found a partner we can always
Field test: Garbage bags
Currently, some 100 cleaners work in the Datev buildings. In
to classic maintenance tasks, they are also responsible
for special jobs such as cleaning glass and blinds, or construction
site cleaning after a move.
Garbage bags are one of the cleaners’ daily tools. In a field test
at the offices of the Datev IV in Nuremberg, Sören Dede, Head of
at Deiss, demonstrated how much easier to use the
Deiss Universal Plus garbage bags are than conventional bags. A
notch on the lower end of the bag makes it easy to find the end of
the bag when unrolling, even without looking. After separating
the bag from the roll, a common problem is that the bag cannot
be easily opened. The new bags offer a solution here, too: a handy
tear strip. It can be easily grasped with the fingers – presto, the
bag is open.
Exchanging the new garbage
bags is also especially fast. While it
normally takes an average of 15 seconds to change a conventional
bag, Tekmine Biber, cleaning employee of the Dorfner Group who
works in the Datev offices, completes this process in eight seconds
– roughly half the time. At first glance, that may not seem like
much. Considering, however, that alone in the Datev IV offices,
around 1,500 garbage bags must be changed every day, the time
savings is enormous. No matter how large and bulky the trash can
is, whether freestanding or located in a small bathroom
new garbage bag is much easier to exchange ,” says Tekmine Biber
with satisfaction about how this facilitates her work.
As the test shows, the bags are also very tear-resistant. This is
especially important when sharp objects are involved. The bags
are available in transparent, gray and white. The different colors
are used for different areas; white, for example, is used in wash-
Efficient insertion of bags in any size of trash can was one result of a field
test at Datev. Photos: Dorfner
For Tekmine Biber, Dorfner cleaner who works at Datev, the bags can be
rapidly and easily unrolled.
30 GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2018