One of the most important factors in accident and injury prevention is practicing good housekeeping. When work areas are orderly and clean, workers can do their job more efficiently.
A good housekeeping program will result in both immediate and long range results. There will be less tripping, slipping, bumping and dropping. You can lower your company’s accident rate.
Other benefits of a clean and orderly workplace are that it helps workers think clean. There will also be less frustration and work will be more enjoyable. Productivity will increase. Good housekeeping is an inexpensive way to improve employee attitudes and morale. It really is not that hard to set-up a plan. It may require a little enforcement in the beginning but over time it will become a habit for your employees because they will see the advantages of keeping things clean and in order.
By having a good housekeeping plan you can prevent injuries and accidents. Use these 8 tips to write your good housekeeping plan.
1. Tools, small parts and equipment should be neatly arranged.
2. Fire extinguishers, safety equipment and emergency exits are easily accessible.
3. Walkways, platforms and aisles are dry, clean and clean.
4. Drawers and cabinet doors should be closed when not in use.
5. Debris and trash should be put in trash containers immediately.
6. Flammable liquids and oily rags should be stored in fire proof containers or cabinets.
7. Immediately clean up liquid spills.
8. Store materials and supplies away from edges and at stable heights.