There is a direct correlation between a clean, neat, and orderly workplace and a safe, successful organization. Poor housekeeping, on the other hand, creates hazards and invites accidents. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your employees on good housekeeping techniques for a safer workplace.
Why “Good Housekeeping” Matters
- Eliminates accident and fire hazards;
- Maintains safe, healthy work conditions;
- Saves time, money, materials, space, and effort;
- Improves productivity and quality;
- Boosts morale; and
- Reflects an image of a well-run, successful organization.
- Keep aisles, passage ways, stairways, and floors clear of tools, materials, boxes, cords, cables, air hoses, and trash.
- Close drawers.
- Put tools and materials away when you’re not using them.
- Cover sharp edges of tools.
- Stack materials carefully, so they won’t fall or block sprinkler access.
- Clean up all spills immediately and properly—or call someone who can.
- Report any loose or broken flooring or other broken equipment.
- Avoid keeping food and beverages in the work area.
- Place all trash in proper containers—closed metal containers for combustible waste.
- Don’t let paper or other combustibles come in contact with lights or electrical equipment.
- Prevent dirt or grease buildup on machinery and equipment.
- Smoke only where permitted, and put out smoking materials in ashtrays.
- Keep flammable liquid containers closed when not in use.
- Don’t place tools or equipment on the edges of shelves or tables.
- A good housekeeping program must include careful planning, a cleanup schedule or policy, effective inspection, and continuous enforcement of housekeeping rules.
- Inspect your area for unnecessary tools, equipment, parts, materials, and supplies; items that are not needed should be sent to the storage room or used for salvage.
- Reorganize the storage area in your workplace. Establish one or more storage areas for holding finished products and daily quantities or raw materials and supplies; storage areas should not obstruct aisles and work areas.
- Create a daily cleanup policy and program. Periodically review housekeeping rules, cleanup policies, and procedures.
- Order results in greater and safer production of better products at lower costs. This means increased business and prosperity for our company—and for you, its employees.
Duration: 18 minutes