image of housekeepingThe construction (health, safety and welfare) regulations require that sites be maintained in good order.

Poor housekeeping is a common, but easily preventable, cause of accidents.

  • There should be a place for everything, and everything should be in its place.
  • Do not rely on others to clean up- they won’t.
  • Put tools away when not in use, as well as reducing a trip hazard it will keep them safe.
  • If working with oils or lubricants then have some means of cleaning up any spillages at hand.
  • Suspend power/ light cables where possible. Where not possible avoid trailing them across walkways.
  • Remove all nails from dismantled/ unused timber- if not possible then hammer flat.
  • Stack both stores and waste neatly- insure that walkways and escape routes are not obstructed.
  • Clean up waste as it is created: small waste can be bagged, larger waste stacked and then skipped as soon as is practicable.
  • Use racks when storing lengths of pipe or timber. Where pallets are used then do not stack too high.
  • If working at a height then loose objects must not be left on walkways, platforms, etc., where they could fall and injure persons below.
  • Beware muddy sights- these will greatly increase risk of slips. Keep footwear as clean as reasonably practicable; insure loose mud is removed prior to climbing ladders, etc.
  • Try and allocate a set period each day to general housekeeping (possibly at the end of the day).

 

IF YOU THINK AND ACT SAFELY,

THE NEXT LIFE YOU SAVE COULD BE YOURS!

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