Site Housekeeping Toolbox Talk
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Introduction: The Construction (Health, Safety & 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/lubricants then have some means of cleaning up any spillages at hand.
• Suspend power/light cables where practicable. Where not practicable avoid trailing them across walkways if possible.
• Remove all nails from dismantled/unused timber – where not possible then hammer flat.
• Stack both stores and waste neatly – ensure that walkways/escape routes are not
• 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 height then loose objects must not be left on walkways, platforms, etc, where they could fall and injure persons below.
• Beware muddy sites – these will greatly increase risk of slips. Keep footwear as clean as is reasonably practicable; ensure 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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