The Importance of Good House Keeping
Good construction site safety not only protects your company's assets, it also protects you, your tools, and your job. You are an important player in job site safety.
- Gather up and remove debris to keep the work site orderly.
- Plan for the adequate disposal of scrap, waste and surplus materials.
- Keep the work area and all equipment tidy. Designate areas for waste materials and provide containers.
- Keep stairways, passageways, ladders, scaffold and gangways free of material, supplies and obstructions.
- Secure loose or light material that is stored on roofs or on open floors.
- Keep materials at least 2m (5 ft.) from openings, roof edges, excavations or trenches.
- Remove or bend over nails protruding from lumber.
- Keep hoses, power cords, welding leads, etc. from laying in heavily travelled walkways or areas.
- Ensure structural openings are covered/protected adequately (e.g. sumps, shafts, floor openings, etc.)
- Do not permit rubbish to fall freely from any level of the project. Use chutes or other approved devices to materials.
- Do not throw tools or other materials.
- Do not raise or lower any tool or equipment by its own cable or supply hose.
Your employer is responsible for training you in the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of unsafe conditions and in the regulations applicable to your workplace. This training should allow you to better control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.