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Housekeeping, Sanitation and


Hygiene

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Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the participants will be
able to:
Identify their role to maintain housekeeping (Office, Site
and camp)
Identify hazards associated by lack of housekeeping on
site; and means to eliminate them.
Identify means to maintain hygiene on camps & site

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Office
It is everybodys role to maintain proper
housekeeping and sanitation in the offices.
All exits and access passageways, firedoors and other
emergency stations MUST be kept clear and
unobstructed.
Litter bins will be emptied at the end of each working
day.
Fire extinguishers shall not be removed from their
location.

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Cost of poor housekeeping
Poor housekeeping can
lead to:
splinters, cuts and eye
injuries;
cuts to hands and fingers;
slip and trip accidents;
crush injuries;
wasted time;
fires;
serious injury or death; and
poor quality work.

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Benefits of good housekeeping

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Floors and access-ways
Only keep frequently used tools in
your work area.
Keep infrequently used tools, equipment
and materials in store rooms.
Use storage racks and shelves because
they take up less floor space.
Floors around benches and machinery
must be kept clear.
Never stack or store anything in front of
doorways, emergency exits or
safety showers.
Never stack or store anything within one
metre of fire fighting equipment.
Keep floors free of oil, grease, mud,
liquids and loose objects.

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Tool storage
Never leave tools:
sitting on top of machines;
overhanging the edges of
bench tops;
resting on top of vehicles; or
lying on the floor.
You should always keep tools stored:
in storage racks;
on shadow boards; or
in tool boxes.

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Materials storage
Store sheet material in vertical or
horizontal racks.
Store roundbar, pipe and conduit in
racks which prevent rolling or
movement.
Store small items on shelves and
in trays.
Avoid storing materials:
on top of shelf units;
underneath workbenches;
on window sills; and
on top of wall beams.

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Storing flammable liquids containers
Store small containers of
flammable liquids in metal,
flame-proof cabinets.
These include:
tins of paint;
plastic bottles of oil; and
aerosol packs of paint and
degreaser.
Dont store flammable liquid
containers on top of benches, on
the edge of shelves, or on wall
where they can be
punctured or exposed to heat.

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Rubbish and waste hazards
Metal filings - splinters, cuts and eye injuries

Food scraps and


wrappers - vermin
and disease

Oily rags - fire

Sharp metal scrapcuts to hands and


fingers

Scrap material on
the floor - slips and
falls

Paper, cardboard and wood shavings - fire

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Waste and rubbish disposal
Clean bench tops and equipment to
remove metal filings and scrap.
Dispose of metal waste into scrap
metal bins.
Immediately dispose of paper and
cardboard into a bin.
Put food scraps into a bin and keep
the lid on to avoid attracting
flies and vermin.
Oily rags and waste must be
disposed of separately into metal
bins with close fitting lids because
of the fire risk.
Clean up as you go rather than waiting until the end of the day!

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Camp
In addition to the Companys role in providing descent and
clean Camp, every employees shall do his best to maintain
hygiene and sanitation in the camp through:

Clean bed and rest rooms.


Clean and sanitary toilets.
Garbage to be disposed off in bins.
Food to be restricted to Mess Dining halls