“Good Housekeeping” is one of the best safety measures that can be undertaken. However, it is something that must be practiced day-by-day and not erratically or only once a year. Quite often a crew will get ambitious and make sure everything is washed down, swept up, put away, hung up or otherwise disposed of. Then everyone sits back and waits until conditions get so bad that it all has to be repeated. What if your house was only cleaned up once a month or once a year? You might not like living there.
Good rig housekeeping will help with all the following:
The only way to properly handle housekeeping is for every crew member to do those little jobs as they come up and not leave things lying around. It is much easier to fix hazardous conditions when they first appear than it is to explain an accident that may result from them.
Some important housekeeping chores to remember are shown below:
Remember that “Good Housekeeping” means: Keeping house at all times.
For safety EVERYWHERE, make it a FAMILY AFFAIR.