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Good Housekeeping

You’ve probably seen the magazine, “Good Housekeeping.” But do you implement the concept in your daily work?

Good housekeeping on the job is one of the easiest ways to improve work quality, improve job efficiency, reduce callbacks, and present a good image to the customer. And, oh, yeah, it’s a key factor in providing a safe work environment.

A lapse in housekeeping integrity can easily result in a serious injury or even a fatality. One person’s carelessness can hurt anyone else on the job.

Housekeeping is often thought of as something below the dignity of the senior crew members. So it’s shoved off onto a helper or an apprentice, who then doesn’t take it seriously. If it’s so important, why doesn’t the crew leader get personally involved in it?

One of the ways you teach housekeeping is by providing the example. Not just in doing it, but in stressing that it be done to very high standards. And you don’t make it an afterthought to the job, you integrate it into the job.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking of good housekeeping as merely sweeping up wire scraps when you’re done. It’s ongoing. For example, you put away any tools and materials as soon as you’re done with them. This reduces clutter and eliminates some tripping hazards. Adopt a work style that prevents working in your own mess.

Source: Mark Lamendola | Mindconnection