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2 ©Consultnet Ltd Housekeeping & Office Safety

3 ©Consultnet Ltd OFFICE HAZARDS Topics for discussion Office housekeeping Office housekeeping Office furniture Office furniture Office equipment Office equipment Hazardous conditions Hazardous conditions Emergencies & Fire protection Emergencies & Fire protection

4 ©Consultnet Ltd Poor Housekeeping Dont tolerate it ! Boxes stored on floors Boxes stored on floors Posters, hand written signs taped to walls Posters, hand written signs taped to walls Build up of debris on furniture Build up of debris on furniture Obstructed aisles Obstructed aisles Unmarked chemical container(s) Unmarked chemical container(s) Inaccessible electrical boxes, trailing electrical cables Inaccessible electrical boxes, trailing electrical cables

5 ©Consultnet Ltd OFFICE FURNITURE Anchor single file cabinets where possible Anchor single file cabinets where possible Lower drawers should bear the heaviest load Lower drawers should bear the heaviest load Never open more than one drawer Never open more than one drawer Always close drawers when finished Always close drawers when finished Always use approved ladder or stool Always use approved ladder or stool Never lean back in chair and put Never lean back in chair and put your feet on desk your feet on desk

6 ©Consultnet Ltd OFFICE SUPPLIES Use stapler, paper cutter, knife with care Use stapler, paper cutter, knife with care Handle sharpened pencils carefully Handle sharpened pencils carefully Do not store pointed objects upright on desk Do not store pointed objects upright on desk Keep cords off floors and out of aisles Keep cords off floors and out of aisles

7 ©Consultnet Ltd HAZARDOUS OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS Dont let it happen ! Remove spillages from floors immediately Remove spillages from floors immediately Open doors into office carefully Open doors into office carefully Equip doors that are opened frequently with glass windows Equip doors that are opened frequently with glass windows Cordon Off/Repair/Replace loose carpeting or flooring immediately Cordon Off/Repair/Replace loose carpeting or flooring immediately Repair or replace torn/damaged floor coverings Repair or replace torn/damaged floor coverings Unattended and open electrical boxes Unattended and open electrical boxes Do not block passageways or corridors Do not block passageways or corridors Do not allow trailing leads to create a tripping hazard Do not allow trailing leads to create a tripping hazard

8 ©Consultnet Ltd Electrical Safety Ensure sufficient socket outlets and avoid or minimise the use of adapters. Overloaded sockets can lead to fire hazards Ensure sufficient socket outlets and avoid or minimise the use of adapters. Overloaded sockets can lead to fire hazards Do not use taped joints to connect cables, replace damaged cables, use proper connectors Do not use taped joints to connect cables, replace damaged cables, use proper connectors Carry out visual inspection of plugs and leads and repair/replace as necessary Carry out visual inspection of plugs and leads and repair/replace as necessary Switch off equipment before unplugging and cleaning Switch off equipment before unplugging and cleaning Do not use and report electrical equipment not working correctly Do not use and report electrical equipment not working correctly Know how to deal with an electrical shock incident Know how to deal with an electrical shock incident

9 ©Consultnet Ltd FIRE PROTECTION Flammable items should not be stored in offices Flammable items should not be stored in offices If flammable, must be stored, approved containers are required If flammable, must be stored, approved containers are required Never block access to fire extinguishers or emergency exits Never block access to fire extinguishers or emergency exits Never use multiple plug outlets Never use multiple plug outlets Beware of overheating portable heaters Beware of overheating portable heaters

10 ©Consultnet Ltd EMERGENCIES Know exact location of fire fighting equipment Know exact location of fire fighting equipment Know procedures for reporting emergencies Know procedures for reporting emergencies Know your escape routes Know your escape routes


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