The best way to protect your workers from improper industrial cleanliness, is to anticipate health and safety concerns before they occur.
Here are a few key risks to consider, and the necessary solutions to prevent them from happening:
List potential hazards
- Discuss the hazards caused by improper industrial hygiene such as poor air quality and biological and chemical hazards.
- Identify which job roles and industries are most at risk?
Assess the risks
- Determine when to complete necessary risk assessments to identify the hazards associated with each role.
- Ensure the level of detail in a risk assessment is proportionate to the risk.
- Make sure control measures for industrial hygiene are maintained, tested and examined regularly (e.g.: COSHH assessments, inspection reports, maintenance records).
Put safe working practices in place
- Select the best industrial hygiene products for the needs of your workplace (e.g.: industrial vacuums for heavy duty cleaning etc).
- Identify important procedures required when having facilities professionally cleaned.
The importance of training
- Create training tips to help those responsible for your company’s industrial hygiene spot and eliminate any potential hazards.
- Identify best practices to monitor performance after training to assess if industrial hygiene has improved and if risks decrease compared to previous years.