Housekeeping Rules

Here you will find a bulleted list of ten simple housekeeping rules to help maintain a safe and healthy office environment for all employees.
  • During the day all immediate work areas and walkways should be kept tidy.
  • Do not leave any items lying where people could trip over or bump into them.
  • Keep isles and gangways clear of obstructions and never trail cables across gangways.
  • All drawers and cupboards should be closed after use.
  • Eating of meals should not be carried out at workstations but in designated areas such as rest areas and restaurant facilities.
  • Building or equipment defects however minor should be reported immediately to your manager.
  • At the end of each shift workstations should be left tidy. All files, personal belongings, etc should be locked away in drawers and cupboards.
  • Materials should not be stored outside of cupboards and under no circumstances should be stored under desks or on top of tall cupboard (above head height).
  • Running in the workplace, playing games and practical jokes are not appropriate in the workplace. Potentially serious injuries could result from such conduct.
  • Waste produce should be disposed of in the appropriate receptacles and extra care should be taken when disposing of sensitive company or personal information.

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