Housekeeping is generally a series of dirty and physical activities, and a lot can go wrong. It’s worth developing a Housekeeping Safety Policy to ensure you don’t get hurt.
Here are Blaelock’s tips for developing a Housekeeping Safety Policy:
:Take account of the weather, and plan physically demanding work for cooler parts of the day. If you’re unwell, plan to do less, and now and again, take a vacation and get someone in to help
- Warm up and cool down: Treat your physical activities like an exercise class – do some stretches to warm up and cool down, and use taping or strapping as necessary.
- Personal Protective Equipment: Read the Material Safety Data Sheets for the chemicals you’re using, and wear gloves, face masks and safety goggles as suggested. Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate.
- Use the right tools: Think about ergonomics and buy the tools scaled for your size, and those that will help you maintain good posture, e.g., long-handled dustpans and brushes.
- Consider your mental health: You are bombarded by advertising that suggests you’re not doing enough or caring enough if you don’t use X product. Try to maintain a sense of proportion.
Alexandria’s tips for developing a Housekeeping Safety Policy will help you protect yourself while you get the work done
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