Housekeeping and Maintenance Issue

What is housekeeping and clean?

Objects of different sizes shapes and weights often fall from height on construction sites.
The major case of falling objects being poor housekeeping and material arrangement. In recent times, due to concurrent activities, Daewoo, TSKJ Commissioning, and other subcontractorson train 5, there have been incidents of falling objects from height (Hammer head, bolts, pipes etc). If material arrangement or proper housekeeping is not properly carried out on the platforms, there could be an increase in the incident of falling objects. We need to carry out proper housekeeping and provide for proper material arrangement in our work places to avoid further incidents of falling objects

Housekeeping means keeping the work area tidy by removing materials not needed and keeping those needed in an orderly and safe manner.
Materials not properly kept on height can drop, by being kicked, pushed, rolled or slipped off. Always remember, that human mistakes can cause all these to happen.
For The Prevention Of Falling Objects
Practice good housekeeping

What do you mean by area clean?

clean your work area daily
Arrange all materials in an orderly manner, maintaining good access
Do not overload platforms with materials
Do not leave nuts, bolts, etc. on platforms, beams (grating scaffold platform).
Put all bolts, nuts, and other small pieces into bags or containers
All tools used for work at height / gratings and others

ratchet, hammer, etc with potential to fall must be secured tied including opened grating
Do not carry tools in your hands/pocket while climbing ladders
Fix toe-boards to all work platforms to stop materials rolling and falling over.
Do not stack scaffold tubes/other items above platforms’ protective toe-boards.
Never throw/drop materials from height
Do not lift materials of different sizes, shapes, weight etc at the same time
When working at height, always barricade the work area and areas below
What do you mean by area clean?
clean your work area daily
Arrange all materials in an orderly manner, maintaining good access
Do not overload platforms with materials
Do not leave nuts, bolts, etc. on platforms, beams (grating scaffold platform).
Put all bolts, nuts, and other small pieces into bags or containers
All tools used for work at height gratings and

Housekeeping and Maintenance

  • Housekeeping and Maintenance …
  • Are construction materials stored in an orderly manner?
  • Is combustible scrap and trash removed from the site regularly?
  • Are metal containers with covers provided for disposal of oily or paint-soaked rags?
  • Are NO SMOKING signs posted in hazardous areas?
  • Sewing Machine Maintenance list with Model and Brand
  • Factory related all updated license copy.
  • Section wise total manpower with male female ratio.
  • All fabrics of fabric store should be maintained on pallets.
  • Lighting in any inspection area is less than
  • Housekeeping not appropriate. Workers have no lockers for personal belongings, leftover thread and accessories are not returned to store when not in use anymore
  • Maintenance department not well equipped
  • Idle machines found in running sewing lines.
  • Electric socket open under table in sewing floor.
  • Are NO SMOKING regulations enforced?
  • Is temporary wiring installed according to the provisions of the Electrical Code?
  • Is wiring, including connections to junction boxes, panels, equipment, and the like, in good condition?
  • Are exits adequately lighted?
  • Are stair exit fire doors in good operating condition?
  • Is adequate egress provided from uppermost work areas?
  • Extinguishers and Small Hose
  • Are sufficient portable extinguishers of the proper type provided throughout?
  • Are extinguishers and small hoses kept in good operating condition?
  • Is equipment unobstructed and its location highlighted?
  • Is equipment protected against freezing?
  • Are selected personnel trained to operate extinguishers and small hose?
  • labeled and open where necessary?
  • Are sprinkler control valves accessible?
  • Are systems adequately protected against freezing?
  • Are sprinkler system pumper connections clearly marked and accessible to the public fire department?
  • Are over-current protective devices (fuses, circuit breakers) in good operating conditions?
  • (GFCI) provided where required?
  • Is proper Earthen Used?
  • Are any welding, cutting, or brazing operations in progress?
  • Are any combustible materials exposed by these operations?
  • Is a fire watch provided during, and for at least 30 minutes after, these operations?
  • Is portable fire extinguisher or small hose protection available where these operations are carried on?
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance -Flammable-Combustible Liquids
  • Are flammable-combustible liquids stored and dispensed in a satisfactory manner?
  • Is adequate ventilation provided where flammable adhesives, paints, solvents, and other chemicals are in use?
  • Are roofing operations involving tar kettles supervised by a competent person?
  • Are asphalt-saturated roofing maps removed from the building and safety discarded after use?
  • Are fire exits unobstructed, including access ways and discharge areas?
  • Are all exits clearly marked?
  • Is a standard procedure established for reporting a fire to the fire department?
  • Are all workers instructed in this procedure?
  • Is an audible alarm in operation to alert workers of a fire on the site?
  • Is there a public fire alarm pull box located nearby?
  • Has the public fire department visited the site during the past month?
  • Compressor wires open in sewing floor.
  • Factory does not have any suitable dummies/body forms
  • Factory has no proper checking system with maker’s/checker’s name, signature & date for all hard pattern & marker
  • Storage of sample fabric in the sample section is not adequate and fabrics are not identified with O/N, customer, colour, date received etc.
  • Pre-production meetings not held for each order and records not available
  • Factory has no written pre-production meeting with QC monitoring programme for any subcontracting e.g. washing, embroidery, printing
  • Factory has no copy of customer or own technical manual
  • Incoming fabrics/raw materials not labelled with fibre composition, count, source, O/N received date, colour as a minimum.
  • Order numbers not mentioned in fabric bin cards
  • Fabric/Yarn storage not clearly segregated into not yet inspected, inspected and approved, inspected and rejected, leftover and balance quantities and not labelled clearly (O/N, colour, fibre composition, count, source)
  • Waste yarn and finishing yarn for size marking in the goods storage area not clearly segregated and end use not identified
  • Fabrics/Yarns  are not kept on pallets or in racking
  • Fault criteria to determine acceptance and rejection levels unclear, levels should be clearly established and displayed
  • Fabric bundles are not kept by colour in input racks but mixed up.
  • Factory does not have comprehensive enough training procedure especially for new operators.
  • Examples of acceptable & rejectable seam or component are not available and attached to relevant workstations to help control & maintain the required quality level
  • Approval sample and trim card to be available in each line for review with original customer approval comments and comments in local language attached
  • Action taken to rectify goods not recorded properly e.g. in QC report
  • Incorrect alignment of buttons and buttonholes
  • Button pull tests not recorded
  • Fullness in collar stand on the back outer piece
  • Factory does not have sufficient inline checks (including sections such as collar/cuff) to ensure quality is monitored prior to end of line checks.
  • Measurement checks inline and end of line  not clearly defined, visible and recorded
  • Factory’s internal QC does not inspect correctly to AQL standards and sampling levels and is unclear on the procedure to be followed
  • Fabrics store maintain- Color wise with Bin card.
  • Is the public fire department familiar with the sprinkler installation?
  • Are hydrants unobstructed and accessible to the public fire department?
  • Are hydrants in good operating condition?
  • Are standpipe systems installed and in service up to the highest level of construction operations?
  • Are standpipe system hose connections unobstructed and accessible to the public fire department?
  • Are standpipe systems adequately protected against freezing?
  • Are standpipe system pumper connections clearly marked and accessible to the public fire department?
  • Construction Offices, Trailers, Sheds
  • Are combustible offices, trailers, and sheds located at least 30 ft. (10 m) away from major buildings and materials storage?
  • Are heating devices in offices, trailers, and sheds of an “approved” type?
  • Are fuel cylinders and fuel lines for heating devices protected against vehicular damages?
  • Are tarpaulins used for temporary enclosure of building construction?
  • Are tarpaulins in use of the flame-resistant type?
  • Are tarpaulins in use tightly secured to prevent contact with ignition sources such as temporary heaters?
  • Fabrics should be kept within Height limit.
  • All arrow need well painted / re-tacked.
  • All exit route must free from obstruction
  • Machine maintenance plan and record with maintenance card.
  • Broken needle policy
  • Broken needle register/ Log book
  • Training record for Quality staff.
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance

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