Best Practice Guidelines to Organise Your Workplace
No matter what your industry the leading workplace concerns are efficiency, continuous improvement, safety and regulatory compliance. You need to ensure your operations run smoothly, your workforce is protected, and your organisation stays on top of all relevant state and federal regulations.
1. Improve efficiency with an organised supply area
Having to go on a treasure hunt every time you need supplies? Make it easier in your workplace and ensure supplies which are consistently used are readily accessible in one area.
Group similar items together, make sure assets are clearly labelled for quick identification. Using colour-coded labels can also make it easier to call out types of supplies in stock.
All items should be clearly marked and labelled so everyone can easily find what they need.
Remember if you use it always return it!
2. Challenge the way you are working
Engage all employees to look for continuous improvements in their area. This will lead to collaborative culture and ultimately improving your company.
Check where you can make improvements in your area and reduce the number of touch points in your daily work processes. Keep everything you need close which you use on a daily basis; everything else can be stored away.
Ensure you can easily identify anything which you may put into storage by clearly labelling the contents.
3. Keep a running supply inventory
Keep on top of your supplies with a running record of the materials required to have on hand by both type and product code. Assigning product codes to each item and clearly labelling these items will assist in speed and efficiency of locating when needed.
If your inventory is automated, program a trigger point which will alert you when supplies are running low so you can replenish your stock in time to avoid costly down-time waiting for critical supplies to arrive.
4. Make sure your labels are compliant with state and federal regulations
If your company produces chemicals or work with hazardous chemicals, ensure your chemical labels comply with the Global Harmonised System (GHS) which is detailed in the Australian Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice.
When preparing a Hazardous Chemical label, you need to know the correct classification of the hazardous chemicals. Always reference the current SDS (safety data sheet) document to ensure correct and accurate information is contained on the label.
5. Promote and reinforce safe work practices
Dangerous equipment and hazardous work areas should always be properly and prominently labelled. Safety signs play an important part in every organisation, preventing injury and educating both guests and employees as to the hazards of their surroundings.
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