Best Practice

LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2010
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Lafarge Cement Ltd
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Head Office
BEST PRACTICE No: BP685 COMPANY TEL: 07843 296254
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Clean, green and injury free
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DESCRIPTION

Clean, green & injury free (CGIF) is a standardised approach to the management of housekeeping and for maintaining a tidy workplace. It aims to reduce waste, optimise productivity and safety and maintain a good working environment.

Why target poor housekeeping?

1) Health and safety – slips, trips and falls. The interaction of people with products, stocks, spillages and oils and greases for example.
2) Occupational health – Results from personnel being exposed to accumulated debris detrimental to their health leading to skin irritations (cement) or allergic reactions.
3) Quality issues – Resulting from poor organisation or storage leading to damaged products with inherent losses.
4) Staff demotivation – People perform less well in tired, old workplaces with poor welfare facilities.
5) Non-productive time – Caused by multiple handling, inappropriate storage, debris or redundant stock obstructing the required material.
6) Customer dissatisfaction – Customers expect clean, well presented, quality goods.
7) Lost revenue – All the above have an impact on the business.

How it works

CGIF is a method of organising, developing, maintaining and encouraging site personnel to take ownership of their workplaces. This is targeted through management setting standards and employees changing their culture and taking responsibility for their areas at work.

CGIF is based on the 5 “S” methodology. Inspections by senior management ensure consistent use of the programme and a member of senior management undertakes random assessments with H&S professionals to check standards at each plant, using a fixed template.

BENEFITS

Housekeeping standards are rising fast around the plants and the programme has been extended to cover the difficult areas deep within the works. In addition, the whole works has a certificate presented by a line director to encourage greater team involvement.
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