- Office or store opening and closing procedures – don’t forget the little stuff!
- Emergency medical situations – providing correct information under pressure.
- Merger & Acquisition, or hiring due diligence.
- Machinery and equipment maintenance and repair steps and schedules.
Some are for Prevention ~
- Office close: doors & windows; lights & appliances; locks and alarm systems.
- Pre-road inspection for construction trailers: tires, hoses, lights, brakes, reflective tape, load balance, covers & tie-downs.
- Pre-trip – client visit or personal: documents (itinerary, timetables, maps, contact information); vehicle (gas, tire pressures); contacts (alert some people, not all!).
Some Stand Ready to Mitigate a Problem or Loss ~
- Heart attack or other emergency – office or field: 911; nearest clinic; specific work-site address, nearest cross-streets and someone outside to direct first responders.
- Pollution spill on a job-site – lists of contacts, resources, safety experts, and clinics.
What Checklists do you Need?
- Write down areas where errors are made and things forgotten – basic checklists catch the “dumb” mistakes we all make.
- Get input from lots of sources, simplify current procedures and create short task lists to get each one right.
- Remind others that these are guidelines and subject to improvement.
- Encourage everyone to follow the steps – even if they think they don’t need to. For critical areas put a more junior person in charge of reminding and making sure all steps are followed. That helps training and teamwork.
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