Make Sure the Checklist Happens

  • Yellow paddle prompts the operator to perform the (often OSHA required) safety check.
  • If they don’t do it, it’s easy for supervisor to see it hasn’t been done.
  • Often other operators (their buddy) make sure they do it to keep them out of trouble (note having operators prompt each other to do this safety task is a big step forward in achieving a safety culture).

Make it Easy & Be Accountable

  • The checklist reminds the operator what needs to be checked.
  • The checklist itself guides the operator in the order of a walk around check.
  • The operator signs the checklist ensuring they take ownership of the safety of the equipment
  • The second copy (that stays in the book) keeps an audit-able OSHA record.

Display Real Time Safety Status

  • Top copy rips out of book, folds in half, and green/red side is completed and put in front pouch.
  • It is not a generic ‘tag’. It displays the date, time and persons name so anyone can see if the equipment is safe to use for that specific shift (e.g. not a tag left on from yesterday),
  • Red (failed) side becomes job ticket for maintenance that identifies specifically what needs repair reducing down time.
  • Because checks are now happening all the time, it also means the small maintenance issues are found early preventing big problems taking equipment out for long periods of time
  • Maintenance also keep the copy with their records demonstrating the full repair workflow from the initial inspection fail.

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