One Point Lesson:
Reasons to centralize a vacuum cleaning system:
1. High-value plant floor space unencumbered by portable vacuums.
2. Minimizes risk of employee exposure to fire, explosion, or hazardous materials. This allows for minimal exposure to hazardous material in the plant.
3. Flammable material can be conveyed outside to a single location minimizing the chance fire can develop at multiple indoor plant locations.
4. Reallocation of employees from waste handling back to production.