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May 21, 2021
Washington Patriot Construction
In the past year, Washington Patriot has put major emphasis on cleaning up and organizing the tools and equipment inventory in its corporate warehouse. This is not only in the literal sense of better organizing the warehouse, but by establishing a designated drop-off zone where all superintendents return tools and equipment. When items are dropped off, they are tagged with the superintendent’s name, date and either a green tag to signify that the tool or piece of equipment is in good shape and ready for use, or a red tag which signifies that it is in need of repair. When a piece of equipment is in need of repair, the superintendent will typically send it off to a preferred company for service. If the repair costs exceed the value of the piece of equipment, the decision may be made to discard the equipment. This has not only added a level of accountability when using tools and equipment, but it also increases the safety of employees by ensuring that tools and equipment are safe and operable. Using faulty tools and equipment not only leads to loss of production but, more importantly, it can lead to injuries.