Think of the MHE Checklist as a To Do List
We all make a list of things that we need to do. We make lists when we go to the grocery store or the hardware store. And we look at it, and use it in order to ensure completion of the list. An MHE checklist is the same thing. We need to look at it and answer the questions to ensure completion. Sometimes it’s as simple as that.
What Would Your Mom Say?
If your mom knew that you were risking your life and the life of others for simply not completing the MHE checklist, what would mom say? Nothing too pleasant, I’m sure. So, if you hear mom’s voice in your head that says, ‘finish that MHE checklist. It only takes a minute.’ You better do it.
What Would Your Significant Other Say?
Again, this is an unpleasant situation. Your significant other does not want the operator hurt or someone else either! That person would say, ‘why are you taking such risks?’ ‘We need you!’ ‘Your family needs you!’. We rely on you each day to, and you’re taking risks like this? Why?
Sometimes it’s the little things that help convince the touch one’s that the 2 minutes before your shift can make the difference between going home and never going home again.