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Document ID (ISN)111069
CIS number 10-0618
Year 2009
Convention or series no. Facts 88
Title Safe maintenance - Safe workers
Original title Une maintenance sûre - Des travailleurs en sécurité [in French]
Mantenimiento seguro - Trabajadores seguros [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2009. 2p. Illus.
Internet access Facts_88/EN.pdf [in English]
Facts_88/FR.pdf [in French]
Facts_88/ES.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract Maintenance is carried out in every workplace and in all industry sectors. It is included in the everyday duties of most workers, not just maintenance technicians and engineers. Workers involved in maintenance operations are exposed to many hazards; therefore the employer must conduct a risk assessment for the operation, and involve workers in this process. The results of the risk assessment should be communicated to everybody concerned. Safe systems of work need to be followed even when there is time pressure.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; maintenance; plant safety and health organization
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; workers' participation; responsibilities of employers; information dissemination; data sheet
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information