|Document ID (ISN)||111440|
|Convention or series no.
||Safe maintenance in practice - Success factors - Summary of an Agency report
||Une maintenance sûre dans la pratique - Les clés de la réussite. Résumé d'un rapport de l'Agence [in French]|
Mantenimiento seguro llevado a la práctica. Factores de éxito. Resumen de un informe de la Agencia [in Spanish]
||European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2010. 2p. Illus. 2 ref.
||Facts_96/EN [in English]
Facts_96/FR [in French]
Facts_96/ES [in Spanish]
||This factsheet summarizes the findings of an Agency report on safe maintenance. Buildings and machinery become unsafe if they are not maintained properly. Yet maintenance can be a high-risk activity. Safe procedures for maintenance operations should be part of companies' safety management systems. This is more likely to happen if there is management commitment, employee involvement, effective risk assessment, good communication, safety training and effective use of more than one preventive measure. Many companies consider maintenance operations at the design stage of buildings and equipment to help eliminate risks during future maintenance operations. Examples of good practices implemented by a large chemicals manufacturer in Germany and a Belgian power station are included. The full report (available in English only) can be downloaded from this link.
||European Union; maintenance; plant safety and health organization; safe working methods
||safety consciousness; safety by design; role of management; workers' participation; chemical industry; power generation and distribution; data sheet; report
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||European Union|
||Safety organization and training
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Safety and health information