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Document ID (ISN)111440
CIS number 11-0027
Year 2010
Convention or series no. Facts 96
Title Safe maintenance in practice - Success factors - Summary of an Agency report
Original title 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]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2010. 2p. Illus. 2 ref.
Internet access Facts_96/EN [in English]
Facts_96/FR [in French]
Facts_96/ES [in Spanish]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; maintenance; plant safety and health organization; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; safety by design; role of management; workers' participation; chemical industry; power generation and distribution; data sheet; report
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Safety and health information