Spotlight on HR Welfare: Maintenance Safety

Posted in : HR Updates on 4 October 2010 Issues covered:

Today's Spotlight on "HR Welfare email" from Croner focuses on maintenance safety.

1. Introduction

Maintenance is a frequently overlooked area of health and safety, particularly risk assessments, where people only concentrate on ‘business as usual’ and not on those non-standard activities such as repairs.

Maintenance can be extremely hazardous, often involving work with electricity, repairs to machinery and similar high risk activities so it is vital that organisations consider every eventuality. Even an activity that appears to be simple has the potential to cause serious harm as shown by a number of recent prosecutions. This is highlighted in the very real case of a food manufacturer who

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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