05/03/2013

Managing health and safety risks associated with maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to keep equipment, machines and the work
environment safe and reliable. Lack of maintenance or inadequate maintenance
can lead to dangerous situations, accidents and health problems. Maintenance is
a high-risk activity with some of the hazards resulting from the nature of the
work. Maintenance is carried out in all sectors and all workplaces. Therefore,
maintenance workers are more likely than other employees to be exposed to
various hazards.

Issues that have an impact on maintenance safety and more generally on safety
and health at work include, among others, chemical safety and working with
contractors.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work