Course Duration: 25+ minutes
This online course provides an awareness of maintenance safety and the causes of maintenance-related accidents. Trainees will receive practical guidance regarding the potential dangers that exist for maintenance staff even in well-designed, generally secure environments staffed by experienced personnel.
Accident statistics and risk assessments show that maintenance work poses a greater risk to workers than everyday tasks. Employers of those who conduct maintenance have a legal duty to ensure staff understand the risks they face and the health and safety measures in place to protect them.
Maintenance Safety – What Everyone Needs to Know
This online health and safety training covers the following sections:
- What’s the Problem?
- Case Study
- What Can You Do?
- Tip 1: Help Us Assess Risks
- Tip 2: Help Us Monitor Risks
- Tip 3: Be Committed
- Tip 4: Know What You are Doing
Learning Outcomes of Maintenance Safety Training
By taking this online course, users will be able to:
- Identify the problems that cause maintenance-related accidents
- Assess and monitor risks related to work
- Recognise how maintenance failures result in disasters
- Implement practices that prevent both large and small accidents
Why Maintenance Safety Course is Vital
Maintenance-related accidents are a serious cause of concern. A recent yearly data analysis report indicates that nearly 25-30% of fatalities in the manufacturing industry in Great Britain were related to maintenance activities.
Performing maintenance tasks may expose workers to severe injuries or hazards, but major issues that merit particular attention due to severity of harm during plant or building maintenance are:
- Disturbing asbestos
- Falls from height
- Falls of heavy items or lifting operations
- Selection and managing contractors
This makes it vital for both employers and employees to receive equipment maintenance training to ensure safe working operations.
Why Choose Human Focus for Safety Maintenance Training
- IIRSM approved
- Reduces the risk of injuries and accidents
- Improves workers’ morale
- Promotes workplace health and safety culture
- Short yet concise
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I ensure maintenance work is conducted safely?
When it comes to safe maintenance, there are a few general rules that must be followed to ensure high safety standards.
Rule 1: Safe System of Work
Respecting the permit to work and implementing risk assessment preventive measures
Rule 2: Hazard Isolation
Ensuring all isolation is in place and precautions are taken, especially with electrical isolation like Lock Out Tag Out, Try Out (LOTOTO) systems
Rule 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Following PPE specifications and using task-specific PPE all the time
Rule 4: Lifting Operations
Implementing precaution during lifting work, especially when a lifting operation is in process
Rule 5: Chemical Exposure
Knowing all the hazards and safe work practices while working with hazardous substances
Rule 6: Work at Height
Taking specific precaution when working at height
Rule 7: Confined Space
Specific precautions related to work in confined spaces
Rule 8: Cleaning & Storage of Work Area
Working areas must be kept clean and equipment must be stored tidily
What are important things that you should do before undertaking a maintenance operation?
For smooth, secure, and effective maintenance work, a prior risk assessment must be performed. Another important factor to consider is proper planning. Having a plan to undertake maintenance work successfully helps eliminate risk and ensure everyone’s safety at work.
Why is safety important in maintenance?
A high number of workplace accidents occur every year due to maintenance and non-production tasks conducted on machinery or equipment. Failure to ensure employees and contractors are complying with health and safety at work legislation can put employers and their organisations in danger.
Safety is important for maintenance operations, and it is essential to plan for and supervise all maintenance and installation activities in the workplace.
|Study length||25+ minutes|
|Approval body||IIRSM approved|
|Target audience||All staff members – awareness|
|Format||One interactive module with an end of course test|
|Assessment||Online multiple-choice test|
|Certification||Online certificate issued immediately on course completion|
|Certification validity duration||3 years|
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