The health and safety issue should be prioritised and given utmost attention, regardless of the industry. No one can deny the fact that a company’s most prized asset is its workforce.
One of the functions of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is to ensure the safety of their employees otherwise minimizing any possibility of accidents happening at the place of work. Attention will also be attributed to how a web based CMMS can contribute in this regard.
1. Identifying Areas Of Danger
Past experiences are the best teachers- I would say. Over the few years there might be a few workplace maintenance incidents not favourable to the organisations. Say, for e.g. consider there have been issues with the electricity generator twice, leaving behind a sum of injuries and lose. If accidents are not recorded they will continue happening in the future, in the process jeopardizing the health of the companies’ employees.
CMMS software is a useful tool that can be used to identify areas of danger. Using such systems helps you automatically keep a record of all machine breakdowns, and therefore makes it easier to avoid situations which might threaten workers’ safety.
2. Standard Operating Procedures
In an organisation, the most critical exercise for any maintenance department is developing Standard Operating Procedures. Why do we need one? Simple! CMMS software provides work order with detailed instructions describing the necessary safety precautions that have to be taken to perform their duties with minimal danger. If it is found that an accident occurred because of employee’s negligence, the firm escapes any liability.
3. Safety Priority
A firm’s equipment is given an importance rating known as the ‘critical value.’ This critical value is determined by the user as well as on many factors including the role the equipment plays in the production process, the amount of constant Preventive Maintenance Software, danger risk that it places the employee in the case of a fault, and so on. This is very relevant for good health and safety practices. In addition, if machines are not checked on a regular basis it might affect employee’s safety. Bear in mind, production stoppages and worker morale becomes less due to injuries to the workforce.