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The manager's role in safe maintenance of equipment

IET factfile: Health and Safety - The manager’s role in safe maintenance of equipment

A health and safety briefing provided by the IET.

This guidance is intended to help managers responsible for plant equipment, including machinery, understand their role in facilitating safe maintenance. Attention is drawn to the need for adequate isolation from energy sources when maintenance is carried out so as to reduce the risk of uncontrolled hazardous work. The need to ensure that employees and contractors working on site are aware of site safe systems of work is covered, as are issues regarding safe equipment operation.