Plant Safety Checks

One of the biggest safety issues on site is the plant machinery that is used, these need to have regular safety checks that are recorded on weekly plant check sheets.

All plant also require an independent 6 or 12 monthly thorough examination. These are critical to ensure any defects needing urgent attention, that the operator may not be aware of, are identified and in the worst case, the plant will need to be taken out of service until it is back to full working order.

On large sites where there are a large number of plant operating, keeping track of when the 6 or 12 monthly examinations are due can be difficult and could lead to plant missing these critical safety inspections.

We have developed a visual spreadsheet that records all plant on site and highlights when the thorough examinations are due.

The plant on the spreadsheet are kept track of using a traffic light system that changes automatically depending on when the service is due, green = OK, orange = inspection due in two weeks, red = overdue.

Implementing this system helps to keep track of when and which plant needs these crucial examinations and makes sure plant safety risks are kept to a minimum.

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