Safety Equipment Maintenance Services

All tools, equipment and vehicles must be properly maintained so that workers are not endangered. Construction regulations require inspections of vehicles, tools, machines and equipment before use. Preventive maintenance is the systematic care and protection of tools,
equipment, machines and vehicles in order to keep them in a safe, usable condition, limit downtime and extend productivity. We must always
be aware that maintenance tasks themselves are potentially hazardous and can result in injury. The successful maintenance program is:

  • Well organized and scheduled
  • Controls hazards
  • Defines operational procedures
  • Trains key personnel

Safety Equipment Maintenance Services

The degree of detail to include in your company’s program regarding equipment maintenance will depend on the kinds of tools/equipment used. Damaged or defective equipment/tools should be tagged and removed from service.

Most manufacturers can provide maintenance schedules for their equipment. Large companies with a fleet of vehicles/equipment typically have a comprehensive maintenance program due to the capital investment and/or leasing agreements. Smaller companies may lease equipment and maintenance services may be included in the leasing agreement.

General requirements for equipment maintenance include:

  • Obtaining a copy of the maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Ensuring that maintenance is performed as required.
  • Ensuring that the person(s) performing the maintenance are competent (e.g. licensed mechanic).
  • Retaining records of maintenance/service conducted.
  • Specifying who is responsible for overseeing equipment maintenance and where the records are kept.
  • Set up a system for removal and tagging of damaged or defective tools and equipment.

Preventive maintenance is the systematic care and protection of tools, equipment, machines and vehicles in order to keep them in a safe, usable condition, limit downtime and extend productivity. We must always be aware that maintenance tasks themselves are potentially hazardous and can result in injury