Top Maintenance Safety Tips to Follow

White, yellow hard safety helmet hat for safety project of workman as engineer or worker, on concrete floor on the city
White, yellow hard safety helmet hat for safety project of workman as engineer or worker, on concrete floor on the city

In 2022, the United States saw a 5.7% increase in fatal workplace injuries. While this was just one year out of many, it highlights the importance of workplace safety and the risks involved, particularly for those in the maintenance management industry. Some of the most frequently cited injuries are caused by transportation incidents, slips, falls, and contact with dangerous equipment, emphasizing the importance of following current safety guidelines and regulations.

In this article, we’ll discuss top maintenance safety tips for your employees and equipment. We’ll also discuss why using LLumin’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS+) software can help promote the highest levels of safety for your maintenance operations. 

How to Keep Maintenance Crews Safe

Maintaining a safe workplace for your employees requires a multidisciplinary approach, ranging from encouraging the development of a safety culture to ensuring that your employees follow critical safety rules and regulations. We’ve honed in on the top maintenance safety tips for your employees below.

Top Maintenance Safety Tips for Employees

Consistent Maintenance Schedule

Routine maintenance can identify and correct potential hazards, helping to reduce risks of unexpected equipment failure and exposure to unnecessary risks. 

Proper Equipment Use

Mandate the use of safety gear, including helmets, gloves, and protective eyewear.

Training and Awareness

Provide regular training sessions on equipment use, safety, and emergency protocols. Safety training and awareness campaigns can significantly reduce accidents.

Emergency Preparedness

Provide reliable communication devices to use in case of an emergency. Ensure your internal safety protocols for emergency response are up-to-date. 

How to Keep Equipment and Machinery Safe

Workplace safety aims to reduce unnecessary employee exposure to equipment and machinery while ensuring that your critical assets are continuously monitored. A successful strategy should reduce the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns and repairs (for example, with condition-based monitoring). 

We’ve listed the top maintenance safety tips for equipment and machinery below. 

Top Maintenance Safety Tips for Equipment and Machinery

Inspection and Maintenance

Regularly inspect and maintain machinery to uphold safety standards and ensure it continues to operate at peak performance levels. Implementing condition-based monitoring can further reduce risks. 

Lockout-Tagout

Implement procedures to prevent accidental machine start-ups during maintenance.

Record Keeping

Keep detailed logs of all maintenance activities for future reference.

CMMS Software Can Promote Workplace Safety

LLumin’s CMMS+ can help you optimize and improve your maintenance operations. In addition to providing a cloud-based, mobile-ready, centralized platform that allows maintenance teams to easily access maintenance logs, reports, and up-to-date safety information, it can streamline the scheduling of essential maintenance and safety inspections.

LLumin supports predictive and condition-based maintenance, using machine-level sensors to continuously monitor your equipment, machines, and facilities in real-time—LLumin’s predictive capabilities also use historical data to predict accurately when a machine will fail. 

LLumin will notify your workforce when issues arise and respond to maintenance events with automated creation and assignment of the correct maintenance tasks. These automated features can ensure your company follows critical safety and compliance guidelines and performs required maintenance at precisely the right time, reducing the likelihood of human error.

At LLumin, we recognize that transitioning away from reactive to proactive maintenance strategies requires careful planning and support. We help fast-track the advantages of preventive maintenance and condition-based monitoring for our clients with a refined, fast-and-easy implementation process, training, and ongoing support.

Maintenance Safety Tips With LLumin’s CMMS+

LLumin’s advanced maintenance management software can take your maintenance operations to higher safety, efficiency, and performance levels. It can give your maintenance teams, managers, and company stakeholders a high-level overview of your equipment and facilities, access to real-time and historical data, and the advantages of condition-based monitoring and automated maintenance and inspection scheduling.

If you are concerned that your safety protocols are outdated or inconsistent with essential guidelines and regulations, consider supporting your maintenance teams with LLumin’s CMMS+.

Getting Started With LLumin

LLumin develops innovative CMMS software to manage and track assets for industrial plants, municipalities, utilities, fleets, and facilities. If you’d like to learn more about the total effective equipment performance KPI, we encourage you to schedule a free demo or contact the experts at LLumin to see how our CMMS+ software can help you reach maximum productivity and efficiency goals.

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