Do it once, do it right – the importance of setting up a machinery safety schedule

Do it once, do it right – the importance of setting up a machinery safety schedule


In an interview with Inc. magazine almost 20 years ago, Apple founder Steve Jobs explained the importance of ensuring the first stage of any project is as tight as possible.

He said, “At Apple we have a fundamental belief that doing it right the first time is going to be far easier than having to go back and fix it. And I cannot say strongly enough that the repercussions of that attitude are staggering. I’ve seen them again and again and throughout my business life.”

While machinery isn’t as sexy as a smart phone or an iMac, the same can be said for managing plant safety & compliance. The success of a plant safety management regime comes down to how well you analyse the risk of your fleet and incorporate it into your plant safety management plan.

Whilst cloud based software such as Plant Assessor can do a lot of the heavy lifting in relation to managing plant safety, the planning phase relies on a healthy dose of common sense and discipline.

Regardless of the method you use to store the details of your fleet, the first step is to ensure you have details of each piece of plant and machinery in the one place.

The next step is to consider the relative risk of each type or piece of plant and equipment in your fleet.  It is logical to consider the complexity of the plant concerned, along with who is using it and where, plus history of safety incidents involving plant.

To assist in this process, the Plant Assessor software platform includes pre-determined risk ratings (and re-inspection periods) for each make and model of equipment – which are completely tailorable if required.

This way Plant Assessor helps users determine both initial assessment dates and re-assessment periods – and incorporate this into an assessment schedule complete with push notifications and extensive dashboards to help ensure delivery against the plan.

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