Preventative maintenance is often overlooked or pushed to the side. Your business is busy. You have a limited amount of time on your hands.
Equipment and machinery are perhaps the most valuable investments businesses own. As a result, it becomes very critical for ample protection of those assets to be in place. Machinery accidents commonly come from the improper function or use of the equipment.
As a business owner, develop a preventative maintenance program. It may be possible to reduce these risks.
Ensure the Equipment Is Working Properly
The first step in the process is protecting the equipment’s functionality. That is, you need to ensure you are keeping up with routine maintenance on the equipment so it works the proper way. This can help you avoid worker injuries.
- Contact the manufacturer for recommended preventative maintenance protocols. Follow them.
- Have the equipment inspected at least one time a year. This will ensure it is working properly and that no signs of deterioration are present.
- Teach a specific individual on your staff how to properly clean and maintain the system. Assigning someone to do the maintenance work, and giving them time to do it, reduces the risk that they will do it improperly.
Machinery maintenance is not something to neglect. When parts of the machine fail, due to normal wear and tear or improper use, they can injure staff or patrons.
Ensure Employees Use Equipment Properly
A component of any machinery maintenance program is to ensure employees properly use the equipment. Contact the manufacturer or use the owner’s manual as a guide. They can provide specific steps to ensure your employees operate the machine correctly.
Spot check your team from time-to-time as well. Look for any individual that they are not using it the right way so you can avoid this risk.
Having business insurance in place can help you protect that equipment. And, the right workers compensation insurance helps minimize the financial loss your company faces should an individual get hurt on the job. However, preventative maintenance and training tends to be even more valuable to companies. With the right insurance, your company can have peace of mind.
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