Corporate responsibility, safety rules and precautions.
All operators who work in environments with dangerous materials or machinery should be made aware of the risks they face and the safety rules and precautions to apply, and this information should always be readily available.
The information is usually provided in hardcopy and near the asset or at the entrance to the dangerous environments. In addition as part of the process of hiring personnel they need to be trained and made aware of the risks they may incur.
How to manage asset safety in Maximo?
Maximo allows users to plan the typical elements of asset and location safety through a special application. The information is created within the SAFETY module (tab); and is recalled by the applications in use.
The ability to have the information remotely available offers some advantages:
1- It provides a central and easy to update point of control and verification of the information.
2- Editing information does not alter the historical information and therefore the correctness of operations performed in conformance with the previous procedure
3- The personnel who work in risky situations always have a means to check and refresh their memory before arriving at the maintenance site.
4- All information can be associated with specific work orders and to the plan
5- It avoids the risk of perishability that the hardcopy has
The Safety module includes:
- LOCK OUT & TAG OUT
- SAFETY PLANS
First I create a series of risks, and precautions that can be mixed, then I can recall them by associating them with an asset and location, or I can structure them into special security plans to associate with Preventive Maintenance and with work orders.
The first thing to do in order to work with the safety module is to generate risks, such as “falling objects” and “precautions” like helmets and other individual precautionary devices.
Starting from the risk I can indicate the presence of hazardous materials, attach a risk rating, identify specific precautions and add lock out and tag out procedures
Figure 1 Precautions and hazardous materials
In the appropriate fields add the precautions necessary for working in these risk conditions:
Figure 2 Precautions
Once the information has been created by entering it into the asset or location I can easily associate them and incorporate any attachments.
The last function is that we can verify if indirect risks exist linked to the information recalled on assets and locations. If for example I need a maintenance over a secure asset in a secure location, I can alert the task manager that there are nearby assets subject to risk, or that an issue with a dangerous asset could have ripple effects on other assets not normally subject to any specific danger.
And finally in Work Order application you can invoke safety plan and hazards for involved asset and location as for dangerous item or material
Figure 3 Related Asset and Hazard