The value of Maintenance is always questioned. Fundamentally, though, it reflects the quality of an organization, their commitment to employee safety and overall operational integrity.
EMPLOYEE SAFETY – general industry and commercial compliance issues required for your employees to understand electrical safety and are trained in electrical safety procedures, methodologies and proper use of all related equipment up to the most current Industry requirements. If these tasks are documented as part of an ongoing Maintenance and Safety Program; Owners, Management, Facility Managers or Plant Managers can be relatively assured that they are in compliance with applicable NFPA 70B and OSHA 29CFR1910 regulations.
PRODUCTION – The underlying facts relative to achieving and maintaining minimum Operations reliability and productivity are typically required from your Company’s management, owners and stakeholders.
If an incident were to occur with the electrical distribution system at an Industrial or Manufacturing facility resulting in a recordable OSHA accident, the aforementioned regulations will be referred to in determining the levying of any penalties, fines, litigation or any other actionable items recommended moving forward.
Manufacturers do not warranty their equipment over (1) year. Any implied performance or lack thereof will refer back to the Manufacturers Operating & Instruction manuals which will clearly state that beyond the standard (1) Year Warranty, the manufacturer’s require testing and maintenance to be performed on the equipment at recommended intervals (typically annually).
Performing and documenting regularly scheduled:
- Testing and Maintenance on your Plant’s electrical distribution system
- Conducting electrical safe practices for your Plant’s Operating and Maintenance personnel
Reference documents: NFPA 70B; 70E and OSHA 29CFR1910
New developments include NFPA 70E-2014 Arc Flash requirements. This requires equipment Labeling, proper PPE and Training of Plant personnel. It begins with an accurate One-Line Diagram. To accomplish this, the Data Gathering can be performed during Maintenance (this will verify existing One-Line or allow the composition of an accurate One-Line). Subsequent Engineering Study calculations are performed which generate the Labeling. Finally, the purchase of the PPE determined by the Study should be purchased for Plant personnel and Training in the proper use thereof, then is performed.
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