How a CMMS Can Help You Inspect Facility Security and Create a Culture of Safety?
If safety is a primary concern of a facility, it can be seen immediately from the plant’s production efficiency. Safe establishments feature fewer accidents at the workplace and higher employees’ productivity rate. When all assets and processes are set up to function according to all required regulations and operators know how to deal with potential safety hazards, workers’ injuries, illnesses and the associated additional cost get minimized.
The best way to establish an effective health and safety program is to standardize all processes and procedures in your next-gen CMMS. Since each facility has different needs, make sure that you deploy a flexible computerized maintenance management solution that can record, track and manage key information anytime and anywhere.
Mobility Work is designed to adapt to the needs of any industrial sector. The solution features all necessary functionalities to help you secure your facility and promote a culture of safety among all users.
7 Ways a CMMS Can Improve the Safety of Your Facility
1. Create and Update Safety Checklists
Ensuring that all assets are in proper working order is essential for safe operations. Routine safety checklists can be directly implemented in the CMMS, followed and if necessarily updated with every scheduled or unscheduled maintenance intervention. Following the established safety rules goes a long way to ensuring operator safety.
An operator should be given the option to record and make visible to the rest of the team all unsafe components encountered during an intervention as worn loose bolts, improper pressure, faulty wiring, etc. Equipment should be categorized and critical components should be checked through safety checklists on a daily basis since a piece of equipment that worked fine yesterday might not be working today.
2. Keep a Track on Assets Location
All facility plans and maps should be uploaded to your CMMS, stored securely and consulted every time when an asset should be removed, replaced or relocated. When the replacement of equipment is properly planned, the risk for accidents and injuries is significantly minimized.
3. Inform Employees to Pay Attention to Their Personal Protection
The newsfeed and the social aspect of Mobility Work CMMS can be used as main tools to create and spread a culture of safety within the facility. Safety pictures, videos and tutorials can be uploaded and shared among technicians in the field. The platform can be used to schedule and organize safety trainings and drills.
Furthermore, you can directly connect your machines to the CMMS, receive critical warnings and perform maintenance accordingly. Reminders, posters and alarms can also be set up to follow up the establishment of the safety routines.
4. Control the Use of Chemicals or Any Other Hazardous Substances
A CMMS will allow you to control the flow of hazardous substances within the facility. From their purchase through their usage and disposal, every step of this process can be critical and every person involved should be properly trained and certified. A list with all employees authorized to perform a certain critical activity can be stored and regularly updated in the CMMS.
5. Follow up the Trainings, Qualifications and Certifications of Every Employee
Personal employee safety records can be controlled by the HR manager and can be used to comply with occupational health and safety regulations and standards. This also enables maintenance managers to work closely with the HR department and define what skills already exist and what skills need to be acquired by the team.
6. Define the Criticality of a Task
Prioritizing assets can help you keep a track on performed critical interventions and equipment history more easily, including staff involved, time taken for completion, conditions or issues encountered at any stage, etc.
A CMMS can be used as well for a deeper historical tracking (for audits for example) of safety compliance by taking into account reports, graphs or dashboards delivering information for a given time period on a certain safety procedure performed on a piece of equipment.
7. Follow Up All Obligatory Safety and Compliance Regulations
Every facility has to follow the compliance requirements and/or regulations of the industry in which it operates. Mobility Work will manage and streamline all your maintenance interventions in order to establish an all-round maintenance program.
8. Establish Safety Track Records
A next-gen CMMS allows you to create detailed historical records, dashboards and graphs of all safety tasks to ease the identification of recurring problems and anticipate issues in the future.
Mobility Work CMMS Can Be Tailored to the Individual Needs of Any Facility
As a modern CMMS, Mobility Work is highly customizable to suit the requirements of every business. The software is running updates automatically and our team is always ready to add a new functionality if needed. Two of the biggest advantages of Mobility Work, compared to other solutions, are the product’s cost-efficiency and user-friendliness.
Employees usually feel relieved after the solution’s deployment and are more than eager to explore the limits of the solution, which is basically limitless since it was created to adapt to any rising digital trend. This is a product of the future, promoting flexibility and usability, creating lean maintenance in the context of lean manufacturing and industry 4.0.
Mobility Work will help you create and follow up guidelines for addressing training, personal protection and equipment creation to create and spread a culture of safety. This makes out of a CMMS a highly valuable tool for any business with maintenance and safety needs.