C provide reference data to the maintenance committee

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Unformatted text preview: confirm any signals they receive from each other. e. Report abnormalities to superiors whenever necessary. Discussion The following questions ask you to think about how the ideas in the text could be applied in your company. Some of the ideas may not be relevant to you. Concentrate on those that are relevant. Keep notes of your conclusions – you will need them to prepare your action plan afterwards. Where appropriate ask yourself the RADAR questions. Note: Always include in your discussion any figures referred to in the text, if you feel these are relevant to your company. a. Parag. 2: Does your company have any plans to construct new facilities, or to remodel or renovate existing ones? Or has it recently done so? Which departments or individuals are responsible for this? What safety problems can such work bring? b. Parag. 3: How would you carry out safety checks at these five stages? What problems might you meet and how would you deal with them? c. Parag. 4: Read the sample safety check sheet in Figure 7.6a. Prepare a similar one for one of your machines. d. Parag 5: What are some of your typical problems in keeping your production facilities and equipment in good and safe condition? How do you try to solve these problems? e. Parag. 6 suggests three areas that maintenance standards could cover. What areas would you want to establish standards for in your company? What points might you include in these standards? How would you go about establishing these standards? (See Unit 8 Standardization for detailed guidelines on establishing standards.) f. Parag. 7 makes suggestions about keeping maintenance records for each machine. Apply the RADAR questions to these suggestions. g. Parag. 8 gives five examples of abnormalities that can indicate danger. Do any of these apply in your company? Are there others that you would add to the list? What are typical causes of your abnormalities? h. Parag 9: Have you experienced these types of abnormalities? Or similar ones? How have you dealt with them? i. Parag. 10: Apply the RADAR questions to these actions to correct such abnormalities. A Roadmap to Quality 21 Unit 7 - Safety 05-87581_unit 7.qxd 01/08/2006 10:58 Page 22 Action plan Draw up an action plan to introduce the ideas you have just discussed in your company. You might like to follow the 6-Point Structure. Alternatively you may choose to prepare one action plan when you have discussed several texts. Unit 7 - Safety 22 A Roadmap to Quality 05-87581_unit 7.qxd 01/08/2006 10:58 Page 23 7.7 Keep accident records Introduction 1. Records are a valuable way of learning from past accidents and preventing them recurring. Use an accident report form to give the causes of the accident, and the measures taken to prevent similar accidents recurring. There are three main actions to take: a. Fill in a full accident report form with all the details of the accident. b. Classify and store the accident records. c. Use the accident records to assess the accident rate. (See Text 7.8.2.) Fill in a full accident report form 2. First, write a quick report of the accident as soon as it happens. Then hold a meeting to identify the causes and decide on countermeasures to prevent similar accidents in the future. After this meeting write up a full accident report, using an in-house form. This full accident report form should have sections for the following information: a. The circumstances at the time of the accident: include columns for what happened, and where, when, who, why and how it happened, and with a space for a rough sketch of the accident. b. The causes of the accident: include columns for material causes (unsafe conditions), human causes (unsafe actions) and managerial causes (unsafe systems or procedures). c. Any other factors that contributed to the accident. d. Countermeasures aimed at improvement: include columns for what measures should be taken, who should take them, how they should do so, and when they should have them finished. e. Confirmation by safety managers that countermeasures have been carried out, with their comments. f. Confirmation and approval of the countermeasures by superiors at work. The reports should be given to those concerned within 48 hours of the accident. Figure 7.7a Accident report Classify and maintain accident records 3. Keep permanent records of all accidents. These are valuable reference materials that lessons can be learned from. The sections in charge of maintaining the records are: a. Company-wide storage: the secretariat of the company-wide safety and health committee maintains reports submitted by all departments within the company on work accidents. These reports can be used to compile company statistics. b. Business facility storage: the secretariat of the safety and health subcommittee at the worksite maintains records of work accidents that occurred in that facility. A Roadmap to Quality 23 Unit 7 - Safety 05-87581_unit 7.qxd 01/08/2006 10:58 Page 24 4. Classify these records as follows: a....
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