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Managing Health, Safety and Working Environment Revised Edition by Elearn

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Managing equipment

Functioning at full capacity

Problems with equipment can be very costly. Running at reduced capacity will have an impact on profitability and potentially affect parts of the process further down the line. Managing equipment is about planning, organising people and maintaining equipment effectively.

Equipment functions at full capacity when:

  • the right equipment is being used for the task and it is safe to operate
  • tasks are planned to be carried out at the right time
  • maintenance is planned to occur before a breakdown
  • equipment is secured to prevent damage or unauthorised removal
  • individuals using the equipment are trained to ...

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