Case Study 6 Maintenance Operation Text Version

On Screen Text:
Maintenance staff manually handle a machine part during maintenance

Scene 1
Two workers move into position either side of a large heavy pipe, then lift the pipe manually and transfer the pipe to another destination out of shot.

On Screen Text:
Need to carry out a risk assessment of this task

  • Look at how the job is carried out
  • Collect information: load weight, etc,
  • Identify risk factors with the job
  • Make changes to improve the job

On Screen Text:
Risk Factors/Problems

Scene 2
Still image of the handler taken from scene 1. Large red ÒXÓ marks indicate the risk factors and problems with the job.

  • Load is too heavy (80kg\)
  • Load is too large
  • Physical effort is too strenuous

On Screen Text
The new system of work: Assess risk to reduce manual handling

Scene 3
One character arrives with a mechanical aid, the other worker assists with the transfer. The pipe is removed from the machine using the mechanical aid. One worker directs the mechanical aid while the other worker guides the pipe to reduce its movement during the transfer operation.

On Screen Text:
Manual Handling: Assess to Avoid, Reduce or Reorganise