What is ‘maintenance’?

Maintenance includes all technical, administrative and managerial actions during the life cycle of an item — a workplace (building), work equipment or means of transport — intended to keep it in, or restore it to, a state in which it can perform the required function, protecting it from failure or decline.

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Our Maintenance activities include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Adjustment
  • Lubrication
  • Repair
  • Renewal

Full Condition Surveys cover all areas of the lift, looking at the background of the installation, suitability of the lift for the location and operating environment, equipment disposition, maintenance deficiencies, performance and health and safety. The report will conclude with recommendations to improve or refurbish the lift installation.

What the European agency for safety and health at work say

There are two main types of maintenance: preventive (proactive) maintenance — carried out to keep something functional: usually planned and scheduled in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;corrective (reactive) maintenance — repairing something to get it working again; an unscheduled, unplanned task, usually associated with greater hazards and risks than preventive maintenance.

poor-quality maintenance, for example, using the wrong parts for replacement or repair, may result in serious accidents;

lack of maintenance may not only shorten the lifespan of equipment or buildings, but may also cause accidents.

For more information please use the following links:

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Osha.europa.eu-factsheets/89

 

 


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