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A task entailing the routine testing/checking, servicing or breakdown repair of plant or equipment. Failures in maintenance tasks can lead to injury to the fitter or to others, or to equipment malfunctions/system unavailability and to major accidents.
Maintenance work in major hazard industries could involve isolating process streams of dangerous substances, then stripping down and rebuilding a system - perhaps removing or disabling safety systems to do this - or, the task could be as simple as changing a fuse in a plug. Irrespective of the work undertaken, maintenance is a human activity and its quality depends upon the performance of the people who undertake it.
Human factors briefing notes - Resource pack includes the complete collection of briefing notes, contained in their own folder.
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