Access needs can be predicted and planning must occur in advance. People need access to machinery and equipment in the workplace (either continually or occasionally) for predictable tasks such as operation, maintenance, repair, installation, service or cleaning.
• Oil leaks from machinery and/or equipment may present a serious slip hazard. By preventing oil leaks through routine maintenance, or containing leaking oil with a drip tray or through spill containment strategies, the risk the hazard presents is controlled.
Workplace health and safety laws require the highest order control be applied. Higher order machinery and equipment risk controls are preventative by nature, are effective and durable for the environment it is used in, and deal directly with the hazard at its source.
When using fall-arrest systems, specialist assistance may be necessary to select appropriate equipment, provide effective training in use and inspection, and develop an emergency retrieval plan to recover a person suspended in a fall-arrest harness. People suspended by a fall-arrest harness for short periods of time may suffer serious health effects, or may have incurred injury during the fall prior to the fall-arrest device deploying.