European Safety Week 2010 takes place week beginning October 25th and the theme of the 2010-11 campaign is Accident-Free Safe Maintenance.

The overriding consideration in all projects undertaken by Lehane Environmental is personnel safety. Lehane Environmental promotes Behaviour-Based Safety. The professionalism and motivation of Lehane Environmental employees to work safely has resulted in an enviable safety record.

The main objectives of the Safe Maintenance 2010 campaign are to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of maintenance for workers’ safety and health, of the risks associated with maintenance, and of the need to carry it out safely;
  • Raise awareness of employers’ legal and other responsibilities to carry out safe maintenance, and of the business case for doing so;
  • Promote a simple, structured approach to OSH management in maintenance, based on appropriate risk assessment.

The ultimate aim, of course, is to help to reduce the number of people who are hurt or are experiencing ill health as a result of inadequate maintenance or lack of maintenance, now and in the future.

European Agency for Safety & Health at Work state that

“good maintenance is essential to keep machines and work environments safe and reliable. Secondly, maintenance itself is a high-risk activity and it has to be performed in a safe way, with appropriate protection of maintenance workers and other people present in the workplace”.

Further information on Maintenance Programmes

Campaign Website

Maintenance Factsheet

Published by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work