Troubleshooting Policy Checklist

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PRIMARY SOURCE

Before you use this tool, you may want to read the further analysis presented here.

BENEFITS

Working with machinery and equipment is always hazardous. But workers are especially at risk when they try to troubleshoot machinery that isn’t working properly. And troubleshooting is a common task in many workplaces. So given its inherent hazards, it’s important that you have a troubleshooting policy to ensure that workers can safely address machinery issues.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Use this checklist when developing your troubleshooting policy to ensure that it’s complete. Your policy should cover all of the areas/topics listed in the checklist. If you address troubleshooting as part of a cohesive machinery and equipment safety policy that also covers guarding and lockout, use the checklist to ensure that the troubleshooting section of that policy is complete.

OTHER RESOURCES:

Machine Guarding: What the OHS Laws Require You to Do

How to Comply with Lockout Requirements