No matter what kind of maintenance department you run, safety is the most important issue. CMMS helps with not only employee safety, but regulations as well. Here are a few examples of the more specific details that are needed in certain industries.
Industries With Chemicals
Whether it’s chemical plants or a maintenance department with stored paint, any kind of hazardous chemical must be tracked and stored safely to ensure the safety of the employees. All chemicals should be labeled properly as well as have a tracking system that gives information on the date, type of chemical, and any safety sheets that are needed and can be accessed immediately if needed.
Food and Beverage Departments
Some of the most serious regulations are when it comes to processing food and beverages. You must adhere to the strictest compliance and according to the regulations in your area. For instance, the United States has the Food and Drug Administration as well as the Department of Agriculture whereas Canada has their health and safety standards under the Food and Drug Regulations and are enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. You can keep all compliance strategies documented in the OSH module of your CMMS.
Maintenance Departments With Large Equipment
Large quipment not only means safety in movement and licensing, but also large maintenance and repair work. Regular preventative and proactive maintenance is required to ensure your larege equipment doesn't become a large problem.
CMMS Does it All
It doesn’t matter which type of department you run, all of them must be as safe as possible and CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) makes it easier to handle and remain compliant. Not only is CMMS a way of tracking and storing safety informaton, it is the best way to maintain a single source of data so that everything is easy to use, easy to find, and accessible from anywhere you are with just a browser and the Internet.