Workplace hazards – why repairs and maintenance are important

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A strong commitment to health and safety should be at the core of any business to avoid workplace hazards or at least minimise them. Many preventable accidents occur in workplaces every year. And more often than not they are caused by not keeping up with maintenance and repairs. Flooring is one of the key areas that present various workplace hazards. So can peeling and flaking paint – if you are in the food manufacturing industry you don’t want paint to contaminate your products!

How can you prevent workplace hazards?

A responsible business owner understands that it is vital to minimise and avoid anything that could cause injury or harm within the workplace wherever practically possible.

That includes keeping on top of machinery checks, regularly checking flooring, walls, and more for possible hazards.

Did you know?

According to statistics from ACC falling over is the most common cause of injuring yourself in New Zealand. Injuries from a fall are as high as 39% of all ACC claims and cost $1.1 billion a year.

There are many different types of workplace hazards. But there are many ways you can keep on top of them and avoid them by ensuring you have a good program in place for checking a few basic things to eliminate hazards as much as possible.

workplace hazards fall and trips

Falls and trips in workplaces

Falls are a common workplace injury.

 And often it’s down to flooring. 

How can you prevent this?

 Regular checks of the flooring in your industrial or commercial workplace are a good start. 

Look for worn patches, chips, flooring that is coming unstuck or lifting, or damaged areas of flooring. 

The condition of your flooring is important from both a health perspective and a safety perspective. A floor that is poorly maintained can be a biological hazard and can increase the potential for workplace accidents.

Building maintenance

Building maintenance is another area that can help reduce workplace hazards. Paint can be a particular area to look into. Especially if you use speciality paints because of your industrial or commercial activities. 

Peeling or flaking paint is something that needs to be repaired promptly. Inhaling flaking paint or having it contaminate your products can become a serious health risk.

Both building maintenance and flooring maintenance can seem like a mammoth task to keep on top of. And that’s a very good reason to hire a professional company that specialises in both of these areas.

We recommend planning and scheduling building maintenance wherever possible to keep your industrial and commercial premises in great condition. Building maintenance is an essential part of protecting both your asset, your brand image and helps avoid unnecessary workplace hazards.

Regular deep cleaning can help too

If you’re in the food manufacturing industry, there can be many biological or chemical workplace hazards present. Ensuring that your workplace is deep cleaned regularly, including machinery can help prevent the buildup of bacteria and viruses. 

Regular deep cleaning of food manufacturing facilities is crucial to reduce the risk of pest infestations, unpleasant odours, and product contamination which can become problematic workplace hazards.

We specialise in hot water cleaning and chemical deep cleaning, using purpose-built equipment to access all hard-to-reach areas. We clean industrial and commercial areas, whether large or small and leave no area untreated.

How to manage maintenance and repair work to minimise workplace hazards?

You can take the stress away and book regular maintenance and repair work with a professional company. A regular maintenance check means trained and knowledgeable professionals checking over different areas for anything that might pose a risk or needs to be repaired.

It can help you keep your workplace hazards to a minimum and help avoid injuries by falls including tripping overworn flooring. 

Are you looking for a maintenance and repair company in the industrial or commercial industry?

There are plenty of ways you can reduce potential workplace hazards. One of those is ensuring you have a professional company that specialises and understands the risks.

We specialise in epoxy and commercial vinyl repairs, ensuring flooring meets the required standards. We understand that to carry out flooring repairs appropriately, we need to work around your production schedule to eliminate any loss in production.

We can also perform comprehensive building maintenance for industrial and commercial premises. Whether it’s one-off repairs or regular checks we can do it all.

We also offer a complete range of cleaning services that can help remove bacteria and other harmful viruses – ensuring you have a safe and healthy workplace.

Give one of our friendly team a call to discuss your requirements.

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