SYDNEY WATER REVIEW OF MOBILE PLANT MAINTENANCE

BACKGROUND

Leading Edge Safety Systems was engaged by Sydney Water to provide independent expert advice regarding the effectiveness of Sydney Water’s Plant and Equipment (P&E) maintenance operations and practices, with particular emphasis on safety impacts. This include d an examination of the adequacy of the proposed Mobile Plant and Equipment Asset Improvement Plan to address any identified safety concerns and the provision of specific safety recommendations to ensure adequate future arrangements for P&E maintenance are in place.

THE RESULT

From the conduct of interviews with several key stakeholders and an examination of over sixty five (65) documents a number of key improvement opportunities were identified including the use of SME’s to conduct technical audits of P&E maintenance works, enhanced training for large plant to improve operator knowledge and skills, more timely reporting of P&E safety incidents to ensure relevant corrective actions can be identified, the development of minimum standards for SME reports and the use of an expert panel for P&E maintenance. All improvement opportunities were accepted and implemented by Sydney Water.

SYDNEY WATER REVIEW OF MOBILE PLANT MAINTENANCE