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Mechanised Industrial Plants and their operations are often surrounded by a number of HSE Hazards which can easily lead to serious incidents in the absence of proper controls and precautions.

Decades ago, the frequency and number of industrial injuries and fatalities were found to be growing at alarming rates. To remedy this, some societies began to develop and implement regulations that were aimed at improving safety in the workplace. These regulations eventually became known as standards.

Such standards generally, consist of guidelines, instructions and procedures that offer sets of rules or requirements to signify reliable methods, processes and practices. They can also be used as a reference for quality assurance. Adhering to these established standards ensures efficient work processes, minimises risks, improves product quality and renders machinery more dependable.

Some of these are listed below:

· ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

· API (American Petroleum Industry)

· ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation)

· ASTM (American Standards for Testing Materials)

It is important for companies to ensure that all the equipment on the plants always conforms to these standards by having the equipment operated, serviced and tested as prescribed.

Dickinson Technologies’ Workshop Management System comes with built in standard tables that can be configured for each use case. This manages companies’ liability by ensuring that work cannot proceed unless all the rules are adhered to and equipment is repaired correctly.

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