Track: Engineering Management
The advent of safety and environmental legislation in many countries have constrained the way manufacturing equipment is maintained. The lack of compliance to the safety and environmental legislative requirements has resulted in some manufacturing equipment being unavailable for service until the requirements were met. A study was undertaken to reveal the typical legislative safety and environmental requirements that are applicable to a manufacturing organization. The impact that is resultant to the manufacturing assets’ lack of compliance to legislative requirements was assessed to verify the effect on equipment availability and, therefore the on the overall production throughput.