Larry Goldbeck, Martin Engineering, US, explains how critical maintenance of conveyor systems will help protect workers, reduce waste and maximize efficiency.
Few would argue with the assertion that even one serious conveyor accident can cost more money and anguish than virtually any safety program. Employees in conveyor-related industries also deserve to have the safest workplace that is reasonably possible. Yet as downsizing trends advance and the economy continues to stagnate, there is a temptation to postpone maintenance activities and safety upgrades in an effort to preserve profitability.
Unfortunately, there are a number of subtle expenses that typically result from this approach, ultimately costing far more than the savings from service and safety cutbacks…To continue reading please click here.