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Abstract

A substantial proportion of the injuries and costs in the mining industry, and in industry generally, occur during maintenance activities, particularly in work involving plant and machinery. A common thread linking the cause of these accidents and losses is a general deficiency in machine design, particularly the ergonomic aspects. This report concerns the Bretby Maintainability Index (BMI) which provides a comprehensive method of analysing and quantifying machinery maintainability in terms of health and safety and the financial implications associated with excessive downtime. The health and safety implications of poor machine design are discussed, as are the cost implications. The concept of the BMI is outlined and information on its application is given. Its detailed features are presented and guidance notes are provided.

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Authors: RUSHWORTH A M, British Coal Corporation, Ergonomics Branch, TSRE, Burton-on-Trent (GB);MASON S, British Coal Corporation, Ergonomics Branch, TSRE, Burton-on-Trent (GB);TALBOT C, British Coal Corporation, Ergonomics Branch, TSRE, Burton-on-Trent (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: No. 8A - Series 3 EN (1994) 94 pp.
Availability: Available from the Bureau of Information and Coordination, Community Ergonomics Action of the ECSC, PO Box 237, L-2012 Luxembourg (LU)
Record Number: 199430028 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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