Maintenance Staff

  • Allan Kerr
  • Roger Poole


In most hospital maintenance workshops, there are lathes, milling machines, saws, grinding and drilling machines as well as a wide range of other tools normally associated with a light engineering workshop. Elsewhere in hospitals are also found steam plant, hoists and other equipment needing regular maintenance. In this chapter, since it is impossible to look at the dangers of all plant, machinery and equipment, we concentrate on most of the activities that take place in maintenance workshops, plus a few jobs done elsewhere in hospitals like welding.


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© Allan Kerr and Roger Poole 1984

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  • Allan Kerr
  • Roger Poole

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