chapter  13
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Safety

Like maintenance, safe working practice is a preventative activity. In the same way that the objective of maintenance is to prevent breakdown, the objective of safe working practice is to prevent accident, injury and loss. Good maintenance technicians are as familiar with, and as proficient in, safe working practice as they are in good engineering practice. In fact, it would be more appropriate to say that safe working practice is an essential element of good engineering practice.