Maintenance of Premises and Facilities
The workplace (which includes premises, access, egress, mechanical ventilation systems and certain equipment and devices) must be cleaned and maintained in a safety-efficient state and kept in working order and good repair. The equipment and devices which must be maintained are items in which a fault is liable to result in a failure to comply with any of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992.
Examples include emergency lighting, fixed equipment used for window cleaning, toilet flushing mechanisms and many other items. Equipment and devices covered by these regulations will vary from workplace to workplace. Employers should identify relevant items as part of their risk assessments. This involves listing any items that are critical to meeting the requirements on the following matters:
The Working Environment
Welfare And First Aid