Only in the United States, 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019, while in the United Kingdom 65,427 injuries to employees were reported between 2019 and 2020.

Based on the numbers above, it is easy to conclude that any work-related activity involves a certain amount of risk. Some activities may carry a bigger amount of risk than others, but the truth is that risk needs to be addressed at all times. Especially when it comes to asset inspection, an activity that exposes workers to different risk factors such as:

  • Environmental factors
  • Running equipment
  • Interaction with moving vehicles
  • Falling objects
  • Hazardous substances
  • Fire
  • Electric shock

Fortunately, many guidelines, regulations and standards have been implemented to safeguard the health and integrity of the workers when asset inspections are performed.

These guidelines, regulations and standards normally involve the rights and responsibilities for both the employers and the employees in order to make sure everybody’s work is aligned to the same health and safety principles.