Robert Nordstrand is Mechanical Maintenance Engineer at Ringhals nuclear power plant. He knows the importance of not to drop tools or other objects during maintenance work. His job is to ensure an efficient operation and maximize operating time through proactive maintenance.
-When a technician drops an object in a sensitive area, it has already gone too far. We’ll always get the object out, but it costs time and money. Dropping a tool, and not being able to retrieve it, is extremely costly due to lost electricity production, says Robert.
The solution to eliminate the risk of losing tools and other objects include several parts: knowledge through training and routines, securing tools and objects so they cannot be dropped and knowledge of which tools are needed for the task at hand so that these can be secured and logged before use. When we follow this, we eliminate downtime!