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Designing an Effective Refrigeration Plant Maintenance Plan (WEBINAR)

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


Designing an Effective Refrigeration Plant Maintenance Plan

Under Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the Operating Engineers Regulation requires that owners of registered refrigeration plants must have and maintain a plant maintenance plan.

This webinar will explore the key elements that should be included in the maintenance plan, as well as other important activities associated with safe refrigeration plant operations. The webinar will also identify and showcase the various resources and tools that the ORFA has available as a benefit of membership to assist plant operators meet compliance requirements. By applying proven business principles, a plant operator will be best positioned to request the necessary financial and human resources to properly maintain the refrigeration system. Plant owners and operators who have already created a maintenance plan will have an ability to compare and assess their plans.

Topics will include:

  • Roles of the owner, operator and refrigeration contractor in designing an effective maintenance plan
  • Role of inspectors from TSSA, ESA and Boiler
  • Confirming Regulation 347 compliance
  • Designing an effective maintenance plan specific to your facility
  • Cross referencing original plant room design with current legislative obligations – building regulatory upgrades into budget requests
  • Plant operational tool and life-cycle replacement schedules
  • System safety signage and markings
  • Obligations regarding contractors entering a plant room
  • Contractor health and safety checklist development – obligations to confirm that outside contractors are trained to safely work on the premise.  Including, can or should a refrigeration contractor be working alone
  • Maintenance and operational safety plan development and application
  • Facility staff pre-entry training and qualification best practices
  • Plant life-cycle plan development
  • Review of available ORFA tools and resources

The webinar will be most effective if both the refrigeration plant operators and senior staff who are recognized as the actual plant owner participate. Recent events have magnified the responsibilities of all workplace parties when it comes to safe refrigeration plant operations. Only by working together can a facility be successful in meeting the collective legislative obligations.