This Production Management of Change (PMOC) procedure is intended to apply to new equipment installations, major modifications of current equipment, test equipment, and equipment that is relocated within the facility, regardless of whether the change is considered temporary or permanent.
The changes listed above shall be subject to review in accordance with this procedure. There shall be no differentiation between issues considered during review of a permanent or temporary change. Adequate safeguards, either procedural or consisting of installed hardware, shall be provided to safely operate a temporary change. Since more emphasis may be placed on procedural safeguards for temporary changes, closer scrutiny may be warranted for temporary changes to help ensure the modifications does not present an unacceptable risk.
A Production Management of Change Procedure (PMOC) Program establishes and implements written procedures for managing changes to production equipment. Production Management of Change Procedures to do not apply to “change in kind”, preventative maintenance procedures and minor changes.
Any facility or process is continually undergoing change. Changes must be implemented to provide continuous improvement and the efficiency of the operation, improve the operability, and improve the safety of the equipment. Any change has the potential to compromise existing safeguards if not effectively reviewed and a hazard analysis is conducted.
The objective of this procedure is to help ensure that all changes are reviewed and that any hazards introduced by the implementation of the change are identified and controlled prior to placing the change in operation.
Installers are required to verify that all new equipment installations and modifications meet or exceed the expectations of the ACME CO Safety Program and Local, State and Federal Regulations.
The installers will use the PMOC Checklist to verify that items all items on the checklist are implemented or acknowledged as not applicable. The completed PMOC must be returned to the safety as soon as the project is completed.
Maintenance Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that work conducted by outside contractors and internal personnel are issued POMC and that the PMOC is completed when the project is completed
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