The influence of preventive maintenance of the city water supply network on the safe performance of citizens work activities in the conditions of the COVID-19 virus pandemic - case study (full text in pdf)
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Abstract This paper aims to point out a significant safety omission that may occur if no additional risk assessment is conducted related to the interruption of water supply in a certain part of the city for a long period of time, in the conditions of a Covid-19 pandemic. A case study is presented which indicates the possible consequences of inadequate planning of works on the maintenance of the water supply system in the conditions of a pandemic. The necessity of cooperation between companies that perform the function of supplying the population with water and maintaining the city's water supply network with experts in the field of health and ergonomics was emphasized, in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of pandemic spread in cases of realization of the preventive maintenance of the water supply network are presented.
Keywords: Covid-19; watter supply network; preventive maintenance; safety.