A good facility is one that knows to have a machinery and tool servicing maintenance plan in place, and a smart facility knows that the inclusions of such a programme must be properly established. Meng Solutions believes in equipping every workplace in Australia with the information that they need to achieve a higher quality of results, streamline their processes, and facilitate higher yields. So in this article, we will take you through the different elements that you should have in servicing maintenance plan.
Specific Task List
The specific tasks that you need to perform for each maintenance must be clearly identified and stated in your plan. This is important because the people in charge of maintenance may not always be around, and your facility needs a stable reference to consult when it’s time for maintenance. In addition, having a complete list of the tasks to be done helps provide proper documentation, which is critical in situations where reviews or changes may have to be made.
Frequency of Each Task
How often each task should be done in each maintenance cycle is also important. In our experience, we have found that some of the biggest damage issues we have encountered came about because of improper and infrequent machinery maintenance. Having a proper schedule will help your organisation stay on top of what needs to be done, and how often it has to be done, so that at the end of the day, your suite of machinery is maintained at its optimal condition.
In addition, the specific coverage of the tasks have to be set. These include: the team, person, or reference people that will be conducting the maintenance, the equipment condition required for each task (example: running, shut off, etc), and the procedure number of the task. The last one is particularly important if your facility is running a sequence of machinery and tool servicing maintenance processes; failing to follow the order can damage the equipment.
Duration of Each Task
Similarly, ensure that the time allotment of each task is established. This will not only make sure that each task is started and finished according to the right time frame, but also that the equipment will not have to be subjected to what could be potentially wearing, if it is overdone.
Tools, Materials, and Equipment Needed for Maintenance
Finally, specify the according tools, materials, and equipment that you will need for each task. And if your team requires additional training in handling any of those, go to the right sources, such as the product manufacturers.