Planned maintenance is a proactive approach to maintenance that involves scheduling maintenance work on a regular basis. It is part of a preventive maintenance strategy that focuses on reducing the likelihood of downtime and maximizing performance for greater durability. By combining the autonomous maintenance pillar with a planned maintenance system, it can become sustainable. Without planning, maintenance tasks become confusing and costs become exorbitant.Planned maintenance is a broad category that includes activities to prevent breakdowns.
Organizations that employ a planned maintenance mentality often have greater productivity, lower costs, and increased employee morale. If you rely on machinery or heavy vehicles to keep your business running, implementing a planned maintenance program is a great opportunity to reduce downtime, improve safety, and reduce maintenance costs.To successfully implement a successful planned maintenance program, it is important to take the right steps. First, you need to describe the scope of the work that needs to be done. This includes identifying the assets and environment that need to be maintained.
Then, you should organize assets into categories so that they can be easily tracked and monitored. After that, you should use planned maintenance software to help you plan and schedule tasks. Additionally, it is important to train personnel on how to properly execute the tasks and create checklists for each task. Finally, you should design a method to measure the effectiveness of the planned maintenance work so that the overall system and individual tasks can be evaluated.Reactive maintenance and unplanned maintenance may occur from time to time but become increasingly common when planning and scheduling are not used together.
A planned maintenance program allows you to move forward with tasks without exhausting resources. It also helps facility managers detect small problems that require easy repair before they turn into large, costly problems. Use these systems to list equipment failures, critical assets, maintenance checklists, maintenance tasks, and even the costs associated with each completed and scheduled task.