What is preventive maintenance?

For a company to run efficiently and profitably, it is necessary to ensure that all equipment is running at 100%. And for this, preventive maintenance plans are fundamental. Without a predefined plan, it is easy to forget important tasks and spend money on superfluous solutions that could be avoided.

 

What is preventive maintenance?

 

Preventive maintenance refers to regular and periodic maintenance performed on physical assets to reduce the risk of failure and unplanned downtime of equipment. Such events can be quite costly for companies.

 

This type of maintenance is only effective when planned and scheduled based on data provided in real time, something that is only possible with the support of a digital maintenance management tool.

 

The preventive maintenance strategy is one of the most used and is located between corrective maintenance and predictive maintenance.

 

If your company has not yet adopted a preventive maintenance strategy, it continues to act only in a reactive way, which translates into unnecessary maintenance expenses and increases the unplanned downtime of your company’s assets.

 

How to prepare a preventive maintenance plan?

 

Before starting to develop a preventive maintenance plan, set out the results that you want to achieve with the implementation of the plan in your company, such as, for example, reducing the costs related to reactive maintenance by 25% by the end of the year.

 

The preventive maintenance plan is a document created by the maintenance manager, which contains an overview of the equipment and the periods of time during which it should be checked throughout the year (weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, annual). In this list, the assets are divided by equipment categories.

 

In addition, the maintenance plan provides a list of tasks associated to each equipment and the period in which they must be carried out, as well as the required resources to complete each task, bringing benefits like the saving of resources, increasing productivity and the profitability of the equipment.

 

The main objective of the preventive maintenance plan is to ensure that all listed equipment is properly reviewed in order to maintain its maximum productivity.

 

At the end of each year, the plan must be reviewed by the maintenance manager so that the following year’s plan is based on the performance and tasks related to each equipment.

 

In summary, a preventive maintenance plan should include a list of assets and equipment, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety procedures and the estimated time to complete preventive tasks.

 

Importance of maintenance management software for your business

 

Preventive maintenance operations are essential for the proper functioning of companies’ assets and facilities, since they increase the useful life of equipment and reduce the need to invest in new assets.

 

With the support of maintenance management software such as Valuekeep, you can create preventive maintenance plans and obtain an overview of all the operations scheduled for your assets and facilities, to ensure that they are carried out at the defined periodicity.

 

Valuekeep software was developed to allow greater agility and speed in the management of preventive maintenance. Maintenance managers receive push notifications or by e-mail about operations, can access the maintenance history of each asset and visualize tasks in calendar view, which allows them to simplify processes and increase the productivity of their maintenance teams.

 

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