Benefits and Risks of Preventive Maintenance
It is generally accepted that preventive maintenance can save money by reducing the costs of corrective maintenance and associated equipment down time losses. However, it is important to note that preventive maintenance does come with some of it's own risks. Equipment failure and human error while performing preventive maintenance can lead to increased down time and costs.
One great way to help avoid these problems is by implementing proper standard operating procedures and having detailed step by step instructions for your entire preventive maintenance program. Procedures including replacement part numbers, tools required and specific allowable tolerances will expedite the work being done and ensure it is done properly every time.
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