Examples of preventive maintenance
Some aspects of a solid preventive maintenance program are obvious. Production line equipment should be suitably maintained to prevent breakdown, and infrastructure elements such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) should be routinely inspected, cleaned, and updated as required. However, there may be other systems that also need routine maintenance to prevent failure.
How about your water systems? Do you have appropriate filtration? Are you running warm water systems that may be a breeding area for serious bacterial infections such as Legionnaires Disease? How about your electrical systems and the need to ensure that they not only comply with legislation but do not degrade over time? Doors, stairways, lighting, and flooring all need periodic inspection and maintenance, too.
The list of what needs to be included in your preventive maintenance plan can be bewildering, but there are certain guidelines that give you at least a basis to conform too. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) carries a lot of information on preventive maintenance and is a good place to start if you are unsure as to the extent of the program that you need.
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