Leading industrial organizations are evolving away from reactive ("fix-it-when-it-breaks") management into predictive, productive management ("anticipating, planning, and fix-it-before-it-breaks"). This evolution requires well-planned and executed actions on several fronts to ensure the standard of the maintenance deliverables including…

  • Business Contribution
  • Maintenance objectives
  • Maintenance strategy
  • Maintenance systems
  • Maintenance processes and procedures
  • A drive towards continuous improvement
  • The measurement of performance

To ensure these elements are in place and adhered to the prime tool available to management is…

The Maintenance Review/Audit

A structured review of an organisation’s activities to ensures that they comply with their own directives and the controls in place for those directives.
This can include…

  • Compliance arrangements (legislative, quality, company directives, standards, etc)
  • Best practice
  • Performance

The key purpose of any audit is to…

Ensure we are doing what we say we are to an acceptable standard

From a maintenance viewpoint this means ensuring that the structure and processes are in place appropriately structured, followed and delivering the required performance.

(The above article is a small extract taken from our maintenance training programs.)

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