Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) is a type of scheduled maintenance activity that is planned and documented, and it involves repairing assets before they have time to fail or malfunction. Usually PPM involves regularly examining, inspecting, testing, and adjusting the asset in question so that it remains operational for as long as possible, without any unplanned and inconvenient downtime.

There are a few basic steps that every maintenance team should take when performing preventive maintenance. The first is to prepare all materials. You should consider investing in a software that will organize all of the involved resources (e.g. labor, parts). It’s also advisable to take an inventory of all assets on site and determine what kind of maintenance is going to be needed in the future, and when said maintenance should be scheduled. Next is to train the staff and test the strategy, by ensuring that the entire maintenance team is on board with their responsibilities. The last component is to build a planned maintenance checklist and track maintenance KPIs (key performance indicators), to identify what works about the maintenance plan and what can be improved while the plan is being executed. A crucial piece to all of this is to continuously encourage those involved to provide honest, constructive feedback throughout the entire process. That way you can ensure continuous systematic improvement.

The whole purpose of PPM is to become a more proactive job site, as opposed to a reactive one. But there are a number of other benefits too, like reducing the equipment’s rate of deterioration, improving overall production quality, avoiding any unplanned work stoppage, and increasing employee safety. All of these benefits encompass what it means to have a positive and productive work environment.

PPM is also great for developing organizational systems overall. The process used to build the strategy provides a good framework for maintenance work and large projects in the future. It helps to optimize all labor and resources to make a cohesive unit overall.

bronto-s90hlaA lot of the equipment going through preventive maintenance is large and cumbersome, and some of it is even 200 or 300 feet in the air! That’s when you need to take advantage of the impressive Bronto Skylift reach. Give your maintenance workers the access they need to perform the regular PPM processes needed. And with Kardie Equipment’s flexible rental program, it’s easy to fit Brontos into the maintenance schedule when they are needed the most.

Kardie Equipment has a number of Bronto units in the rental program, and all of them would be hugely beneficial to any work site planning a preventive maintenance program. Download our Bronto E-Book by clicking the link below, and you’ll get an in-depth look at the specs and features of each model that Kardie has to offer.

Take the steps today to make your work site safer, more efficient, and more reliable than ever by renting a Bronto Skylift aerial work platform with Kardie Equipment.

 

Thanks to Fiix, Life Cycle Engineering, and MaintWhiz for help with this informative article.