The Role of Procedures In Reliability with Fred Schenkelberg
This episode of the weekly podcast is focused on the importance of procedures used in the reliability and maintenance process. A procedure is a way of setting up the workplace and equipment in it, then running all the work processes. These ways vary in different organizations as everyone has some standard procedures of their own. A procedure is introduced after a lot of discussion and meetings in the organizations as it plays a great role in increasing the productivity. It’s a step by step action plan which helps to detect and prevent the problems quickly. This procedure can be simple work instructions arranged in an orderly manner or these can be complicated depending upon the nature of an industry. But, it always helps keep track of any changes in the routine work being done at a particular place.
Procedure based maintenance helps new operators and technicians in training on the field. They can be provided with a list that contains all the activities that are to be performed and then feedback can be obtained from them whether they were able to do all that or not. It’s just an easy way of getting the job done. Job plans also help in this purpose but those are creative ways of dealing with work issues and reducing any confusions as they are consistently improved over the period. A good procedure has following key things in it.
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