When it comes to the equipment in your maintenance department, you already know how important it is to keep everything in proper working condition. Managing your assets not only means maintaining your equipment, but everything in your facility.
There are a few things you should keep in mind in to ensure everything is done properly and in a timely manner:
Make sure you communicate with your employees. Simply handing them a set of instructions is not the same as being taught what to do and what is expected of them. While you know that the employees you hired are bright enough to do the job, by having excellent communication, you create a good rapport and your employees will want to do a better job.
Every rule needs to be followed when it comes to asset maintenance. Keep it simple, if you have such a complex set of rules that will take days to read, it will typically gather dust. Make sure that all of your bases are covered, but that there isn't unnecessary verbiage that bores your employees and makes them not want to read the rules because there is so much unnecessary information that isn't really necessary and keeps repeating itself and keeps going on and on and on....well, you get the idea. ;)
Having the right tools are also imperative to maintaining your equipment and assets. You can't keep the pool running properly without the right chemicals and you can't keep a production line going without the lubricants needed to keep your machines well-oiled.
Along with the other tips, organization is key in keeping your assets maintained. Every employee should know their responsibilities and when the work needs to be done. Of course, this is important for every aspect of maintenance but when it comes to keeping your equipment working properly, knowing who did what and when can make all of the difference in the world.
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One way to ensure that you have a good record of your assets is with Asset Management Software. You can set up preventative maintenance, enter and record your assets, and keep up with work tasks that your employees are responsible for.