What is the importance of maintenance inspection?

Equipment inspection is not something you should be afraid of. Inspection is an opportunity to save money, prevent injuries and differentiate yourself from the competition. Your productivity is only as good as your team and you can't get very far with broken equipment or employees out of work. Regular inspections take productivity and safety to the next level, beyond mandatory inspections.

To track the resolution of problems before they escalate is to understand long-term and lifetime use of facilities. Regularly inspected and maintained equipment will last longer, allowing for a greater return on investment in the purchase or lease price of that equipment. Routine maintenance is also a key part of preventive maintenance because it reduces the likelihood of unexpected equipment failure. Specifically, routine maintenance refers to simple maintenance tasks that do not require specialized equipment or in-depth knowledge.

Routine maintenance refers to maintenance activities that are performed at regular, time-based intervals, such as inspections or maintenance of machines. The distinction between routine and non-routine is important in highly regulated industries, such as aviation, where regulations separate the two categories, outlining mandatory maintenance tasks from contingent maintenance tasks. If you haven't developed a maintenance plan and don't use equipment maintenance software to help, the gloom of potential problems should spark a sense of urgency. While 55% of facilities still rely on spreadsheets and programs to manage their maintenance activities, a CMMS offloads the burden of data entry and scheduling, allowing maintenance supervisors to focus on high-value tasks while increasing the intervention time of technicians.

Non-routine maintenance refers to maintenance activities that have not been planned in advance and that are not performed at regular intervals. Fleetio's proactive maintenance program helps AAA achieve near perfect on-time maintenance compliance. Preventive maintenance refers to the systematic inspection and maintenance of high-value assets to keep them in good working order and prevent unexpected equipment failure. Preventive maintenance uses predictive analytics to forecast equipment failures and schedule maintenance ahead of time based on historical data.

Using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), routine maintenance tasks can be scheduled automatically. Determining the optimal maintenance schedule is crucial to achieving a balance between additional maintenance costs and optimal savings.