20 September, 2011
This month Randy Pound, President and CEO of Solved Inc., hosted eMaint’s monthly Best Practices Webinar on Planning, Scheduling and Executing Outages.
Outages or shutdowns are the most critical aspect of maintenance reliability. Through careful planning and standardization, any organization can excel at managing outages. Randy Pound runs through some key steps to consider before, during and after an outage.
First, the reliability and production team must work together not only during an outage but also through daily activities. Performing as one team at all times will lead any company to success.
Each organization should consider the following:
Before an outage:
– Make sure each individual has the applied skills to handle their aspect of the outage
– Make sure that the available parts are fit for the service
-Have each technician ready to jump in when equipment is shut down in order to reduce loss of profitability
During an outage:
– Use available technicians that are skilled to handle each specific outage
– Standardize work to increase efficiency with each shutdown
-Make sure to take down accurate measurements
After an outage:
– Analyze measurements taken during outage
-Write down best practices that you experienced during an outage
-Work through team building activities
Watch the free video recording now for a more in depth view at planning, scheduling and executing outages.