Informed Maintenance Planning

The starting point for improving maintenance planning is the establishment of a maintenance policy which embraces a work flow system, various techniques in monitoring reliability and work practices, and anticipates plant problems rather than reacts to them. This means that the company has a commitment to sustaining an information base which requires accurate data collection, effective management and timely disbursement of reports. The planning has to be reasonable, considering the level of available resources and the speed with which they may be dispatched.