Equipment Maintenance

Predictive maintenance of construction equipment looks for ongoing problems. Mechanics or service technicians then take action to stop or prevent possible machine failures. You take preventive action before something goes wrong.

  1. Determine what the program covers: There are three main activities in a maintenance program. First, list the routine maintenance tasks required for each machine.

These are often milestones such as operating hours, mileage or a change of season. The second step is to mandate inspections. A fluid task that depends on the different machines and the experience of the service technician. Third, the program replaces worn parts or makes adjustments to address potential problems.

Large contractors with a large inventory of equipment typically have a lead mechanic or lead service technician. This person is best placed to assume leadership and administrative responsibilities. Small businesses need to take the utmost responsibility when the owner or foreman is conducting the preventative maintenance program. Regardless of size, it's important to ensure that someone clearly owns ownership and is accountable for management.

Schedule intervals or dates are based on unique information about a particular machine. This can be a manufacturer specification, react to seasonal fluctuations or know the realistic requirements of a machine. Maintenance milestones usually revolve around operating hours or travel times. Milestone-based maintenance planning allows the manager to anticipate when equipment will be unavailable. Good planning also allows responders to schedule regular
duty and prepare for preventive inspections.