Executive Summary


This article talks about how taking corrective action earlier can save you from potential bad outcomes, which are, generally, large and expensive. Just as a doctor tells his/her patients to lose weight, stop smoking or exercise more, in the same way maintenance people shouldn\\\'t wait for breakdowns, but instead be committed to checking of the equipments. The usual suspects when it comes to PM are pencil whipping the inspection records, incompetent PM inspection, improper focus (not looking at the critical wear areas), too long between intervals, bad operation and cowboy operators.