Why Specific Components Are Needed for an Effective PMP?

The following are invaluable in order to have an effectively functioning PMP:

  • 1. A maintenance department, which carries out a regular and preventive maintenance schedule
  • 2. Supervisors and operators who are accountable and responsible
  • 3. A preshift checklist for each type of equipment, machinery, or vehicle
  • 4. An effective response system when defects or hazards are discovered
  • 5. A commitment by management that your PMP is important and will be achieved

PMPs are another example of an accident prevention technique. Of course, this technique would apply only if the company has equipment, machinery, or vehicles. A PMP also can be an integral part of a fleet safety program.

Why Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance's ultimate purpose is to prevent accidents caused by vehicle deficiencies, machinery defects, or equipment hazards. Worn, failed, or incorrectly adjusted components can cause or contribute to accidents. Preventive maintenance and periodic inspection procedures help to prevent failures from occurring while the vehicle/machine/ equipment is being operated. Set preventive procedures also reduce reliance on the operator, who may have limited skill and knowledge for detecting these deficiencies.

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