The key to reducing maintenance costs
and avoiding safety problems is the Early Detection of maintenance
problems and the Early Intervention by the Maintenance
This seminar teaches operators how to become involved in the
maintenance of the machines they operate. They need to know when to shut a
machine down and have the confidence in their decision to act.
If they know how recognize a
pending failure and create an excellent
write-up at the end of the
shift, the Maintenance Department can repair, refurbish, or adjust the machine
to produce a quality product that will perform in a safe manner.
Of the multiple variables affecting the operation of a machine, none is more
important than for the operator to be able to recognize a pending failure before it
occurs. If a part fails, it always damages the part next to it. If you can train
your operators to recognize a pending failure and get the problem fixed before it
fails, you can cut your parts and labor bills by up to 50% or more.
covered in my class:
What makes a machine unsafe?
What makes a machine unreliable?
What are the right lubricants to use?
How do your read a volt-meter? ...an amp-meter?
How do the controls work?
What are the key things to look for on a
do you assure a good pneumatic system?
How do you know what is
"normal" for your
What are the primary causes of over-heating?
When should you shut down your machine and not move
When the full-service gas station dried up in the eighties, we lost the
primary form of mechanical training in our society. Nothing has developed to
assume this responsibility in our culture. This seminar puts the primary
mechanical information into the operator's hands to operate their machine in
mechanically responsible manner and then give meaningful information to the
maintenance department about its health in a good shut-down write-up.
The operator can have the most dramatic effect on maintenance cost. They are
the first to see a puff of smoke, a strange smell, a small puddle of
an unusual vibration or sound. If the operator has the confidence to report these
symptoms early, maintenance cost drop like a rock. It has been my experience
over my 43 years in managing maintenance that the more an operator knows, the
more likely they are to perform in an efficient and safe manner. When operators
are better educated about the mechanics of their machine, they perform better
under adverse conditions and better products are created.
Our operators today often don't know what they don't know about
maintenance. We teach them what they need to know to be confident of the
value of their judgment. This seminar is a 4 - 6 hour class that starts with the
shift inspections and goes
through the end of shift evaluation. It is targeted to the machine operator. It is also recommended that the
Operations Scheduler or Operators Supervisor attend
to create a consistency of communication.
Seminar Offered At Your Location:
You may mix & match classes for Facility, Operator, and Driver Courses.
Class size unrestricted if offered at your facility.