1. Catalog your assets
TIP: Train employees to add and update assets as they perform maintenance repairs. If you need help building assets databases, companies like Q Ware provide on-site services to help catalog facility assets.
2. Group similar assets together
TIP: If you end up with groups with a large number of assets relative to your teams size, it's good practice to break up that group across many schedules to make the work manageable.
3. Start with schedules based on O&M specifications
TIP: For new assets, read through documentation carefully to make sure your maintenance plans won't void their warranties.
4. Stagger schedules
TIP: PM work orders should only include a couple of days worth of work. It's important to match your teams' capabilities with the scope of your PM work orders to prevent the need to defer and prioritize work.
5. Provide learning material
TIP: Depending on the type of work, there may be videos already available on platforms like YouTube that will work for your team.
Take a look at our eBook about asset grouping and how to set up effective schedules for any size team.