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Managing Repair Risk

The risk management part of the maintenance function requires taking steps to prevent a recurrence.

While maintenance strives to reduce risk by preventing failures, the typical focus of a repair is to restore normal operation. Unscheduled repairs make this focus necessary. When production is interrupted, that down time is usually not a good time to review the design of the equipment. Operators may be standing around with no other tasks assigned, and shipments might be late.

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