How can you identify time-wasters in your maintenance practices? Try observing someone perform a maintenance PM from start to finish. As the work progresses, identify the actions taken to complete each step (as delineated in the PM procedure).
Actions differ from steps. It may be a step to perform voltage measurements. It’s an action to remove a cover to get to the measurement points. It’s also an action if the tech encounters a locked door and must walk across the plant