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Making Time for Real Maintenance, Part 3

The purpose of maintenance procedures is to help people perform all the required steps for completing the work.

One common cause of avoidable downtime is non-compliance with preventive and predictive maintenance procedures. This problem stubbornly persists despite management’s best efforts to crack down on those “uncooperative technicians” and their supervisors.

But non-compliance usually happens because the procedure writers do their work as an ivory tower exercise. The purpose of maintenance procedures isn’t to tell people how to do the work, but to help them perform

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