A lot of companies don’t realize just how valuable a planned operational maintenance program can be. Not only can it help keep your lift trucks, dock levelers, overhead doors and other equipment working properly, but it can also impact your operations in many other ways. In this blog post, Barclay Brand Ferdon explores what those benefits entail.
Improve Reliability and Safety
One of the most significant benefits of having a planned maintenance program is that there’s less downtime. When your equipment is inspected on a regular basis, you won’t have to deal with as many breakdowns and “no starts.” That’s because operational inspection technicians can find and fix any issues before they turn into major, inconvenient service problems.
If there is an issue, you’ll have the advantage of being able to schedule repairs at times that work best for you, as opposed to being caught off guard. This helps reduces overall maintenance costs as well as improve productivity. After all, we’re all familiar with the consequences of an unexpected breakdown and scrambling to find emergency service at the last minute.
The reason why planned operational maintenance is so effective is because inspections are based on each lift truck’s actual hourly usage. At Barclay Brand Ferdon, our technicians complete a full 44-point inspection on every truck, every service visit. Their checklist includes the carburetor, ignition, tune-up safety checks, transmission operation, electrical wiring, fluid levels, and more.
Some other benefits of planned regular inspections include:
- Improved safety by uncovering problems before they happen
- Increased uptime and productivity
- Reduced downtime
- Longer equipment life
- Increased trade-in value of equipment
- Written documentation
With safety as a major concern, companies need to make sure that they are having their equipment inspected to detect small problems before they develop into larger safety issues. A planned operational inspection program on your equipment allows technicians to regularly check all components and keep them in top working condition.
Prepare for the Unexpected
Contact your Barclay Brand Ferdon customer service representative today to learn more about our operational maintenance program and how it can benefit your company now and in the future. This is one investment you don’t want to overlook.