Keep machinery working with equipment maintenance software
Industries like construction, manufacturing, and mining use heavy machinery every day, and keeping it operational can be a big task. Regularly inspecting equipment is a crucial aspect of workplace safety, but pen-and paper inspections are more tedious and less organized than such an essential process should be. That’s where Lumiform’s equipment maintenance software comes in.
The software and mobile app make it easy for you to prepare detailed checklists and assign them to employees. Using a maintenance app amplifies the benefits of equipment repair, which include:
- Decreasing unnecessary spending
- Prolonging equipment life cycles
- Keeping workers safe
- Reducing downtime
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Relying on equipment maintenance software when performing inspections will save you money in the long run. For one thing, the easy communication between team members (assigning tasks is a matter of a few clicks) combined with the specificity of an equipment maintenance checklist gets rid of any confusion, and employees know what’s expected of them at all times.
Because of this clarity, checklist-driven inspections are faster. This means you need fewer people performing inspections and saves labor cost. A second reason equipment maintenance software leads to less avoidable spending is that when you regularly audit the condition of your equipment, you’re more likely to notice potential issues before they become large, expensive repairs.
Regular maintenance according to manufacturer specifications helps make sure that your equipment survives as long as possible – which also will save you money. Consistent small repairs can also be done more easily in-house, whereas larger repairs would mean sending your equipment back to be serviced. Putting off equipment maintenance for too long can also lead to equipment shutdown.
When your inspections are done with an equipment maintenance app, the app saves all your recorded data in the cloud, so it’s easy to access as a reference. Having maintenance records makes it easy to identify common issues and adjust your workflows accordingly.
Keep workers safe
Heavy equipment with lots of components, particularly sharp or heavy components, is a serious safety hazard when it malfunctions. Broken or erratic machinery is actually one of the most common threats to your workers.
Equipment maintenance software mitigates this threat by facilitating incredibly thorough inspections, since you can design inspection checklists that include every single feature of the equipment you’re using. The software also makes scheduling and tracking inspections simple, allowing you to establish a maintenance routine and react quickly when that routine is disrupted. When an inspector sees a problem, they can report it right from the app, and you can get started on corrective actions immediately.
Equipment that breaks puts a stop to business operations in addition to endangering employee health. In industries that use heavy equipment on a daily basis, broken equipment is the leading cause of missed work. The longer it’s been since the last equipment inspection, the more likely an issue will delay work.
Equipment maintenance software helps avoid this by reminding you when inspections are due once they’re scheduled and making sure that your employees are doing due diligence.