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13 Jul 2017

Employers have a legal obligation to ensure correct maintenance of machinery in the workplace. This helps to reduce any risks as a result of unexpected failures and helps to keep the work-force safe.

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On top of this, there are several good reasons to keep your machine serviced on a regular basis.

Prevention of faults or breakdowns

 Untimely breakdowns caused by underperforming equipment will have a negative impact on any company. Here are just a few of the issues that occur as a result of faulty equipment:

  • Unnecessary downtime
  • Expensive part replacements
  • Costly repair bills
  • Reduced productivity 

Having a regular service significantly reduces the effects of faulty machines as they ensure that parts are still in good working order. They identify and rectify faults during a routine maintenance time schedule, and not in the middle of production!

Catching failures before they become a problem

Proactive maintenance is the key to anticipating when there will be a problem with the machine (and being able to take action to avoid inconvenient breakdowns or repair costs in the future). To prevent costly issues from happening, it’s important to organise routine services on your machine or equipment.

A good machine service plan should provide:

  • A set time for work to be carried out – not in the middle of your busiest period.
  • An overall evaluation of your machine by experienced engineers.
  • Preventative measures to maintain the smooth running of your equipment.
  • Identification and supply of required parts.
  • Parts replacement where necessary.

Keep your machine running efficiently

When your machines are running effectively, your plant is running smoothly. A well-run plant enjoys a high level of productivity which enables companies to meet supply and demand which in turn leads to greater reliability. Overall, a reliable and productive plant is a profitable one. 

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