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Machinery Lubrication July - August 2018

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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www . | July - August 2018 | 27 to put back the filter that you took out or to install a new filter. Now you can see how one person might perform a task and how another would perform it differently. Once the task is clear, a technical specification should be added so the task can be performed to a standard, such as "Tighten to 15 foot-pounds." e result of making the task clear and adding a specification would be, "Install a new filter and tighten to 15 foot-pounds." is task is simple, clear, easy to understand and can be performed in a consistent and repeat- able manner. If an organization decides not to follow simplified, technical English, there at least should be a standard in place for writing procedures so everyone is doing it the same way. Although it may sound crazy to have a procedure for writing a procedure, it is vital for consistency and repeatability. Having Staff Use Procedures One of the most difficult parts of implementing procedure-based maintenance is the change it brings to an organization. Indeed, there will be a change in the way main- tenance is performed for all levels of the maintenance department. For example, craftspeople must follow procedures and specifications and rely less on personal experience and intuition. Maintenance supervisors are now focused on ensuring the procedures are used and updated. Planners become more determined to update the procedures so they are readily available for use. Helping an organization through this change is not easy. It will require a well-thought-out approach. I personally like to use the awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and rein- forcement (ADK AR) framework. is method enables organizations to plan and manage the change being implemented as well as bring people along with the change. Each step in the framework provides specific actions that should be taken, such as awareness of the need for change, desire to participate and support the change, knowledge of how to change, ability to implement required skills and behaviors, and reinforcement to sustain the change. e whole purpose of using a framework like ADK AR is to iden- tify any concerns associated with the change, address those concerns, express how the change will benefit the staff, provide the knowledge and training, and finally demonstrate that the change is not a flavor of the month. e more time spent planning and managing the change, the more likely the change will be adopted and sustained. Procedure-based maintenance has the opportunity to drive significant improvements in safety, reliability and operations. But before an organi- zation can jump into procedure-based maintenance, there must be a plan for how it will be implemented, who will write the procedures, to what stan- dard the procedures will be written and how the staff will be trained on the new procedures. With procedure-based mainte- nance having been adopted by the U.S. Navy, aviation and nuclear power industries, the results have been proven. If these types of orga- nizations are using procedure-based maintenance, what is preventing your organization from using it? ML ML

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