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Dec 20, 2021

Looking to Improve Business Operations?

Reliability Institute

Learn How better Asset Reliability can help achieve your goals.

The term “reliability” is commonly defined as the probability of equipment or a process to function without failure, when operated correctly, for a given period of time, under stated conditions. The reality is that there seems to always be some equipment that either does not function the way it was designed to, that has reduced reliability after it was last repaired, or fails in an unpredictable way.

This presents a problem for the business in its ability to have stable outputs, predictable costs and manage risks. There are clear benefits to having production stability and reducing business risks by having employees who know how to keep equipment functioning in a reliable way, within the constraints of the available resources.

Let us look at how having employees trained in Reliability improves your business operations and performance.

1. Reliability enhances maintenance personnel confidence and reduces tool time.

Working on a piece of machinery that has a history of malfunctions, especially in high-stress circumstances requiring reactive maintenance work, can be nerve-racking. When maintenance technicians are rushing to repair unplanned repairs, they may experience various unpleasant feelings, including annoyance, tension, concern, and, in some cases, fear. In short, working on equipment that you suspect will break down again is disturbing.

2. Reliability-focused maintenance allows your team to develop and flourish professionally.

As maintenance people struggle to keep some assets operational, the less time they have for proactive activities like RCA, Predictive Maintenance, Maintenance Strategy Review, Analysing Data, and Preventive Maintenance Optimisation.

When a facility is fully operational, it pushes personnel to broaden their skill set to find new and better ways to optimise their efforts. Training that is industry-specific is key here, with easy-to-follow and engaging content.

3. Career Development Increases retention among workers.

When faulty or inefficient equipment harms profits, you can’t offer your employees budgets, holiday parties, employee luncheons, or wellness programs. Insufficient training and development are directly linked to the impact on production and sales and responsive maintenance costs, staff overtime, and churn.

Being constantly on the front lines of firefighting saps morale and depletes funds.

Increasing reliability can significantly positively impact your maintenance crew. For instance, it can lower the risk of harm, enhance morale, and give possibilities for professional development. Perhaps, most crucially, it can help people perform more efficiently and successfully. That’s because fewer interruptions or issues break their attention and output.

Wish to learn more about asset reliability and its relation to business performance? Get in touch with the team here at reliability Institute where we take the time to listen to your individual and unique requirements to best deliver industry-specific training for your team.