At the core of a lubrication program transformation are detailed best practice procedures and work plans that help turn reactive, “firehouse” maintenance cultures into proactive and productive teams.
Noria strategically engineers every procedure with a proactive maintenance mind-set. They are designed to eliminate the root causes of machine failure, such as filling with the wrong lubricant or adding too much grease.
Each procedure includes a job plan and full procedure for each task. The full procedure is a complete “how-to” guide with step-by step instructions for each lubrication task. Using the procedures new technicians can quickly and efficiently learn how each task should be performed and expand their knowledge of specific machine components. Empowered with these tools, tasks will be completed with confidence and employees will know precisely what to do. As a result, they will experience a higher level of morale and pride in their workmanship.
The Importance of Lubrication Procedures
Work Scope. Procedures clearly scope the work an individual is expected to perform. Specific lubrication tasks should be detailed to exact specifications for lubrication excellence.
Consistency. Without procedures, each individual has the freedom to “personalize” the task at hand which results in undesired results. Documented procedures bring uniformity into the lubrication task while keeping everyone on the same page.
Best Practices. A procedure creates the framework for standardizing best practice. It serves as the container in which to pour the experience of employees, consultants, and vendors and others into a single document.
Training. One of the most important aspects of procedures is that they form the basis for training lubrication personnel. A good set of procedures serves as a natural curriculum for task-based training and evaluating an individual’s ability to carry out the assigned tasks.