What Is Reactive Maintenance?
Reactive maintenance is the corrective or breakdown maintenance approach. Employees only take action when an asset breaks down. With reactive maintenance, it takes more time and can come with higher costs to get a broken-down asset back up and running.
What Is Preventative Maintenance?
Preventative maintenance is the preventive approach for asset maintenance. Routine maintenance and repairs are scheduled to help prevent any future assets break downs. The asset is able to run at top performance longer allowing for more asset output.
Choosing Preventative Maintenance over Reactive Maintenance
When choosing the best maintenance programs for your assets, a preventative maintenance program provides the best results over reactive maintenance. Without having to wait for a break down as seen with a reactive maintenance approach, organizations can help prevent any unnecessary stops in asset output to continue to meet customers’ demands. Positive results such as reduced costs, better-utilized employee time, and increase in asset efficiency are all achieved when routine maintenance tasks are carried out to help maintain assets.
Advantages of Using Preventative Maintenance
- Reduction in Costs
- Extends Assets’ Life Cycles
- Increases Asset Productivity
- Reduces Unplanned Downtime
- Employee Time Efficiency
- Creates Safer Work Environments
- Better Budgeting for Assets Maintenance
- Greater Asset Investment Return
- Better Asset Reporting
- Reduces Large Asset Repairs
Utilizing Preventative Maintenance to Achieve Maintenance Reliability
Preventative maintenance is a step towards organizations’ ultimate goal of maintenance reliability. Being able to schedule future maintenance, repairs and inspections, organizations can work towards their assets running at optimal performance longer without reducing the probability of an unexpected breakdown.
Scheduling Time with Ventureforth
With Ventureforth’s vWork Scheduler, managers, supervisors and planners can schedule necessary maintenance tasks for your asset. Tasks are quickly assigned to employees along with having the ability to add items to the calendar, download schedules to a spreadsheet, choose different ways to organize, and more with the vWork Scheduler. To speak with one of our account executives today just fill out the form below!