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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:40 AM

Hi All

Ok so im going to let myself down a bag full and ask a very green question.

We have installed a new extrusion line which consists of various components to perform various tasks on the product. Can someone tell me as we are trying for our first BRC creditation how will I cover this under maintenance. Remember I am totally new to this so imagine your speaking to a child..... heres what I thought so far. Im aware when any work is done on the machine a sign off sheet has to filled saying it has been inspected for  foreign bodies,tools etc. I was going to set up a weekly checklist for operators to check items such as oil, water levels, lubricant etc. etc. Regarding the machine any big faults that occur and require the manufacturer to fix will be handled by him, e.g software problems,drives etc. anything else that can be fixed by our men will be done in house saying broken fan belts etc

 

Is it sufficient to cover this weekly with a checklist and highlight on it any problems the operator spots. These spotted problems can be fixed at the weekend or night when the machine is not running. Also for forklifts is a daily check of items enough.

If someone could break it down for me into the various forms I would need to create. that would be a great help. Again apologies for the silly question

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:53 PM

Your frequency would be dependent on your use and needs.  Weekly  may be fine, but it is a new piece of equipment so monitor it.  It may be that you can increase the frequency of the check or you may need to decrease it.  Again with forklifts, it depends on your equipment.  Monitor what is happening and adjust frequency to suit the equipment.  Sorry I do not have forms as our system is automated, but perhaps someone else will jump in with them. 


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

Yo Gazz!

 

We have a very simple but effective system here.

 

Your on the right track, have your weekly checks for oil levels etc, and then your annual checks by service engineer etc.

 

What I have is a spreadsheet, with each item of kit along the bottom then on each tab I will record that all weekly checks have been carried out (date and by who) and then on the same tab, but separate I have any major works that I record what was done (like during a service or breakdown) I record breakdown info in red, service info in blue.

 

I still keep all the logs, just makes it easier to check during an audit.

Keep your handback logs separate, auditors like to see those!

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

Thanks guys for your feedback, Caz you have a simple but effective system but that's the beauty of it, which I like so I will prob go with something like that. thanks for sharing your views

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

Hi Gazza,

 

You can also have the maintenance manager ( if such you have) keep a maintenance schedule where they plan PM, and then record the date they do the PM. They have to have a Maintenance record which they fill out, and in the case of 1 company I work for this includes the hygiene check. I'll attach the form as it might be useful to you. 

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

We have incorporated a checklist onto our jobcards for the workshop guys to ensure they do not leave any oil residues or foreign material behind after a job.  That way, wheather it is a breakdown or a preventative maintenance job the guys just tick of the inspection boxes and you know they have checked everything and they know that they did not miss anything. :)  We have a peak season and during this time the guys have weekly checklists which they have to use to ensure that the machinery is always in top shape.  After peak season they only do preventative maintenance as illustrated on a preventative maintenance schedule.






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