Equipment inspections are vital to the longevity of our equipment and production. We implemented some extra precautions when inspecting our equipment. These extra measures may seem like overkill but they have served us well.
• In addition to just the operator performing the inspections we also have a member of the oversight inspecting the equipment. This adds an extra set of eyes that may find something that the operator missed.
• We are performing the morning inspections before work gets under way and also performing a post lunch inspection. This post lunch inspection has been very effective as we have found items that needed to be addressed that were not present in the morning or had developed during operation of the equipment during that time.
• Once a week the vendor sends their mechanic to address any thing that we have identified during the week as well as an inspection from top to bottom. This has also worked well. On a couple of occasions the mechanic has identified something that was not noticed during the regular daily inspections.