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Do You Keep Your Maintenance People Busy?

Do You Keep Your Maintenance People Busy?

We often hear the phrase “maintenance activity.” Is that how you think of maintenance? As just some activities? If maintenance techs aren’t scurrying about, do you see that as a good thing or a bad thing? If you’re a maintenance supervisor or manager, do you try to keep maintenance people busy with activities? Or do […]

Good Work Habits

Good Work Habits

Two people of similar technical ability may complete similar work in very different timeframes. Why is this? The one who completes work sooner practices good work habits, the “slower” one does not. These same two individuals have different error rates, too. Guess which one has the lower error rate? Most companies do not have a […]

Always Have The Safety Attitude

Always Have The Safety Attitude

Suppose you’re at home, and you see a lawn care service at your neighbor’s place. From inside your house, you hear the whine of the leafblower. What do you do? Ignore the work being done, as it’s not your lawn. Go outside and watch. Look through your window to see if that worker is wearing […]

Some Tips For Preventing Motor Failure

Some Tips For Preventing Motor Failure

Industrial motors are built to withstand industrial conditions. Failures should be few and far between. Quite often, one small change is all that’s needed at a given facility to slash the failure rate. Sometimes, many changes are needed. What does your facility need? Compare these tips to your current practices: Select the correct motor for […]

Standard Practices May Be Outdated Practices

Standard Practices May Be Outdated Practices

It’s been said you can’t beat experience. But does experience beat you? It’s great to have standard practices based on years of experience, but don’t let that experience be a substitute for actively looking for more efficient ways of doing things. An apprentice electrician was having problems making correct openings in drywall. The mistakes weren’t […]