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of discrete maintenance tasks that have been prepared by the manufacturers of the asset and/or other subject matter experts such as consultants.
Checklists are the basic building blocks of a maintenance program.
Organization of the Checklist
Checklists can be organized in a variety of ways, including the following:
Maintenance Checklists vs. Maintenance Schedules
Maintenance checklists only become maintenance schedules once they are placed into a calendar. Listed below are simple examples of the conversion of a checklist into a schedule:
Sources of Checklists
Listed below are different sources of checklists depending on the party that has prepared the list:
Levels of Checklists
The following list provides some options of different levels of maintenance planning and the corresponding fee estimates.
A simple checklist (Level 1 or Level 2) will help the organization get started and then, over time, to develop a more rigorous maintenance program (Level 3-5).
Formats of Checklists
Listed below are the two primary forrms of checklists:
System Maintenance Checklists
Listed below are the different systems of facilities, each of which has its own maintenance checklist.
Maintenance Checklist vs. Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance “checklists” are converted into maintenance “schedules” once they are placed into a calendar.
While two identical buildings may share the same maintenance checklist, there schedules may be completely different.The following table includes some examples of the conversion of a checklist into a schedule.
Sample excerpt from a maintenance checklist
illustrate the description of the events, the intervals and other
Fig. The "old fashioned" calendar view still represents one of the best tools to visualize work distributions and to manage the many maintenance tasks in the Asset Management Plan (AMP).
Fig. Maintenance schedules represented on an asset deterioration curve.
Fig. Maintenance location charts are a useful tool to help provide owners with a visual reference that is not available from checklists.
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