A maintenance strategy underpins the performance of a company’s assets, everything from trucks and drills to crushers and conveyors. As most mining organisations realise, having a proactive maintenance strategy is critical to ensuring each asset performs at expected levels while also reducing the risk of unplanned downtime and protecting employees' health and safety.
But how can an organization determine if its current maintenance strategy is effective? In our experience as asset management and optimisation experts, an effective, sustainable maintenance strategy is one that meets business requirements, balancing both cost and risk. It’s also flexible, with an ability to be adjusted alongside an organisation’s changing business needs.
In this article, we look at ways an organisation can measure and determine whether its maintenance strategy is working, proving to decision-makers that investing in the right expertise and technology is worthwhile.