Reliability Centered Maintenance – what is it and why do I need to use it?

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In a new ASHE YouTube video titled “What is Reliability Centered Maintenance?” Dave Lockhart, CHFM, CEM, FASHE, support services administrator, Roseville (Calif.) Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, explains that “Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a methodology … that measures the work that we do.”   

In the video, Lockhart discusses the importance of being able to measure what we do and uses a quote from author and businessman H. James Harrington to support his point: “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” 

To learn about this important continuous improvement effort and a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) work type chart tool that will help in the implementation of RCM methodology visit the ASHE AHA YouTube channel. Once you are there make sure to like the video, subscribe to the channel and “ring the bell” to receive notifications for additional upcoming educational videos. 


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