SafetyCulture Summit 2021
Learn more about breakdown maintenance: advantages, types, techniques, and tools to streamline the maintenance process.
Published 16 Jul 2021
Breakdown maintenance, also known as reactive maintenance, is a type of corrective maintenance carried out upon unexpected machine failure that needs to be repaired or replaced to resume business operation. It is commonly performed when materials or machine parts are disposable, cannot be restored, or are easily available.
Breakdown maintenance can provide convenience when safety is not at risk due to equipment failure. It is effective for facility management into which non-critical equipment and short-life assets including batteries, fuse, light bulb, and other disposable items are to be replaced. Also, the company would benefit from the following:
Having efficient stock and inventory management procedures is necessary to determine which materials or components should be kept on-premises in case of machine failure.
Applying the appropriate maintenance plan to your business can greatly affect the organization in maintaining a sustainable operation. It is best to apply breakdown maintenance if an asset shows signs of wear and tear without negatively impacting the system performance. Breakdown maintenance can be classified into two main types.
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The breakdown maintenance plan may depend on the equipment or system failure. When disruption occurs you have to check which type of breakdown maintenance should be performed, whether an emergency or run-to-failure maintenance.
To give you a clearer picture, here is an example of how to perform breakdown maintenance in the hotel industry.
iAuditor by SafetyCulture is a mobile and web platform app that can guide you and your teams to their maintenance inspections and generate breakdown reports on the spot anytime, anywhere. Take advantage of the following features:
A breakdown maintenance checklist is used by maintenance teams to record the details of maintenance work. Facility teams can use this template as a guide when performing inspections:
Jona Tarlengco is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. She usually writes about safety and quality topics, contributing to the creation of well-researched articles. Her 5-year experience in one of the world’s leading business news organisations helps enrich the quality of the information in her work.
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