No maintenance strategy

Everything you need to know about not having a maintenance strategy

Start building your maintenance strategy with these free templates

What does it mean to have no maintenance strategy?

Not having a maintenance strategy is the simplest “strategy” to have for asset maintenance. The absence of a strategy eliminates the need to plan ahead for maintenance.

Unplanned, reactive maintenance is the most likely type of maintenance that will occur. Despite the fact that no strategy exists, most types of maintenance tasks are still possible. For example:

  • Unplanned, reactive maintenance will occur any time the asset breaks down
  • Preventive maintenance may occur when the operator (or someone else) decides to do it. This may include lubrication or cleaning. However, this maintenance is unstructured and does not occur according to a formalized schedule or due to a trigger
  • Predictive monitoring may also occur. For example, a bathroom sink may be subject to condition monitoring every time it is used. The user may notice a decrease in flow rate, and initiate preventive repairs for the sink
checkmark icon

Suitable applications

A “no maintenance strategy” may be suitable for homes and home workshops. Owned equipment may never have had any planning for maintenance strategy. When the equipment is non-critical and does not pose any safety risk, this strategy may be ideal.

cross icon

Unsuitable applications

A “no maintenance strategy” approach is unsuitable in most other situations. The risk of equipment unavailability, or safety issues should prompt some level of thought about a maintenance strategy.

“Should I be using maintenance software?”

Read our reports to find out how CMMS software can help make a difference.

Show me the reports

"The result of poor maintenance coordination is less than optimum plant performance with a growing maintenance backlog and productivity running as low as 35%."

When is maintenance triggered if there is no maintenance strategy?

Many maintenance triggers can be used for this type of “no maintenance strategy” maintenance. These, however, are all characterized by an unstructured and unplanned approach.

icon of tools

Breakdown trigger

Breakdown is the most likely trigger for maintenance. If the asset is required and not working, then maintenance will be required.

icon of hour glass

Time trigger

Time may also be used as a trigger. “I haven’t lubricated the machine for a long time” could be a trigger for maintenance.

icon of a target and dart

Event trigger

An event could be used. A news report of a fire being caused by a similar asset may trigger a maintenance inspection.

icon of a bar graph

Usage trigger

A usage trigger may initiate work. A counter ticking over to a significant milestone (say 100 hours) may initiate maintenance by the user if they want to. Importantly, this would not be pre-planned.

icon of a gear

Condition trigger

Condition may also be used. The example of the bathroom sink beginning to run slowly is an example of this trigger.

3D Fiix logo

Empower your maintenance team

Leverage the cloud to work together, better in the new connected age of maintenance and asset management.