2016 06 Kletz Preparation for Maintenance part 4 Labeling
The importance of signage and labeling is often underplayed or even ignored when a maintenance program is being discussed. Dont forget that one of the biggest factors in your success is your ability to communicate effectively with your operators and technicians. They need clear direction on proper behavior and actions. It takes visible, useful and targeted information to let your people know what you expect from them. In exchange, you have to provide them the tools they need to make it happen. Proper signage and labeling moves your organization in the right direction and does so at a very reasonable price. Remember, reliability doesnt cost; it pays. In the following paper you will see many incidents have occurred because equipment was not clearly labeled.