Timing is an important component of preventative maintenance. Limble offers many basic and advanced scheduling options to meet the unique needs of your team and organization.
After you set your PM schedule, you may have instances that need to be changed based on holidays, certain times of the year, etc.
In this article, learn about the advanced scheduling options offered by Limble and their benefits.
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Conditional PM Schedules
Your maintenance team may have instances where PMs need to be skipped to account for holidays or are only scheduled during specific seasons.
Conditional PM schedules allow you to skip over certain days without overhauling your entire schedule or configuring changes manually.
Holidays are conditional PM schedules that allow you to specify a specific date or a date range for a holiday. Limble offers settings for common holidays observed in the US, and you can create your own.
You can configure your settings for the PM to be created for the day before the holiday, the day after, or skip the occurrence altogether.
Seasons are conditional PM schedules that allow you to specify a date range so that PM tasks will only generate within the desired date range. Any preventative maintenance outside the specified season’s date range is skipped.
This feature is great if your team has tasks that only need to be performed at certain times of the year. For example, your team might need to routinely check generators during hurricane season or months of heavy snowfall, whereas that might not be a concern in drier, warmer months.
Skip Every “X” Occurrence
Skip every “X” Occurrence is a conditional PM schedule that allows you to skip PM occurrences. Skipping over occurrences is useful if your team covers a PM within other routine maintenance, like quarterly or annual tasks.
There may be instances where you want a new PM to generate even if the previous occurrence was not completed. In Limble, this is accomplished by using the stack PMs scheduling option.
Stacking PMs is rarely needed for most maintenance tasks. However, some types of routine work benefit from this feature.
Schedule at Regular Intervals
Scheduling at regular intervals is an advanced setting for PMs based on a number of units.
Checking this setting will force the PM to generate at the interval of your choosing.
By default, a PM will generate based on the number of units logged from the last completed PM; not at regular intervals. For example, let's assume you have a car that has been driven for 9,000 miles. You schedule a PM to do an oil change every 3,000 miles, so the next oil change would occur at 12,000 miles.
You end up servicing the car at 12,750 miles:
With schedule at regular intervals, the PM would generate at 15,000 miles.
Without a schedule at regular intervals, the next PM would generate at 15,750 miles.
Schedule at regular intervals forces a PM regardless of the number of units logged in the last completed PM.