Healthy machines, healthy people, healthy profit
“Keeping equipment, plant and people healthy leads onto increased profit,” said Barry Robinson, Chairman of the Maintenance Engineering Society.
Mr Robinson was announcing the dates and theme for this year’s National Maintenance Engineering Conference in Rotorua.
It’s no secret that staying healthy is better than ignoring the signs and falling in a screaming heap, but it’s a bit hard to ask your machinery if it’s feeling OK.
We know that with effective planning, with good management systems and with great people, companies can increase plant up-time, and this leads directly to improvements in the bottom line.
The NMEC 2018 theme is Healthy Machines, Healthy People, Healthy Profit.
This theme recognises the links and balance between business success, plant operation and staff performance.
Human wellness is a lifestyle concept where you do the right things at the right times so your mind and body are always fit and healthy.
Likewise, healthy machines or ‘plant and equipment wellness’ is a systematic set of practices where you do the right things at the right time across the total lifetime of the asset resulting in exceptional productivity. Plant wellness can extend beyond preventive, predictive, corrective and breakdown maintenance, when you have fully trained, conscientious, and engaged personnel. The result – outstandingly reliable machines and equipment.
The 2018 conference will feature projects and processes that do this well and offer fresh ideas on how we can all be a part of a healthy, sustainable future.
Barry also announced the renewal of the NMEC partnership with leading global technology provider SKF. SKF will play an integral part in the conference including bringing in international maintenance engineering experts and presenting a paper setting out the critical steps to successful machine health.
NMEC 2018 will be staged in Rotorua 13 – 15 November 2018. It is the 16th annual National Maintenance Engineering Conference and will bring together over 200 delegates and industry leaders to spend three days learning about today’s most pressing maintenance and reliability challenges.