A reliable plant needs a cohesive maintenance strategy.
This strategy should include the operations team actively participating in the care and basic inspections of the equipment they run.
When you are developing your Preventive Maintenance strategy go through the inspections and essential care tasks using a decision tree (watch the video) to determine who should do the task.
This will also give you an idea of the training your operations team needs in basic care and inspection techniques. An added benefit is that operations’ work requests will become more detailed.