Still not sold?
Let’s put this into perspective.
We can all agree how important maintenance service logs are.
Keeping equipment at optimum working condition minimises the risk of having unscheduled downtime.
But more importantly, ensures any risks to the operator from faulty equipment are controlled. If maintenance is needed (scheduled or unscheduled), it gets documented.
Wider benefits here:
- Forecast operational and maintenance costs
- Improve and upgrade technology and mechanical components
- Schedule future maintenance requirements
But more to the point…
It is your tool to check and see what has been done to the machine before you operate it.
No service maintenance log in the cab? You’ll have some questions (hopefully), so call the Supervisor and make sure you check it during the pre-start.
But if maintenance records are so important, why would your operator records be any different? Better comparison again – Are heavy vehicle truck drivers on the road completing daily logbooks? You betcha.
Sure, there’s regulatory enforcement, but the principles and benefits for completing are similar.
So we fill out a logbook, check. But what goes in it?
Quality counts, so be detailed when it comes to the tasks you completed. Here is a list of things you should make sure you capture:
- Date and location
- Machinery type and size (tonnes)
- Attachments used
- Tasks completed
- Supervisor on duty (Don’t overlook this – it’s critical information in case anything ever needs to be verified for future reference)
Remember – it doesn’t need to be a short story and this isn’t about proving you’ve broken the world record for the longest journey in an excavator (for the record, it was Aussie Norman Bartie, 2019 – he traveled 5649km). But if you ever need to validate which water cart model you did 200 hours on last year, you will be thankful for your record keeping.
Logbook entries need to be quick and efficient complete.
And it’s easily achieved.
Lucky for you, we’ve designed a digital and mobile-friendly Logbook (or you can print if you’re that way inclined) that takes all of 1-2 minutes to complete. Simple, easy to use and captures all the information you’ll ever need to produce on request.
Best yet, it’s housed on a Registered Training Organisation’s (RTO) database that makes refreshing or upskilling your operator tickets a walk in the park.
Need a copy of your entries? We will send it through on an entry report on request, for free. Contact us anytime.
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