All your assets have to have a unique ID (eg, a name) of some kind. This is so that when your employee is staring at, say, three very similar hammer-drills, they can identify which is which.
You want the ID to be clearly imprinted on the asset itself. For labelling the asset, you might use paint, a permanent marker, vinyl stickers, embossed labels, etc.
You might prefer to simply number everything incrementally. But… WAY more fun than that, would be to let your staff loose on assigning GREAT names to all your assets, like “George”, or “Mavis”, or “Dolly Parton”. Or maybe even “Gunthorpe-Buttershunt”.
Oddly enough, the system of assigning “human-friendly” names to assets, is extremely reliable and efficient:
- It makes database searches very easy (much easier to type “Fred” than it is to type “GR0005KL0”). Likewise, it makes it much easier to identify the asset in amongst a bunch of other similar assets.
- It’s great for morale.
- The assets will become better-loved. Seriously! If you entrust your staff with the task of naming the asset you’ve just put them in charge of, they’ll be a lot more likely to look after it properly.
1. Management tips, for successful implementation of your maintenance system.
2. Set up new users’ accounts.
3. Upload your logo.
4. Give all your assets a unique ID.
5. Setting up ‘categories’.
6. Add your assets individually, or upload multiple assets in a batch.
7. Establish vibration ratings for your equipment.
8. Times when you might want to make use of paper forms, instead of keying data in directly.