Jan 29, 2024
Measure Twice, Mark Once to Know Where Your Repair Begins
For the toolbox tips this January, plant repairs during the down season have taken center stage. Your quick tip this week reminds you to use a Sharpie marker during repairs. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
You probably already tag components that need more than a quick greasing or cleaning with spray paint as you perform routine maintenance during walk-arounds. During today’s tailgate talk, remind your mechanics and ground personnel to mark the little things during repair.
This quick tip can help get some of your components back in place correctly. Use the black Sharpie marker to draw a line on the component before moving it. After greasing or calibrating or what have you, putting the component back in place will be easier when you can see how it fits in place. Line things up nicely before turning screws, etc.
It sounds pretty simple, but it can save time and angst to mark the spot before you take things apart. What else makes reassembly easier after your plant repair jobs? We’ve got a Facebook page where you can share your ideas.
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