Establishing a Preventive Maintenance Plan in your Parks and Recreation Agency

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This course is an introduction to the basics of preventive maintenance. In this course, you will learn about the benefits of incorporating regular preventive maintenance into a facility management program.




About the Course

Typically, specific preventive maintenance (PM) activities occur regularly and take place at least once per year. The primary goal of preventive maintenance is to meet or exceed the life expectancy of equipment and avoid the premature failure of equipment. It is designed to preserve and enhance equipment reliability by replacing worn components before they fail. This course will help you to create a plan for Preventive Maintenance in your parks department or agency.

Course Schedule

This course includes:

  • Practice activities
  • Quizzes
  • Reference materials
  • Final assessment

Course Chapters

  • Defining Preventive Maintenance
  • Proactive vs. Reactive
  • Planning the Plan
  • Preventive Maintenance Workflow

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of preventive maintenance.
  • Compare proactive versus reactive approaches to maintenance.
  • Understand how to incorporate preventive maintenance as a business practice.
  • Use annual work planning and (re)optimization to help prioritize preventive maintenance needs.

Recommended Background

This course has no required pre-requisites and is designed for those charged with facility management activities.


Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?
The ability to print some information for reference at a later time may be desirable

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?
Upon successful completion of this course and final assessment, you will receive a certificate of completion

Why should I take this course?
Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field and is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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