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Reliable Maintenance / Problem Solving

Problem Solving-SOS: Powerful Problem Solving

Significant outages cause significant losses. Understanding the root cause of these significant outages is vital if we are to prevent them happening again.

LI Europe recommends Problem Solving-SOS – a 2 in 1 tool designed to give an initial maintenance report into breakdowns and secondly to drive down to the root cause of the problem.

A real time investigation rather than a post-mortem, the investigation is started as soon as possible after the immediate impact of the outage has been dealt with and involves operators and engineers to give an unbiased view.

The Problem Solving-SOS system is designed to identify weaknesses within management and maintenance systems that lead to the unplanned failure and put actions in place to ensure they cannot happen again to achieve the “100 year fix”.

Analysis of the investigations can identify trends and patterns that in turn can help to shape the creation of a Planned Preventative Maintenance program.








We have known about that problem for ages, why did we wait until now to sort it out?


The course has helped me to understand that there are lots of different types of people but you need a good mix to be an effective team and to get the best results.

Front Line Manager on Aspire Programme