Basis Equipment Care and Basic Operation Care (also known as operator essential care, operator driven reliability, asset basic care, or autonomous maintenance) is an equipment reliability program. Although the name and program details can vary, the general concept is to involve operators in the maintenance of their equipment.
A BEC/BOC is a powerful event. It can literally transform people’s behaviors and way of thinking – turning skeptics into believers. BEC/BOC events usually consist of a cross-functional team whose goal is to improve the reliability of a specific piece of equipment. By engaging all employees, a consistent product output and quality can be maintained throughout the expected lifespan of a machine. The theory is that maintenance should be driven by operators because they spend the most time with the equipment, so they know the most about the current machine condition. Operator basic care provides a foundation for a successful predictive maintenance program.
The goal of BEC/BOC is to keep machines running as well as they did when they were new. Benefits include: Increased reliability, communication, knowledge, quality, safety, along with decreased operating and maintenance costs.
In addition to reliability improvements, BEC/BOC events are great for establishing a “team-based” culture and strengthening operator ownership.
KTT is a highly specialized management consultant firm in the field of reliability and maintenance management.
As maintenance management consultants, our services include education, training and implementation (consultant services) support for BEC/BOC.