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Why Using Youtube as a Preventive Maintenance Training Tool is Key

Written by  Ryan Noble

One of the most important qualities a maintenance professional needs to have is resourcefulness.  As newer generations start to fill maintenance positions, it will be up to the managers to oversee training and to make sure inexperienced employees have the resources to complete different types of corrective and preventive maintenance tasks.  Utilizing Youtube will help you facilitate this process.

You may or may not have already realized how great a resource Youtube can be.  In just a few clicks of a mouse, you can watch videos on how to fix, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot just about anything.  

Here is an example of a good video on how to clean the condenser coils on a Carrier rooftop HVAC unit.

As you find useful videos that apply to the type of equipment you have and the type of preventive maintenance and repairs that are common to you, you should save them to a Youtube playlist so they can easily be referenced at a later time.  Even more appropriate, create YOUR OWN videos as you correct equipment failures or do your preventive maintenance inspections.  This can be done as simply and having a hired hand phone record what you do as you give commentary.

You have to clean those condenser coils anyway why not record it so someone else can learn how to do it?!

As far as adding and categorizing videos into Youtube playlists, it's a fairly easy process.

1. Log into your Youtube account or create one if you don't already have one.  

2. Search for a video you would like to save for later.

3. Once you have found a video you like, click the "Add to" button below the video player to save the video to a playlist.  You have the option of creating a new playlist as well.  See the example below.  

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4. You can reach your playlists by clicking the arrow next to your login profile picture at the top right of the screen or by clicking the "Guide" button at the top left, then click on the "Playlists" option.

The best part of tapping into Youtube as a training resource is as you accumulate helpful videos you can create links to the videos in PM procedures found in Que Centre's CMMS Preventive Maintenance Module. Your maintenance team will be able to access those videos quickly when they open work order procedure attachments.

At the end of the day it's all about making your job easier.  Hope you found this helpful.

Here are some other helpful posts to check out:

How CMMS Software Can Help Train New Generations of Maintenance Professionals

Preventive Maintenance Batching - PM Scheduling the Efficient Way

 

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