• PRO

    best way to keep a good record roy would be an excel file, this way you can build in costings to your maintenance and show a yearly outgoing on each tool.

    list each machine by serial number and model which will also help keep records for if the unthinkable happens.

    using this type of method will also let you build a profile on each machine with repairs etc letting you know when its getting to the point that repair is more than replacing.

  • I do as part of our accredition.
    It's a simple excel spreadsheet as the previous post suggested. Listing which machine inc serial number, what happened i.e. service/repair. Date and costs.
    Hope that helps
  • PRO

    What it is I been as to show service and safety records as part of a tender for new work

    also I had 2 lads at Shuttleworth college doing chainsaw courses and they come back saying I got do written safety inspections. for now, I copied the service page out of the handbooks

    the maintenance costs I agree need to be charged to each machine allready do that 

    • That's the reason I had to do it. It is really not a lot of work and just ensures you regularly service repair machines and of course if something went wrong you can show you took due diligence.
      When I started mine for the contract I put in rough dates and only the new machines
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