What Is the Purpose of a Maintenance Schedule?
As its name suggests, it helps you schedule out all of the tasks that you need to complete that are maintenance-related. This is a very helpful document as it can also be used as a checklist to keep track of what has already been done. If used effectively, it can improve one's overall productivity and it may even help in reaching one's objectives and goals in less amount of time.
How to Create a Maintenance Schedule in Pages
1. Use Apple Pages
If you're going to use Apple Pages to make any kind of document, then you'll need to learn how to do that first. Open the program and click on the New Document option or click on "File" and then "New" from the Pages menu. From there, you'll be directed the template chooser and you can preview all of the ones that are available for you to download and use. There are many different schedule templates that you should be able to find the one you need.
2. Know What Type of Maintenance Schedule You Need to Make
This is very important as knowing will give you an idea as to what information you'll need to place or what kind of layout you want the document to have. So are you going to be doing equipment maintenance? vehicle maintenance? preventive maintenance? or maybe even lawn maintenance? Be sure to figure this out as it can also help in knowing what template you should choose.
3. Create a Table
If you're going to make your maintenance schedule from scratch, then you're going to have to create a table where you can place whatever information you want the document to display. To do that, you simply have to click on the Table toolbar and select from the many different choices or drag one to the page. Know that you always have the option to edit how many cells, rows, and columns your table will have.
4. Place What You Need to Do
Now comes the part where you are going to have to type in all of the different maintenance tasks that you need to be able to complete. When doing this, you'll want to provide brief yet informative descriptions for each one. Make sure that you can easily understand what you're typing down so that you'll know exactly what has to be done when the time calls for it. You can also include a notes section at the bottom of the document where you can include additional details such as the materials you need and the quantity they should be purchased in.
5. Provide the Day and Time
Lastly, you are going to have to point out when exactly each task needs to be done. You'll want to type in the date in which you'll start performing the tasks and the date in which you are expected to finish them. For jobs that take a long duration to complete, you'll want to put in all of the days of the week. If you are required to finish certain tasks on specific dates, then be sure to write that date down into the document.