Preventive Maintenance Program (PMP)
Preventive Maintenance Program (PMP)

Preventive Maintenance Program to minimize inefficiencies in industrial equipment

About the Preventive Maintenance Program (PMP)

Great for root cause discovery and first-time fixes

Northern Dock Systems’ Preventive Maintenance Program provides specific, multi-point inspection checklists to minimize inefficiencies and downtime in your equipment. We do our due diligence so you don’t have to sacrifice the well-being of your employees.

Preventive maintenance matters

Any equipment with moving parts needs to be properly maintained and serviced to ensure peak performance and adhere to workplace safety regulations. Prevent downtime with your equipment and lessen the chances for emergency repairs with regular preventive maintenance from Northern Dock Systems.

Increase operational efficiency: Prevent emergency service repairs or costly downtime expenses.

Proper first-time fixes: Minimize repair costs for your equipment with technicians that specialize in first-time fixes.

Ensure peace of mind: Stay prepared for any safety inspections or food audits.

Keep workers safe: Remain compliant with strict government and fire code regulations, preventing workplace injury.

Enhance reliability with your equipment: Extend the life of your equipment by letting professionals perform regular maintenance.

Stay informed: Receive detailed digital deficiency and inspection reports and retain them for your records.

PMP multi-point inspection checklist

The due diligence inspectors are looking for

Regular preventive maintenance ensures you will be prepared for inspections from the Ministry of Labour and/or food agencies. Providing them a copy of your Northern Dock Systems report is proof that you have done your due diligence to prevent health and safety concerns.

Safety organizations across Canada outline that all equipment should be inspected at least once a year to comply with government safety standards. Our comprehensive, multi-inspection report covers all types of equipment. Following the inspection, you will be provided with a digital copy of our report which highlights any areas of concern and recommends solutions before serious health, safety or operational issues occur.

The PMP process

Step 1 – Evaluate and prioritize repairs: Technicians use over a dozen product-specific preventive maintenance templates to closely monitor equipment conditions and their associated costs. All costs are broken down based on type of problem, piece of equipment, material and labour to help you prioritize any necessary repairs based on your budgetary requirements.

Step 2 – Execute priority repairs: On-site technicians will ensure your priority repairs are properly cleaned, adjusted and lubricated for optimum performance. Northern Dock Systems will provide a complete preventive maintenance report so you can retain it for your records.

Step 3 – Complimentary follow-up: Receive a complimentary follow-up with a Northern Dock Systems professional after your first visit (upon request).

Stay compliant with the Ontario Health and Safety Act

OHSA book

The OHSA mandates that every lifting device in a facility be inspected and provided with a written record of inspection as recommended by the manufacturer, and in any case at least once a year. This inspection includes loading docks which are often overlooked.

For more information, refer to Regulation 851, Section 51-1b on the OHSA website.

Companies across Canada trust us NDS technicians to take preventive measures on servicing their equipment

Detailed report
Quotes for major and minor repairs
Master list of major and minor repairs

A testament of our work

Performing preventive maintenance on a loading dock leveler is one of our most requested services. Ensure your dock leveler’s longevity with debris-free dock pits, lubricated moving parts and sufficient hydraulic fluids. Our multi-point inspection of the dock leveler includes:
• Cleaning out all debris build-up in the dock pit and inspecting all structural components.
• Cycling the dock leveler to ensure proper operation while listening for abnormal noises to identify any potential issues.
• Checking and topping up hydraulic fluids and lubricating moving parts.

We train our licensed Technicians to conduct thorough preventive maintenance checks through quizzes and exclusive training videos on an ongoing basis.
Before & after dock pit cleaning through NDS PMP

Fix avoidable damage to your equipment with regular maintenance

Worn out dock bumpers

Worn out dock bumpers

Damaged doors/white light

White light infiltration and damaged dock doors

Overcompressed or torn dock seals

Overcompressed and torn seal dock seals
Torn dock seal and exposed builiding

The Northern Dock Systems difference

Northern Dock Systems Feature Competitors
Multiple technicians on-site
Root cause discovery
First-time fix
Asset management
All product manuals
Online chat support
Email support
Manufacturer support
Internet access

Asset management

Each technician is equipped with a full, online reference library that includes product part numbers, service manuals and troubleshooting guides for all Northern Dock Systems’ and competitor’s products.

Our customers recommend our services

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“Our experience with the Northern Dock Systems’ Sales and Service teams has been stellar. The Service Technicians were extremely professional—they arrived on time, adhered to our stringent safety procedures and performed preventive maintenance measures on our high-speed door. Our Project Manager followed up with us after the service as well to make sure all tasks were completed properly. We’re incredibly happy with the entire service experience with Northern Dock Systems and are actively working to put NDS on our preferred vendors list for future service work.”

Youssef Abs-Eskharon, Project Leader, Apotex