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Work Order Delay Reason Codes


Work Order Delay Codes are used by Maintenance Technicians to indicate the type of delays encountered while working on a “planned” job. The Maintenance Technician typically enters this code during the work order completion process. 

A Maintenance Planner’s primary responsibility is to identify sources of delay for the Maintenance Technician and eliminate them. To that end, the Maintenance Planner uses feedback from the Maintenance Technician and the Work Order Delay Codes to improve future maintenance planning efforts. See examples from our Library of industry-standard Work Order Delay Reason Codes below. 

1. Safety 2. Tools 3. Job Plan 4. Materials
A Hot Work A Late A Drawings Missing A Late Delivery
B Confined Space B Not Working B Drawings Wrong B Missing Parts
C Housekeeping C Wrong Type C Parts List Needed C Wrong Parts
D Special PPE D Not Available D Sequence Incorrect D Damaged
E MSDS     E Instructions Incomplete E No Parts Available
F Lock Out Tag Out            
5. Equipment 6. Personnel 7. Environment
A Not Ready A Not Enough A Weather
B Not Running B Lack of Training B Clear Out Hazardous Gases
C Running C Trade Unavailable C Hazardous Liquid
D Not Cleared D Interrupted D Power Failure