Maintaining a safe, clean and secure environment for employees is the responsibility of the business owner, but with many different aspects of a building to maintain it can almost seem like an unmanageable task. By implementing a proactive approach to the maintenance of your facility, you can ensure that regular checks take place, which identify potential issues before they escalate.
Here are the top 10 reasons you should implement a planned maintenance schedule in your building.
- Saves Money
Regular maintenance means that the risk of costly repairs and replacements is reduced. Repairs to the fabric of a building can have a direct impact on profits, as business closure may be necessary whilst larger repairs take place. Having a planned maintenance schedule reduces the likelihood of large-scale repairs and identifies problems as they arise.
- Life Expectancy of Assets
Ensuring the fabric of the building is maintained and checked regularly means any problems can be spotted and dealt with immediately. This proactive approach will help to extend the life expectancy of assets.
- Less Energy Waste
Properly serviced facilities use less energy. For example, an air conditioning system which is faulty will use more energy than one which runs smoothly. In order to stay energy efficient, a planned maintenance schedule will ensure energy using appliances are regularly checked and maintained.
- Safer Work Environment
Ensuring that all aspects of your building are maintained to a high standard as part of a planned maintenance schedule, will make your facility safer for staff and visitors. The chances of malfunctions or breakdowns occurring which could be harmful to health and safety is reduced with a proactive plan.
- Better Use of Employee Time
When breakdowns or problems within the fabric of a building occur, employees may have to halt work to either deal with minor repairs, or wait until a reactive maintenance team can fix the problem. A planned maintenance schedule means that employees can continue working without unexpected downtime and productivity remains high.
- Less Closures
Ensuring your facility is well maintained means less breakdowns will occur and therefore repairs. Large scale repairs and replacements can often lead to business’s closing whilst they take place. These closures can directly impact on productivity and profits. Implementing a planned maintenance schedule will ensure that your facility will see less closures and any maintenance work can be taken outside of operating hours.
- Business Continuity
Business continuity is highly important in order to remain profitable and trustworthy. Should your retail business for example have to shut unexpectedly due to unplanned maintenance, this could impact on the loyalty of your customers. The same would be true of an office which would be unable to answer customer calls due to closure during maintenance work. Ensuring a planned maintenance schedule is in place will help business continuity as by conducting regular inspections issues will be identified before they escalate. Any repairs can also be undertaken in line with your business opening hours to minimise disruption and keep your customers happy.
- Timely Repairs
Planning your maintenance ahead of time means that repairs and inspections can be conducted in a timely manner without disrupting operations. Unplanned repairs can be detrimental to your business and cost you in time and money.
- Replacements Can Be Budgeted
Replacements and large repairs can be costly and impact your business’ bottom line. With a planned maintenance schedule, you can be notified ahead of time should repairs or replacements be required the future; this knowledge means you can amend your business budgets as necessary.
- Minimal Impact on Schedules
A planned maintenance schedule means that any maintenance work can take place around your business hours. Performing maintenance outside of trading hours can reduce downtime and prevent impact on profits.
MSL offer both planned and reactive maintenance programmes, to help you run your facility smoothly and safely. For more information, call our customer service team on 0333 1234450.