There is no doubt that introducing a planned maintenance program to your facility is extremely beneficial. Not only does it ensure that your business’s equipment is regularly reviewed and serviced, but this level of maintenance will also help to limit any unforeseen breakdowns, which will, in turn, reduce sudden, unexpected repair or replacement costs.
However, once you have decided to embark on a planned maintenance schedule, it is also important that you have a full understanding of the process and the impact this will have on you, your staff and your business. Here are 3 very simple questions you should ask to ensure that your maintenance plan will run smoothly and efficiently, returning the best results possible.
Who is the best person to perform each of the maintenance tasks? Be it electrical, technological or structural, the maintenance of each piece of equipment should be undertaken by the appropriate and properly qualified technician, to ensure that nothing is missed and any repairs are carried out professionally and correctly.
Once you have decided on the who, the next thing you need to think about is the what. What equipment needs to be maintained? Create an asset register, detailing all the equipment you have in your facility and what maintenance should be undertaken. This could be as simple as cleaning or more complex maintenance servicing such as IT updating.
Finally, you need to know when these services are scheduled to be carried out and how often. Will your business be able to carry on as normal or will it disrupt the day to day running of your facility? Will certain pieces of equipment need to be shut down for the inspections to be undertaken, or can the technicians work around your staff? All these questions need to be answered so that you can plan and create work-arounds if needed.
Take a look at our fully comprehensive planned maintenance program. We take care of everything for you, including compiling an asset register and assigning appropriate, fully qualified professionals to undertake the work. To discuss this, or any of our services further, give us a call on 0333 1234450.