Your facility maintenance management plan plays a major role in pretty much every aspect of your facility management. Without a solid plan, the efficiency, productivity, safety, and ROI of your facility can be impacted. With the right plan, you can have an safe, efficient program with a maximized maintenance ROI.
Preventative maintenance is not only important to the longevity of your equipment and building areas, it also has a number of benefits that most people aren't aware of. For instance, a preventative maintenance program can provide improved production, reduced downtime, longer asset lifespan, and fewer asset failures and breakdowns. It can also help to increase the safety of maintenance workers and others.
Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are insights that you need to use in order to keep your goals of minimal downtime, minimal energy use, and efficiency in your maintenance program. You can use them to ensure your physical capital is lasting as long as possible and that your maintenance ROI is maximized.
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In a school the safety of the students and staff, as well as their ability to work and learn, is of paramount importance. Maintenance issues, in particular what we call maintenance emergencies, can threaten these things. Of course, you can’t control when a maintenance emergency (like flood, power loss, no water, AC out) will happen, but there are a lot of things your maintenance team can do to be better prepared for when one does happen.
The golf season isn’t a very long one. Golf course managers and owners know there are a limited number of days in which to golf – you don’t want any lost because of maintenance issues. And you certainly don’t want any of your club members or guests to have their round ruined because of a maintenance issue that should have been fixed.
But, keeping everything you need to care for and maintain- from turf, to greens, to flagsticks, to irrigation, to carts, to the clubhouse- in working order can be difficult when you don’t have an organized maintenance program.
Before we get started on the life and death of assets, we need to know: what is an asset? An asset is pretty much anything that keeps your facility functioning. There's what's called facility-related assets that include HVAC, desks, lights, signs, appliances, and even floors. There is also information management assets like printers, copiers, computers, and IT equipment. And finally, there is personal equipment, which includes safety equipment, vehicles, mobile devices, badges, etc.
We’ve been writing blog articles about why you need a CMMS, how to use a CMMS, and updates to our CMMS for many years now but we realized something: we’ve never written one explaining what a CMMS actually is!
If you don’t have a maintenance management system, this will be helpful article for you to learn what they are and what they can do. Even if you’re already using a CMMS in your facility, there’s always room to brush up on your CMMS knowledge.
Your day starts with a list of to-do items, maintenance requests on sheets of paper or sticky notes, and perhaps the occasional (or bulk) email. As the work on various tasks begins, people stop you in the hallway with more requests. You try to write them down on sticky note pad, or request they send you an email later. Then you head to next task you can remember, all the way across the building.