CMMS Can Be A Huge Asset When Dealing With Emergency Situations

December 7, 2015
1 min

Managers measure their departments' success by smooth operations and low utility costs.  With today's economy and erratic weather, the ability to sustain services during disasters can separate the good managers from the GREAT ones.


In some ways, hurricane Patricia was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. While it thankfully weakened before it hit land in Mexico, it caused flooding in Texas and all along the Gulf Coast of the United States.  

Be Prepared

Planning in advance for an emergency, will give an organization a far better chance of successfully surviving a major storm or disaster.  To help avoid a reactionary approach, it is best to have an emergency preparedness plan in place, clearly defining the roles and abilities of the maintenance department.


Emergency Plan 

Hurricanes, storms and wild fires are by far the greatest cause of vulnerability for many facilities.  Be proactive and implement a well documented plan to manage your options for resource allocation.  Having a plan will help you ensure measures are taken to safeguard the health, safety, welfare and property of the people in your building. 


Utilize Technology

Having a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) program can be a huge asset when dealing with emergency situations. It allows you to schedule tasks on the fly regardless of where you are.  All tasks can be sent out immediately to the maintenance team, tracked, recorded and closed, all from a mobile device.  Your team will also have access to all pertinent information for all assets, right from their mobile device. This software keeps everything organized and saves everyone time, which is exactly what you need during an emergency.


Read More:  Emergency Notification Systems


You have less paperwork, you stay organized, your assests are tracked and managed in one spot and you have quick and easy access from anywhere.  What more could you want?  Maintenance Care has you covered.


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