The Importance of Planned Maintenance

The Importance of Planned Maintenance
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Planned maintenance allows you to address a situation before it develops, avoiding closures and costly emergency repairs. Every business has a responsibility to maintain a safe, clean and secure working environment for their employees and customers. By purely relying on reactive maintenance, large scale repairs which can cause closures and profit loss have the potential to occur.

Benefits of Planned Maintenance

Improved Time Management – By introducing a planned property maintenance schedule into your business you are ensuring that your employees are spending their time in more valuable ways. It allows managers and supervisors to spend time managing production rather than dealing with system and equipment failures. Scheduling your planned maintenance for a time that suits your business can ensure that you face minimum disruption.

Reduced Costs – It is largely agreed that minor problems, if left alone, can lead to major malfunctions. Large scale maintenance and replacements required after breakdown can not only lead to costly repairs, but potentially the suspension of production and working. It is more cost effective for a business to conduct planned maintenance at regular intervals to ensure everything is kept in a safe and functioning capacity.

Increases Equipment Lifespan – By ensuring that your equipment is well maintained and working as it should, you are improving its lifespan. Well maintained systems inevitably last longer and will have greater value if they are resold or traded in for new machinery.

Enhanced Safety – Maintaining the quality of your systems and equipment is not only beneficial to your finances but also to the safety of your employees. Monitoring the quality of your machinery and equipment ensures that they are all in safe working order to avoid accidents occurring.

Budget – Should any large-scale replacements be required, they can be planned for and budgeted to avoid any unexpected costs further down the line.

What can be included in a maintenance schedule?

Planned maintenance does not only refer to the maintenance of equipment and systems used in production but also the building as a whole. Property maintenance schedules can include everything from checking the functionality of air conditioning units to inspecting the roof for damage after poor weather.

A clear planned maintenance schedule for your business can be highly beneficial to ensure the smooth running and continued functionality of your business along with the safety and required working conditions for your employees.

 

The Importance of Planned Maintenance

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