Benefits of a Preventive Maintenance Program
Preventive maintenance programs are excellent for stopping problems before they can even begin. Planning ahead with preventive maintenance saves you both time and money in the long run. There are other benefits to implementing a maintenance program for preventive purposes, however, all of which contribute to better building health. Building health refers to the ways in which a building affects the social and psychological well-being of the people within. Your preventative maintenance program could be the key difference for high employee retention and a positive experience for you guests.
Whenever your equipment, plumbing, or other building assets malfunction your production is halted. Work cannot properly resume until the issue or issues have been dealt with accordingly. Your preventative maintenance program helps you plan ahead of time by predicting potential breakdowns, managing inventory, and placing automated work orders for repairs. This makes it easier to prevent issues from interrupting your productivity and day-to-day functions. Issues are handled much more quickly then they would have been otherwise, meaning work can resume just as quickly.
Safety and Compliance
No matter the industry, a workplace is always safest whenever the technology, tools, and the facility’s infrastructure are intact as well as fully functional. In order to predict a breakdown or malfunction, your preventive maintenance program needs to know all the risks and potentially problematic areas of the assets being managed. By critically analyzing and assessing your assets to identify potential causes for future problems you gain a better understanding of how safe and compliant the workplace currently is, or isn’t. This information can be used to make necessary alterations so the workplace is more easily capable of prioritizing worker safety, and to create an environment that is OSHA compliant.
Facility maintenance software that can be used for your preventative maintenance program is an invaluable tool to have at your disposal. However, it is not intended to be used as a substitute for human awareness and understanding. As you perform the initial analysis of your assets for the purposes of programming your software, you develop an awareness of how your assets work that you might not have been able to gain otherwise. There’s no denying the utility of preventive maintenance program software, but even more beneficial is having an eye for suspicious activity to complement the software. You will become more sensitive to potential warning signs such as strange sounds, irregular movements, unusual smells, and temperature changes.
Overall the greatest benefit to implementing a preventative maintenance program is that your equipment is more reliable in the long term. When lifespan and efficiency of the parts improve the sum of those parts improves as well. This makes the building or building that you manage less susceptible to damage, makes your facility safer, workers more productive, and leaves your guests satisfied.
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