Our Facility Management Experts Discuss Best Practices for Facility Equipment Maintenance
Equipment maintenance is an important aspect of facility management. Whether you’ve got a factory full of specialized machinery or a few pieces of janitorial equipment, you need to incorporate best practices for maintaining your equipment. Omnia360 Facility Solutions explains how to ensure proper equipment maintenance.
Create a Plan
First, you need to make a plan and stick to it. Draw up a plan for your facility management, whether it’s weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Outline what happens on particular days, any closures or downtime, and if you need any specialty facility management staff to come to your site.
Maintain Accurate Inventory
Accurate inventory represents a crucial portion of your facility’s equipment maintenance. You can’t fix or maintain what you don’t know you have. Maintain an accurate inventory of every sprayer, mower, extruder, atomizer, and floor cleaner you have on hand. Then you can dole out the maintenance work to various departments and staffers.
Consider this vital information to include in your inventory:
- Age of equipment
- Date placed into service
- Date of last maintenance
- Model number
- Technical manuals
- Lock-out/tag-out procedures
- Department/personnel responsible for equipment maintenance
- Warranty information
- Parts guide
- Performance characteristics
Make Information Easily Accessible
Every bit of information on your equipment should be easily accessible to those who need it for easy facility management. That’s where an accurate inventory comes into play. Think about having this information behind a secure login accessible via your internal web resources. Make this information available on smartphones, mobile devices, laptops, computers, and even on the equipment display screens. Having a secure login may prevent security threats and/or information leaks.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance is absolutely essential when it comes to the longevity of your facility’s equipment. Schedule regular preventive maintenance to check up on every piece of equipment. Preventive maintenance increases the lifespan of your machinery, thereby reducing your overall costs when purchasing new equipment. Make sure your system alerts the necessary personnel when preventive maintenance is upcoming, so you can plan for it.
Contact Omnia360 for Integrated Facility Management
Overall, your maintenance plan should trigger automatic alerts when it comes to scheduling, warranty, and parts ordering/inventory. The more automated your system, the easier it is for your teams to maintain your equipment. Contact Omnia360 online or call toll-free 1-833-360-6642 for more details on how we can help you with facility management.