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Planned Maintenance

By adopting a proactive approach to facility maintenance, issues can be identified and repaired before escalating

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    Planned Maintenance

    Planned maintenance, also known as preventative maintenance, is essentially adopting a proactive approach to your building’s maintenance. This means that rather than waiting for problems to develop, your facility is regularly checked, and any issues are identified and repaired before an escalation can occur.

    This takes the form of a planned maintenance schedule – a plan created by us, at Octagon, in consultation with you, which has identified all areas of your business that may be of concern.

    We work alongside you to compile an asset register and agree on the right level of maintenance for each facility. This ensures that potential problems are minimised, therefore keeping your operation running smoothly, your staff happy, and your shareholders content.

    Pros of Planned Maintenance

    • Reduced Downtime – A maintenance issue may be serious enough to stop your site from trading, and you are unable to prepare your staff for the downtime and the loss of productivity and profits to your business.
    • Increased Safety – Obviously any property that isn’t checked regularly could be a safety concern, as they are not being maintained frequently, rather being looked at as and when a problem arises. As the likelihood of large-scale, dangerous, and catastrophic failures and breakdowns are reduced, it means improved safety for staff and customers alike.
    • Keeps The Facility Running – Having a planned maintenance schedule means your facility can keep running for longer periods of time without having to suffer downtime due to large-scale repairs or breakdowns. Any maintenance work can occur out of work hours to ensure business continuity.
    • Overall Costs Are Lower – With planned maintenance, large breakdowns and repairs are less likely, and therefore large breakdown costs are reduced.

    Cons of Planned Maintenance

    • Planning Needed – More planning is necessary, as the name would suggest. A planned maintenance team can curate a specific schedule for your business which suits your needs. This planning time should be accounted for in your budgeting.
    • Initial Costs – Planned maintenance does incur higher initial costs in terms of set up in comparison to other maintenance strategies.

    How Octagon Can Help

    Octagon works with you to understand the needs of your business and tailor-make a planned maintenance program suitable for your budget.

    Octagon provides planned maintenance services across a range of sectors. Read more below about some of the industries we cover and how we could help you:

    • Education
    • Retail
    • Public Sector
    • Healthcare
    • Sports & Leisure
    • Hospitality
    • Manufacturing
    • Office

    How Do I Decide Whether I Need Planned Maintenance Services for My Company?

    If you run a large company, ensuring your business can run smoothly throughout the year is essential to company success. For many, this means employing the services of a planned maintenance company such as Octagon.

    If you are unsure, however, ask yourself whether your business could manage an interruption to its everyday operations? Would a leaking roof halt your operation? How would your staff feel about an unwelcome infestation? What would your customers make of unsanitary and dilapidated premises? Every business has a responsibility to maintain a safe, clean, and secure environment for their employees to operate in. Ensuring this will lead to happier staff, greater productivity, and a generally more profitable operation. Well-maintained buildings also provide a lasting return on your investment – whatever their use.

    Why Can’t You Just Be Reactive to Problems?

    Prevention really is better than cure. While unexpected problems do have a bad habit of cropping up, reactive maintenance is a core component of any facility’s management strategy (and something we can also help you with), ultimately, it’s always more cost-effective

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