No matter what sort of workplace you’re managing, the employees’ health and safety is something that always has to be taken into consideration. Even organising the annual Christmas party needs to comply with various regulations, so it’s no wonder people operating machinery, and those in commercial buildings, must be looked after.
When these people are doing their jobs, it’s also important that they feel safe. Without that assurance, their productivity could drop. In order to avoid this happening, carry out planned preventative maintenance. This is designed to be proactive and not reactive, so problems are solved before they even arise. It can reduce down time for your operations, as well as the valued employees.
So, what can Glad Group offer to your business?
Planning for the worst, and being prepared
In order to keep your commercial building running smoothly, regular, planned maintenance checks and repairs should be a permanent fixture in your calendar.
The BOC Healthcare Planned Preventative Maintenance Report from 2014 suggests a number of reasons why planned maintenance can help reduce disruption to a business.
Among these is safety, which is important for not only the person operating the machine, but also the people that are in the vicinity as well, be they co-workers, clients or patients. Spotting issues with a machine, device, or even a room and then fixing them can help to improve the safety of an entire building.
Efficiency of operations can also be diminished when regular maintenance is not carried out. General wear can reduce the overall productivity of a piece of machinery, and that means more hours for the same amount of work. That’s not great news for anyone trying to get the most out of their business or commercial building. With maintenance services from Glad Group, you’ll save time and efficiency, reducing downtime of equipment due to poor maintenance practices.
So, as much as you’ll be planning for the worst with regular planned maintenance, you’ll most likely be experiencing the best when operations can continue without interference.
Why are maintenance services so important?
Planned maintenance is one way to keep your business or commercial building running smoothly. However, if you haven’t planned for this from the inception of your time in the business world, it could end up requiring a major overhaul internally to cope with the changes.
When a device goes down because it hasn’t been maintained properly, it may not be covered by insurance.
According to the KPMG Empowered for the future: Insurance reinvented report from June 2016, 33 per cent of Australian businesses have completed at least one major business transformation initiative within the past two years. These are businesses that have seen the need to change, taken it with both hands, and run with it. They’re keeping up with the changing needs of the insurance landscape, including being sure that machinery is meeting warranty requirements.
That can be a major road block for a growing operation – when a device goes down because it hasn’t been maintained properly, it may not be covered by insurance. This is going to leave you out of pocket, and waiting for a replacement to arrive, or at least for a repair technician to come and fix the broken down equipment.
The same goes for a building. Roofs, walls, electrical circuits and elevators all require maintenance, and it’s up to you to decide how regular is necessary.
Damp can be an issue that, if left untreated, can snowball into a far more devastating issue. A regular maintenance check from a professional at Glad Group is a great way to make sure any leaks around your building are taken care of before damage can occur.
If you’re looking for a way to safeguard your operations, or the operations of your building, maintenance services from Glad Group are the way to go. Get in touch today to find out more.