Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is an organised, controlled maintenance program which follows a recognisable procedure. Frontline Energy's Facility Management Team work with clients to ensure PPM is carried out in line with manufacturers requirements.
The benefits of Frontline Energy Planned Preventative Maintenance is that work is carried out at predetermined intervals with the intention of reducing failure or the performance degradation of equipment.
Another important factor around Planned Preventative Maintenance for buildings is ensuring safe operation of equipment.
Preventive maintenance is carried out in accordance with an established schedule, determined by the manufacturers specification and best practice by our experienced team of mobile technicians.
Items normally covered by PPM include:
- Routine inspection and maintenance of engineering plant.
- Regular electrical inspection
- Portable appliance testing.
- Monitoring of plumbing and water services operation
- Inspection and operation of high-voltage electric installation
- Ensuring compliance with statutory requirements for services installations.
- Energy Management
Why should you have a Planned Preventative Maintenance Program in Place?
Health and Safety of the occupiers of your building is a major factor.
- If air conditioning is failing, people can over heat and feel uncomfortable
- No heating, tenants working in a cold environment can feel uncomfortable and may get ill
- A leak from a pipe or boiler can cause major accidents, with the possibility of people slipping and hurting themselves
- Poor lighting can cause failing eye sight, eye strain and headaches
- A cold, or over heated, poor lit work area in is not pleasant – A poor working environment can lead to lower productivity.
Cost implications for Landlords and Owners of properties without PPM Schedules in place can be
- Unplanned replacement costs can be expensive and cause major financial problems and strains on cash flow.
- Accidents, injuries and fatalities - Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
- Loss of production / productivity / income
- Loss of rental income
- Tenant/ staff injuries can sometimes lead to claims, fines and legal proceedings.
Not having a PPM Program in place can result in prolonged breakdowns, reduced productivity, and more unnecessary expenditure than for planned works.