Step into Summer with Kershaw Mechanical Services, Service and Maintenance Division

June 26 2019

During the summer months, we look forward to lighter evenings, al fresco dining, anticipating who will win Wimbledon and donning our wellies to brave the mud baths at various festivals. However, it is also the perfect time to think about our building maintenance.

Ensuring your buildings mechanical and electrical assets are running smoothly and efficiently is a vital, yet sometimes overlooked, role in the success of your operations.

It is easy to take for granted that assets will just work, however without a regular Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme in place there is a real risk that that piece of equipment which has always been so reliable will suddenly just stop.

When a piece of plant in your building suddenly stops working it can be frustrating, it means calling out emergency engineers, which takes time and unplanned cost, but hopefully, after a few hours you will be up and running and downtime will be kept to a minimum.

However, unfortunately, sometimes it can cause major problems, for example, if it is a critical piece of equipment, which can’t quickly be replaced or repaired it can mean your whole operation has to come to a halt. This is not only costly, but it can also have devastating consequences for your reputation – letting clients down, preventing you from meeting targets and getting behind on orders.

Richard Royal, General Manager, Kershaw Mechanical Services discusses how you can avoid such situations “Obviously things can go wrong, but there are many actions you can take which will minimise the risk of major downtime for your organisation. We would suggest you need to maintain a fully detailed asset schedule – make a note of the asset condition and life expectancy – make sure it is kept up-to-date and easily accessible should you need it.” He continued “You then need to put into place a Planned Preventative Maintenance programme, this allows you to protect your assets and can increase the lifespan of your equipment. Regular maintenance will help make sure your assets are operating correctly and reduce the risk of unscheduled breakdowns.” Richard further comments “When looking into a Planned Preventative Maintenance programme it is important to work with reputable, accredited companies that work in full accordance with the British Standard Maintenance Specification SFG-20 – this is the benchmark for Mechanical and Electrical maintenance.  Companies who demonstrate they work to this standard are far more likely to all statutory compliance is achieved across your building's assets.”

If you would like more information on Planned Preventative Maintenance or statutory compliance we would be happy to talk to you. Kershaw Mechanical Services is experienced in providing Hard Facilities Management Services, in particular, Mechanical & Electrical Services, allowing you to focus on what your business does best.

For more information visit our Service and Maintenance page.