The definition of PPM is: Planned Preventative Maintenance. But what does it mean for your facilities?
Planned Preventive Maintenance is a series of regularly scheduled inspections carried out by professional engineers on every aspect of a facility, including fire equipment, building walls, and plug sockets. At Barden FM, we specialize in inspections for catering equipment, small building works, electrical equipment, kitchen extract, ductwork, plumbing, and refrigeration units.
You may be thinking: If my equipment isn’t broken, why pay for an engineer to visit?
As experts in facilities management, here are our Top 5 reasons PPMs are vital to any business:
- Enhanced Equipment Reliability:
One of the primary objectives of PPM is to proactively maintain and service equipment to prevent unexpected failures. By adhering to regularly scheduled maintenance tasks, such as our fridge deep clean service and fryer inspections, clients can minimize breakdowns and extend the lifespan of critical equipment. This translates to fewer disruptions to workers, reduced downtime, and enhanced reliability.
- Complying with UK Law:
No business wants to be on the wrong side of the law. It is a legal requirement to carry out certain PPMs as a business. This is to ensure all safety-critical equipment, such as fire detection systems, emergency lighting, electrical systems, and fire extinguishers, are regularly inspected and maintained to meet regulatory requirements. By proactively addressing safety concerns, facilities can create a secure environment for passengers and employees.
- Cost Savings and Efficiency:
Implementing a regular PPM strategy can lead to significant cost savings in the long run. By identifying and addressing potential issues before they escalate into major problems, facilities can avoid expensive emergency repairs and equipment replacements. Well-maintained systems also operate more efficiently, consuming less energy and reducing utility costs.
- Improved Customer Experience:
PPM directly impacts the customer experience for our clients. Well-maintained facilities contribute to a clean, comfortable, and visually appealing environment, enhancing the overall satisfaction of passengers.
- Long-Term Asset Preservation:
PPM helps preserve the value of assets by preventing premature wear and tear, corrosion, and degradation. Regular maintenance tasks, such as cleaning, re-sealing, and structural inspections, safeguard against deterioration caused by operational demands. Facilities can extend the lifespan of their assets and avoid costly renovations or replacements.
We carried out our recommended quarterly Refrigeration and AC deep cleaning service for a top client. We found many refrigeration condensers and fans with significant dust buildup. This would have eventually affected the cooling capacity of the refrigeration unit if we hadn’t intervened to clean in time. By regularly inspecting these key operational units, we ensure that there won’t be delays and equipment failures during peak times. This is crucial to avoiding sales disruption during the hot summer months when cooling units come under stress.