PPM maintenance is to manage and extend the lifecycle of equipment but is also a compliance requirement to satisfy statutory and legal obligations. The work is scheduled in advance and can range from weekly to annually depending on equipment and risk.
Failure to deliver compliance can also result in service delivery failures, which whilst not as severe as legal failures, it can impact on the operation of your facilities, your core business and reputational damage.
What is PPM?
Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is maintenance that is regularly and routinely performed on physical assets to reduce the chances of equipment failure and unplanned equipment downtime.
Why is preventive maintenance important to your school?
Preventive maintenance is important because it keeps equipment and assets running efficiently, and it maintains a high safety level, helps to avoid potential large and costly repairs, as well as service downtime.
A properly functioning preventive maintenance program ensures operational disruptions are kept to a minimum.
Specific examples of preventive maintenance include checking that your HVAC, heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems are inspected, cleaned, and repaired and your water hygiene, and electrical systems are functioning properly within safety and compliance levels.
What can Facilities Management offer to your school?
Facilities Management (FM) offer services through our contractors that can deliver a planned maintenance function across your school portfolio.
Some examples of PPM services available through FM are listed below:
- Boiler servicing
- Lift servicing & repairs
- Electrical Fixed Wire Testing
- Legionella Risk Assessments
- Water Hygiene inspections
- Flushing of infrequent used Water
- Water Temp. monitoring
- Fire Detection & alarm servicing
- Fire Extinguisher servicing
- PAT Testing services
- Commercial Kitchen equipment servicing
- Air Con Servicing
FM are now offering services for your Planned Maintenance 2024/2025 Compliance requirements. To order and buy into this service, you can order or request a quote, before the end of March 2024, via Wandsworth | Services for Schools.
If your school chooses not to use the Council service, then you are still required to upload your certification documents to the Councils’ Concerto CAFM system.
If you require a login / training to use Concerto, then please contact:
Alison Harding: Alison.Harding@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
Richard Dade: Richard.Dade@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk