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Reactive vs Planned Maintenance

18 Jan 2023

Generally building maintenance falls into two categories, reactive and planned. Reactive focuses on repairing an asset once a failure occurs, planned maintenance focuses on avoiding those failures through preventative and predictive methods.

Reactive Maintenance

Reactive maintenance is attending site to issues only when they occur, for example a machinery breakdown or lighting outage. This method is typically not advised as you are leaving things open to chance, to a business reactive maintenance can be costly. Whilst unforeseen problems can always arise it is best to do everything possible to prevent known problems that are likely to occur.

Some examples of reactive maintenance FPM can assist you with:

  • Glazing repairs
  • Lighting failure
  • Drainage
  • Weather related maintenance (leaks, fencing)

Planned Maintenance

Planned maintenance is work that is scheduled ahead of time over a specific period, for example quarterly emergency lighting surveys. This means that we would attend site in the arranged intervals to carry out maintenance on your premises, ensure parts are replaced, cleaned, and tested as necessary. There are many pros to planned maintenance including accurately budgeting for maintenance costs, less business downtime and ensuring compliance with legal regulations. Our broad knowledge in all things FM means we already have experience in which assets within a premises require maintenance. We will work with you to establish a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule that is specific and tailored for your business.

Some examples of planned maintenance FPM can assist you with:

  • Emergency Light Testing
  • PAT Testing
  • Fire Door Maintenance
  • Electrical Testing

For more information on our planned & reactive maintenance services, or to discuss how we can help you and your premises contact us now.

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