There’s no way around it: you need an efficient maintenance department. You need your entire team to stay organized and efficient if you want to make sure your facility remains safe and appealing for those who use it. But if you’re relying on a reactive maintenance plan as opposed to a preventative one, you could be putting your facility at risk for both safety hazards and compliance issues.
Reactive maintenance refers your maintenance department performing repairs and checks only when a problem comes up. Reactive maintenance means that you can’t, or don’t, see equipment/asset failure coming – you just have to react to it when it happens.
This kind of maintenance can put a major strain on your facility. An equipment failure can cause disorganization and inefficiency within your maintenance department and disrupts your technicians’ ability to complete “non-emergency” work orders.
As a maintenance manager, you likely know the value of preventative maintenance. With proper PM planning, you can stay organized and on top of regular repairs and inspections. You can monitor equipment to see when potential breakdowns of failures might occur and prevent them.
If your managing your work orders with pen and paper or email your department likely isn’t able to do it with much success. What you need is an easy-to-use solution that allows you and your entire team to conduct preventative maintenance and inspections. You need maintenance software.