At Maintenance Care, we consider public health an issue close to our heart. As such, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the essential workers who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle. We sincerely appreciate everything you do.
To all of our customers, and to all facilities in general, who are struggling because of the crisis - we're here for you. We've created a variety of resources to help you understand how best to use a CMMS for Health and Safety during a time like this. You'll find them all below.
Download the guidebook for a comprehensive checklist on keeping your facility clean and safe during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Disclaimer: the preventative maintenance activities and advice suggested in this resource are general best practice for facility maintenance and are not intended to be considered medical or regulatory in reference to the CoVid-19 virus. For official government information, please consult these websites for US and Canada.
We’d like to make clear that the content of this site is not intended to be considered medical advice – follow the links below to official government recommendations. However, we have compiled some pointers from those government outlets (Canada and US), give you some useful tips for how your CMMS can help you get information to your employees, and other factors to consider in facility management.
First and most importantly (and to borrow the words from Douglas Adams’ eternally true Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy): DON’T PANIC.
As usual, risk groups should be particularly careful: senior citizens, pregnant people, young children, and persons with a weakened immune system should take protective measures seriously. Consult with a medical professional for advice.
If you or people you know or work with are travelling, be aware of risk areas, precautions, and potential travel bans. If possible, avoid travelling to risk areas and unnecessary trips (e.g. consider conducting business meetings via conference call instead).
At Maintenance Care we work closely with many senior care facilities (in fact, we're specialized in senior care) as well as plenty of other healthcare facilities. We know that Senior and Healthcare facilities have been hit the hardest by this crisis, and we want to do what we can to help.
When you’re in maintenance and facility management in one of those places, it’s your responsibility to keep everyone safe, calm, and informed. Remember that as the facility manager, you can significantly contribute to the success of prevention and protection measures.
Please note: the information on this site is not intended to be considered medical or official government advice but is for entertainment and informational purposes only. For official government information, please consult these websites for Canada and the US.
At Maintenance Care, we recognize the severity of the current situation and would like to do our part to maintain facilities functioning and take some weight off their shoulders.
We want to help you get the tools you need to fight your best fight against COVID-19. That's why, if you are a Senior Care facility in North America when you get our Enterprise Edition CMMS before June 1, we're offering you:
PLUS: You'll get the Pandemic Prevention Plan added to your new CMMS automatically on upgrade.
Don’t fall for scams: antibiotics don’t work because CoVid-19 is a virus, and neither does snake oil – don’t believe in a miracle cure just because it’s on the internet. The virus is spread through droplet infection (e.g. when sneezing), close personal contact (e.g. shaking hands) or contact with contaminated surfaces (e.g. touching a door handle and then touching mouth/eyes/nose with that hand before washing it).
However, just because there is no current vaccine or cure does not mean that there aren't things you can do in your facility (whatever the industry). General facility health and safety procedures should always be top of mind, not only during this crisis, but after as well.
There are many ways having a CMMS (or using Preventative Maintenance software and guides) can help streamline and organize your health and safety procedures. Learn more about it on our CMMS for Health and Safety Page.
Have a question about how how can make better use of your Preventative Maintenance program to prepare for situations like this? We want to help! Reach out below with your questions: