Our approach to large-scale manufacturing maintenance scheduling

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Keeping your business up and running is your top priority. However, regular inspections, repairs, and tune-ups are essential to ensure seamless operations.

A manufacturing maintenance schedule maintains the health and longevity of your equipment and premises, just like a car needs regular maintenance to keep running smoothly.

Let’s examine the benefits of a regular maintenance schedule for your business and learn about our approach to setting up a comprehensive maintenance plan, ensuring your most valuable asset remains in optimal condition. 

The importance of preventative manufacturing maintenance schedules

Preventative maintenance schedules play a crucial role in large-scale manufacturing facilities’ operational efficiency and compliance. They serve as a comprehensive reporting system essential for various audits, including internal, MPI, and client audits. It’s important to note that the Ministry of Primary Industries (formerly known as MAF) sets stringent standards to ensure the safety and quality of operations.

By scheduling maintenance ahead of time, you can stay ahead of the curve and avoid last-minute rushes or forgetting about maintenance tasks altogether. This allows you to plan around your busiest times and minimise downtime by scheduling maintenance during periods when production is less affected.

Preventative maintenance is always better than waiting for a breakdown or major problem to occur. Regular maintenance checks catch small issues before they become big problems, potentially saving you significant expenses in the long run.

Taking care of your equipment is essential for the smooth operation of your business. Large and expensive machines are the lifeblood of your operations, and properly maintaining them ensures that your staff can continue to work and your profits keep flowing.

Consequences of audit failure

Failing an audit can have severe consequences for manufacturing facilities. However, there is usually a window of opportunity for remediation. If areas of non-compliance are not adequately addressed within the given timeframe, the facility may face closure.

That’s why it is vital to implement preventative maintenance measures to ensure everything is up to standard.

Conducting comprehensive audits

Prior to devising a maintenance schedule, we conduct a meticulous assessment of your manufacturing facility. This includes evaluating the need for maintenance tasks and even painting, if necessary. To ensure compliance, we strictly adhere to an MPI-approved chemicals list for cleaning.

This commitment to transparency and accountability is further demonstrated as we document the products used in detailed reports. Our team follows a comprehensive checklist for each task, ensuring that all necessary items are thoroughly inspected and signed off.

Tailored cleaning regimes for various intervals

Every manufacturing facility has different cleaning and maintenance needs. We understand this, which is why we offer tailored cleaning regimes that can be scheduled weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. This versatility allows our clients to choose the maintenance frequency that aligns with their specific requirements and operational demands.

Daily compliance in the commercial industry

In the commercial sector, where foot traffic is high, maintaining cleanliness and compliance on a daily basis is crucial. Our team ensures that all necessary cleaning tasks are diligently performed and well-documented.

By implementing a rigorous sign-off system, we provide our clients with real-time visibility into the cleanliness and maintenance of their facilities. This allows them to confidently showcase the high standards maintained when someone visits, ensuring a positive experience.

Full scope of work and transparent communication

To ensure a successful audit, we believe in setting clear expectations and maintaining open lines of communication with our clients. Prior to starting any audit or maintenance work, a highly skilled technical manager conducts a comprehensive assessment, complete with before photos. This evaluation helps determine the scope of work required and guides the development of a customised maintenance schedule.

Extending beyond cleaning

While cleaning tasks form a significant part of our maintenance schedules, there are instances where more than just cleaning is required. Finding rust corrosion is one example. In such cases, we provide detailed reports or quotes to address the issues identified during the assessment.

Depending on their preferences, our clients can either proceed with the recommended repairs or leave it as is. We ensure that any repair or replacement work is communicated well in advance, managing expectations and avoiding unforeseen disruptions.

Clarifying expectations and limitations

We think clarifying what can be achieved through maintenance activities and what may be beyond our scope is important. For example, a high-level vacuum may not be sufficient to remove grime or wet marks caused by condensation. In such cases, a wet clean would be necessary, and we ensure that our clients are well-informed about the limitations and possibilities prior to starting any tasks.

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Manufacturing maintenance scheduling you can trust

As leading professionals in industrial cleaning and building maintenance, we understand the role maintenance scheduling plays in large-scale manufacturing operations.

Our approach prioritises compliance, transparency, and open communication with our clients. Whether it’s a preventative maintenance schedule, conducting audits, or addressing maintenance beyond cleaning, we provide comprehensive solutions tailored to our clients’ unique needs and requirements.

By proactively planning and addressing maintenance needs, you can minimise downtime, reduce costly repairs, and ensure the longevity of your equipment and premises. With a tailored maintenance plan from our highly trained team, you can stay ahead of maintenance tasks, comply with industry regulations, and safeguard your employees’ and customers’ health and safety.

Don’t wait until issues become unmanageable – contact us and set up a maintenance schedule today to keep your business running smoothly.

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