In the age of technology, many of our key business systems are managed by control systems; they manage, command, direct or regulate the behaviour of our devices and systems using control loops.
We rely so heavily on these controls that we often just expect them to be there without realising their fundamental necessity to keep us all running smoothly. At RDM Installations, we thought it would be helpful to run through a few great reasons why you should maintain your control systems on a regular basis.
- Preventive maintenance keeps equipment in optimum condition, saving costs, boosting productivity and improving product quality and consistency. Calculate in your mind the cost of a day’s downtime every month, the hassle to you and your staff, the delays to your customers and then review the cost of a regular maintenance programme alongside this. What is the best decision you can make for your business?
- The most efficient and effective well-run businesses do not take their equipment for granted; they can’t afford to. Quality and customer service are key foundations to maintain their reputation and part of this is process and procedures which includes a regular maintenance plan throughout the business by qualified industry experts.
- A regular maintenance programme supplies written reports which not only work towards your quality control but are a great marketing tool to make your company stand out in the busy sectors you work in; it shows commitment to your business, staff and customers.
- Regular maintenance is essential to keep premises, equipment, machines and the work environment safe and reliable. It helps to eliminate workplace hazards. Lack of maintenance or inadequate maintenance can lead to dangerous situations, accidents and health problems.
- Why use experts? Qualified experts are an absolute must. Regular maintenance plans come from risk assessments and link to Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, so there is a legal responsibility to your business, staff and customers. Clear and proper records demonstrate duty of care and high-quality standards.
- There are two key types of maintenance: routine/preventative and corrective maintenance, both require a clear plan, risk assessment and experts to implement and maintain dated records linked to your quality assurance programme. Routine/ preventative plans ensure less downtime and more efficient business running, while corrective plans ensure any breakdown is handled quickly and efficiently.
At RDM Installations we have over 30+ years of expertise and highly qualified engineers to ensure you have high quality, cost effective maintenance plans in place to keep your business running efficiently. We are leaders in our industry and are always happy to talk through your requirements and help you work out the best route for your business. Give us a call on 01484 664330.