Planned Preventive Maintenance (‘PPM’) or more usual just simple Planned Maintenance (PM) or Scheduled Maintenance is any variety of scheduled maintenance to an object or item of equipment. Specifically, Planned Maintenance is a scheduled service visit carried out by a competent and suitable agent, to ensure that an item of equipment is operating correctly and to therefore avoid any unscheduled breakdown and downtime.
It’s the Law
It’s a Legal requirement that Employers take all reasonable actions to safeguard employee’s welfare, scheduled maintenance of machinery, including automated doors, as part of the Machinery Directive
In short well planned and well carried out PPM can save money.
This is often the first to be cut or reduced due to financial constraints, in our opinion and the validity of this statement can be demonstrated, well maintained equipment is less likely to suffer break downs, necessitating costly repairs. Proactive rather than reactive.
You wouldn’t run your car without regular Servicing?
Case Study – A Customer had a service and repair spend of £33,000 (2011-12) – with PPM and response offered by a Competitor. Hart Door Systems now visit on a weekly basis and have saved the Customer £13000 in the first year in visible costs (Hart v Competitor Invoicing), that’s without lost production and having to re-route forklifts etc. Pro-active rather than re-active actions, providing palpable savings.
What do you get?
You are offered a comprehensive service that suits your business needs. The Service is supported by a dedicated team of engineers that are competent door maintenance specialists that have a comprehensive knowledge of door operations and elements.
A Service Contract is designed to make certain that your operation runs smoothly every day, with an absolute minimum of disruption. We also take care to ensure that products and our systems are fully maintained.
How does a service contract work?
A Service Contract can be for as long as a customer requires (annually or up to 5 years long). During the year doors can be either serviced annually/bi-annually or to greater frequency depending on the level of usage and the customers operation – we also provide tailor made packages to fit the needs of our Customers and aimed at saving them money.
What happens during a service?
During a normal service, a visual and physical inspection is carried out to check the overall condition of the door(s), running gear, motor and electrical connections. Lubrication and returning door(s) to as close to factory specified tensions as possible. Certification of inspection/service, including a report of any works we would recommend is then issued.