Maintenance of mechanical and electrical assets can be extremely costly, consequently, the approach to it should be reviewed on a regular basis.
In the first instance, it is essential to establish exactly what equipment and how much equipment is present at a site, this information dictates the approach that an organisation take so as not to under or overestimate the maintenance requirements of the site.
The objectives are to provide a ‘value for money’ system that reduces the cost of repair and replacement without excessive planned maintenance. In addition to this, health and safety and the compliance with current legislation need to be covered.
To support this, NIFES offer a maintenance review service, where we initially assess the existing mechanical and electrical asset register which will cover those maintainable items on the site, including:
Electrical Installations including switchgear, distribution boards, wiring and sockets.
Domestic Hot Water Services
Cold Water Services
Ventilation and LEV systems
Above Ground Drainage Systems
Fuel Storage Systems
Fixed Maintainable Mechanical and Electrical Process Plant
Following this, a site visit and audit enables us to examine all the relevant existing documentation including:
The PPM system
Examine suitability and frequency of any PPM’s against industry norms and manufacturers recommendations
Examine methodology for recording and verifying that PPM’s are carried out
Ascertain the ratio of PPM to breakdown/call out work
Inspect reports from specialist sub-contractors
Audit for documentation compliance with statutory standards work
Observe work control systems
The method of recording attainment of call out response times
What NIFES Can Offer
NIFES are able to report on:
Observations on contract management systems, e.g. PPM, asset register, record keeping and breakdown history
Observation on physical condition survey
Observation on compliance with Statutory Standard
Observations of functionality and effectiveness of plant and systems
Observations on compliance with contracted inspection frequencies
Conclusions and cost savings associated with over and under maintained items, general management and performance of contractors and direct labour