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3 Steps to Speed Up Reading Your Building Inspection Checklist

Posted by Brett Long on Nov 24, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Reading a building inspection checklist may not be the most exciting task on your to-do list. Fortunately, there is a way to make the process easier to get through.

Start by separating the checklist’s content into two categories: mission critical data and secondary information. This one change will save you plenty of time, especially if you have a pile of reports to get through.

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Topics: Facilities Management

How To Create A Better Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Brett Long on Nov 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A checklist is a proven way to increase quality and make sure that work is completed thoroughly. But what exactly is worth including on your preventive maintenance checklist?

We’ll guide you through the process of writing a simple, money-saving checklist for your staff.

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Topics: Facilities Management, Going Paperless, Telecommunications

Why Your Safety Audit Checklist Needs an Update

Posted by Brett Long on Nov 9, 2017 10:34:00 AM

When it comes to phone lines and other infrastructure, we all understand that nothing lasts forever. Your management tools and techniques also need to be refreshed. Take your safety audit checklist as an example. Does your current checklist reflect lessons learned from your frontline staff?

These hard-working documents need to be updated on an annual basis. That review cycle ensures you stay productive and current with safety requirements. Consider these areas to determine if your checklist needs to be updated.

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Topics: Construction, Facilities Management, Energy & Utilities, Telecommunications

4 Facilities Management Situations That Demand Data Collection Forms

Posted by Brett Long on Nov 7, 2017 10:47:00 AM

Managing a facility means making choices every day. To make good decisions, you need to be well-informed. How do you know if the data you are collecting is relevant? Take a look at the key performance indicators for facilities for inspiration.

Using data collection forms is a great way to get the data you need without personally inspecting every nook and cranny of your facility. Find out the key data points to include on the form and which you can ignore.

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Topics: Facilities Management

What to Include on Your Facilities Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Brett Long on Jun 9, 2017 9:36:00 AM

To keep your car in good working condition, you change the oil, get your brakes checked, and make sure there’s enough air in the tires. This routine maintenance hopefully prevents more expensive repairs and helps the car to last longer. The same is true for facilities management preventive maintenance.

Aside from day to day operations, maintaining your building or property in optimal condition is a priority. Having a preventive maintenance plan with regular inspections and repairs will help to keep major building systems and equipment in good condition, avoiding bigger issues or costly repairs down the road.

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Topics: Facilities Management