Facilities, cleaning & maintenance work refers to activities aimed at keeping facilities clean and safe for staff, as well as reducing breakdowns, increasing uptime, component reliability and general productivity.
Specifically, industrial maintenance, also known as plant maintenance, refers to repairs and activities aimed at keeping machinery and assets in working condition. This can include activities such as inspection, cleaning, performing diagnostics, lubricating machinery components and testing damaged machine parts.
Some different maintenance strategies include reactive maintenance, preventive maintenance, reliability-centred maintenance (RCM), predictive maintenance and prescriptive maintenance – all with unique system, component and spare parts requirements.
What are the benefits of facilities, cleaning & maintenance work?
The main benefits of these activities include:
Reducing costs of damage or component failure
Maximising uptime of machinery
Increasing profitability of production
Decreasing safety risks for staff
What industries are involved with facilities, cleaning & maintenance work?
All businesses that run a facility with machinery requires facilities, cleaning & maintenance work to be done. This includes sectors such as food processing, refineries, construction, manufacturing, printing, corrugated and more.