Planned preventive maintenance (PPM) is currently more commonly referred to as planned maintenance (PM). Some principal contractor and commercial property operators refer to PM as scheduled maintenance.
Essentially, PM is any variety of scheduled maintenance requirements to each individual object or item of equipment within a commercial property. Effective planned maintenance is carried out as a scheduled service visit. This is undertaken by a competent and suitable specialist. The engineer or technician’s task is to ensure that every item of equipment is operating correctly. This subsequently helps to avoid any unscheduled breakdowns and downtime on site within the commercial property’s facility and plant.
Alongside the principles of condition-based maintenance, a planned maintenance service comprises of preventive maintenance measures, where the maintenance event is pre-planned, and all the future maintenance is also pre-programmed. Each planned maintenance schedule is created for every item separately and according to the manufacturer’s recommendations or in line with current legislation.
Parts that have scheduled maintenance at fixed intervals, usually due to wear-out or a fixed shelf life, are sometimes known as time-change interval, or TCI items.
GDS undertakes all planned maintenance to the highest standards possible, in line with legislation and meeting or exceeding the manufacturer’s recommendations. We honour the principal contractor’s SLA’s in place with the commercial property’s management team and deliver to all the required protocols.