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Planned Preventative Maintenance

One of the biggest questions surrounding Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is – why bother? We often react to problems as and when they arise, as surely that ensures we only spend what is needed?

A PPM Assessment is essential when it comes to maintaining your built assets. The service allows you to anticipate future costs of building work so that you can budget for them. It also ensures that repair works fit in around your business to avoid disturbance.

The aim of a PPM Assessment is to identify any repairs required and provide recommended timescales for undertaking the works. A PPM will include a detailed survey inspection of the building. The service also includes costs budgeting; this allows the client to budget accordingly and avoid one-off impacts on cashflow. It is estimated that Planned Maintenance can save around 12-18% over reactive maintenance per year.

We have listed below some main advantages for those struggling to justify preventative rather than reactive maintenance.

  • Cutting Costs; A PPM is cost effective by dealing with problems before they escalate and the severity increases. It also ensures that any costs are distrusted more evenly, avoiding excessive effects on cashflow from one-off costs.
  • Safety; A PPM improves safety and quality conditions for everyone, both of which are imperative to a business in this industry. Planning maintenance ensures that all health and safety requirements are met and kept on top of.
  • Minimises Distribution; We all know how disruptive unplanned maintenance activity can be! A PPM Assessment will ensure that any works required are planned effectively. In addition to making the work easier to carry out, this warning is likely to increase satisfaction of all parties involved.
  • Value; Without maintenance, a building will degrade, decreasing the asset value. A well looked after building with serviced equipment will last longer, and look better. Furthermore, it will be more attractive to both landlords and leaseholders.


When it comes to maintaining your built assets, prevention is unquestionably better than cure – Seek advice to ensure correct budgeting and management!