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Navigating Winter Maintenance Challenges: A Facility Manager’s Guide to Success

Preventive maintenance in winter – frozen electrical cables
Verosoft Design

Explore proactive winter maintenance strategies for facility managers in the manufacturing sector, including preventive schedules and weatherproofing measures.

3 min read

As winter looms, facility managers gear up to combat a host of seasonal hurdles. From freezing temperatures to snow and ice accumulation, winter’s icy grip threatens assets, equipment and properties alike, leading to costly repairs and downtime. However, with proactive strategies and the power of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) like TAG, facility managers can triumph over these challenges and ensure smooth operations all season long.

Mastering Winterization with CMMS: Equipment and Facilities

Establish Preventative Maintenance Schedules

Prepare your equipment for the winter onslaught by instituting regular inspection and servicing routines well in advance before the cold weather arrives. Utilizing a CMMS to schedule and manage maintenance tasks meticulously, enabling proactive maintenance readiness to withstand winter’s rigours.

Implement Weatherproofing Measures

Shield your assets from winter’s wrath by sealing any cracks or gaps in buildings and equipment before winter arrives to prevent moisture from getting in. Consider installing protective covers or shelters for vulnerable outdoor machinery or electrical systems to prolong equipment lifespan and minimize damage risks.

Monitor and Adapt to Weather Conditions

Leverage CMMS capabilities to monitor weather, allowing dynamic adjustments to maintenance schedules in anticipation of severe weather conditions such as snowstorms or extreme cold snaps. Proactive response to potential threats minimizes asset damage risks and ensures uninterrupted operations during inclement weather.

Foster Training and Communication

Educate your technicians and staff on facility-specific winter maintenance procedures and safety protocols. Utilize CMMS as a centralized platform for communication, ensuring everyone is well-informed and aligned for enhanced safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Winter maintenance demands a comprehensive approach to address the season’s unique challenges effectively. By implementing preventive maintenance measures, harnessing CMMS capabilities, and responding proactively to weather conditions, facility managers can safeguard assets and ensure optimal performance throughout winter.

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