2018 is just getting started, and it’s time to refocus on your priorities for your facility’s growth, value, and overall success. But if you’re not sure where to put your energies first, our experts at QFS have put together three crucial steps to jumpstart your facility’s year with clear-cut, attainable goals.
Three Safety Steps for Your Facility
- Keep It Clean
If there’s one thing facility managers know, it’s a clean facility is a well-run facility. Proper maintenance improves operations efficiency, increases occupant and visitor satisfaction, and can prevent the spread of germs and illness.
If your facility is experiencing a slow-down in growth or efficiency, now’s the time to review your maintenance services. Ensuring that your facility has enough staff and scheduled services to keep up with your occupancy, visitor rate, and property requirements is the fast track to making it a better year.
- Reduce Costs
Does reducing expenses and increasing your maintenance services sound contradictory? It doesn’t need to be. Before cutting back on your cleaning crew, take a look at your most common expenses to see where inefficiency, redundancy, and poor management could be to blame first.
Maintain, Don’t Fix: Repairing damages, leaks, and hiring extermination can be costly–but avoiding them is a cinch when you schedule regular upkeep to check on your facilities, point out potential problems, and regularly remove food waste.
Adjust HVAC and Utilities: As seasons change, making sure your HVAC is adjusted appropriately can avoid unnecessary utility bills–and the wear-and-tear on your system that may lead to even costlier damages down the line.
Consolidate Services: Tired of shelling out for all your facility solutions? Check in with your maintenance or special services provider, they may offer further services or be partnered with associated providers that can get you a cheaper, more coordinated package.
- Listen to Complaints
Whether your facility is residential, commercial, or mixed-use, there’s one simple way to find out how things are running: listen to the people who spend their days in your facility. From office employees to business owners, your occupants are your first line of information to pinpoint operation failures, unresponsive employees, and mismanaged services.
Take advantage of the New Year and offer tenants a facility evaluation or feedback survey–you may find out the obstacles to facility growth are simpler than you think.
Efficient, cost-effective facility solutions are at your fingertips. Reach out to QFS for your maintenance, special services, and staffing needs and make 2018 your best year yet.