Facility Manager or tenant is not able
to recognize a pending infrastructure failure,
then every breakdown is a surprise and every
surprise a potential accident." ~ David Geaslin
This seminar teaches
Facility Managers and building operators how to become involved in the
management of the maintenance of their facilities and machines they operate. They need a
program that will teach them how to recognize important maintenance issues with
roofs, walls, floors, plumbing, HVAC, electrical systems, etc and report them in
such a way that their maintenance support can act quickly if needed.
If they know how
recognize a pending failure, have the confidence to act, and create an excellent write-up to maintenance
cost of the repair is dramatically reduced and interruptions to service is
Of the multiple
variables affecting the operation of a facility, none is more important than for
the operator to be able to recognize a pending failure before it occurs. Some
points covered in this class:
makes a facility unsafe? - How to recognize those things that could
endanger the occupants of a building and effectively get that recognition to
the people in the building and the maintenance department.
makes a facility's services become unreliable? - How to recognize
and prioritize maintenance events to get the most effective response from
the maintenance department to assure the proper functioning of a building.
do the building's controls work? - Where to find the information as
to heater and air conditioner controls, lock and key management, emergency
water and natural gas shutoffs, and the main power shutoff. These are
questions you need to answer in an emergency.
are the key things to look for on every trip through the facility? -
How to recognize major problems while they are small and before they become
do you know what is "normal" for your facility? -
Recognizing the natural "balance" of a building.
are the critical paths in your facility that can cause the services to cease
and the facility to shut-down? -
critical path spare parts should be stocked to avoid shut-downs of service?
- There are items you need to have on hand to minimize downtime
should you shut down your facility for repairs? - Understanding the
dramatic consequences of operating to failure.
Our colleges and
universities offer nothing to help inform the person in charge of a building concerning these
challenges; however, this course does.
The Facility Manager
can have a dramatic effect on maintenance cost. They can be the first to notice
a puff of smoke, a strange smell, a small puddle of fluid,
an different sound, or an unusual vibration. The more a Facility Manager knows
about their assets, the more likely they are to perform in an efficient and safe
This seminar is
offered in a 2 or 4 hour class that starts with the routine inspections and goes through the
necessary planning to avoid mechanical interruptions. It is targeted to the Facility
Manager and the people they delegate maintenance authority to. It is also
recommended that the Facility Operations Manager and Maintenance
Foremen also attend to create a consistency of communication.
Seminar Offered At Your Location:
You may mix & match classes for Facility, Operator, and Driver Courses.
Class size unrestricted if offered at your facility.