This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
44 . Glasgow Business April/May 2016


“Maintaining equipment on a regular basis helps you avoid a major breakdown. You can catch potential problems before they get too serious and end up costing a lot of money”


maintain equipment on a regular basis it helps you avoid a major breakdown. You can catch potential problems before they get too serious and end up costing a lot of money to fix. “Maintenance agreements can


Regular cleaning – following


the manufacturer's guidelines – helps make sure equipment works efficiently, and helps keep down maintenance costs. Te same goes for regular


servicing. Most new equipment comes with a warranty that might include servicing for a set period, or aſter the equipment's


performed a specific number of operations. Aſter the warranty has expired


you can usually take out a maintenance agreement that makes sure the equipment is regularly maintained. Ken Gormley, owner of


Glasgow based office equipment company Copy-Stat said: “If you


ADVERTORIAL


SCOTS BUSINESS TO SAIL TO SUCCESS AT WORLD CANALS CONFERENCE


be set up on a cost per copy basis, where the cost is based on each copy that's produced and covers for supplies and breakdowns. Or there's a yearly contract, which typically will be around £180 and covers call out charges though you still pay for parts and supplies. Alternately, you can call in as and when you have a problem. If someone has a maintenance agreement it usually involves us visiting three times a year to look over equipment and make sure it's properly serviced.” Even if you make sure


equipment is correctly installed, used properly and well


maintained, problems can still arise. Once again, you can lessen their impact by being properly prepared and if, possible, anticipating difficulties. One way to do this is by encouraging feedback from people who use the equipment. Oſten they will be keen to let you know if, for example, a photocopier is experiencing frequent paper jams. Similarly, some firms keep a


logbook for recording faults that occur in each piece of equipment. Tis can be indicate if a serious problem is brewing. Bearing all of these issues in


mind, and acting on them, will have a positive impact on the effectiveness of your business– and it will have personal benefits. Te study we earlier highlighted revealed that 96 per cent of office workers believe good organisation is a sign of a beter leader.


Hosted in the gateway to the majestic Caledonian Canal, the four-day event which will be held between the 19th and 22nd of September will see international waterway experts, business leaders and global professionals celebrate innovative thinking and cutting-edge delivery in a range of disciplines including: sustainable tourism development; regeneration; heritage management; climate change and engineering within the iconic landscape of the Scottish Highlands.


The conference will also


showcase the many attractions of the nation’s 137-mile canal network, including the incredible Kelpies – the largest equine sculptures on the planet – and The Falkirk Wheel, before giving delegates the opportunity to explore and network through the unique study visits planned. For more information


regarding study visits, fantastic sponsorship opportunities, information on submitting an abstract and to book your place please visit wccscotland.co.uk


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52