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Management - what is the true cost of legislative compliance?


By Graham Douglas, Business Development Manager, GRAHAM Asset Management


With the current and ongoing impact of austerity measures, there will always be pressure and temptation to reduce the cost of building maintenance services in both the public and private sectors. There is no doubt that this approach can generate some short term cost reductions – but what really is the true cost? “Penny pinching” to planned


preventative maintenance programmes (PPM) will ultimately result in a shortened asset life for heavily used assets and an increase in asset/capital replacement costs over the long term. Reduced levels of PPM will almost certainly result in an increase in un-planned maintenance and un-budgeted call outs and repair costs. The facility manager responsible for premises maintenance is also


likely to incur the wrath of unhappy administrators or production directors when key assets such as boilers, air conditioning or electrical systems fail, resulting in disruption to operations or lost production ultimately costing considerably more than a PPM visit.


38 CHAMBERLINK July/August 2016


‘As an employer in the public, private or third sector, you are responsible for ensuring building services are compliant with governing legislation’


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