Safety is of the utmost importance in the workspace, and it falls to those responsible for facilities management to ensure daily operations don’t put workers or visits at unnecessary risks.
Within warehouses and loading bays, the risks are clear. Materials handling equipment and heavy goods movements are an integral part of the operations and this presents a risk to both pedestrians and other vehicles in and around the warehouse.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to manage this risk is by having clearly defined line markings that are both durable and bright, including walkways, warehouses, pallet bays, loading bays and car park line marks starting from as little as £3.51 plus VAT per linear metre.
The team at AC IFM utilise Graco Linelazers which allow for quick-setting, sharp lining with laser guided precision. This means that the work can be completed and the site returned to an operational state as fast as possible, while the system is designed to ensure lines are far more accurate and sharp compared to other methods. They also create a line in materials that will withstand freezing temperatures, rain, snow and direct sunlight, as well as being highly resistant to motor oil or wear and tear from vehicle wheels and heavy pedestrian traffic, helping reduce the risks to all of staff and visitors, and maybe saving a life.
The team can undertake any size of project, including creating designated car parking spaces for commercial or residential use, fire access markings and traffic flow direction arrows.
ACI FM strives to bridge the gap beween organisations and the complex matter of maintaining their commercial spaces within the remit of law, health and safety, proactivity and compliance. Once the needs of a client are identified, the team deliver those services in a way that is understandable, cost effective and quality assured.
For general facilities management services for commercial space and where there may be a need for guidance or clarity on maintenance, repairs or certification, AC IFM can carry out a site survey to identify the specific needs of a business.
Experts in the relevant technical fields understand the pressures of wanting to make sure things are done correctly and know that for many businesses, taking a proactive approach to their responsibilities and reducing cost and downtime associated with maintenance activities will serve a great benefit, while also removing the uncertainty they may feel when it comes to compliance.
A typical commercial survey starts from as little as £99 plus VAT and provides all of the site-specific maintenance requirements, listing the relevant standards and importantly, a list of exactly what must be done on each PPM or maintenance routine in accordance with SFG 20.
In the case of most commercial spaces, there is room for improvement, and it need not cost any more than the client already paying. In most cases, clients actually save money by centralising their maintenance activities and producing a PPM plan that lists all of the maintenance activities across the year, who is going to complete them, when and importantly, how and to what standard.
If, at the end of the survey and report, the client is reassured that they are compliant and working to the right standards, then they have the peace of mind knowing this combined with guidance on maintaining this standard. After all, what you can’t measure, you can’t manage.
If you feel your commercial space could be improved, or if you simply want to review your processes for peace of mind, contact the team at ACI FM at www.acifm.co.uk where customers can get a price online by clicking on ‘Pricing’ or call 01933 730071