What to Do When Your Equipment Fails on the Job

When equipment fails in the workplace, your business can come to a complete stop. If the equipment is critical to your company’s operations, an extended equipment failure could even put you out of business completely.

Obviously, maintenance is an important part of keeping your equipment in top working order, but even with the best maintenance programs, equipment sometimes unexpectedly fails. So when this happens, what should you do? Here are some useful tips to help alleviate the problems caused by unforeseen machinery failure in your workplace:

First and foremost, you need to ensure the safety of your staff. Some equipment failures can make the workplace unsafe. Follow your equipment failure protocols and keep your staff out of harm’s way. Even an issue like a broken air conditioning system can lead to serious problems for your employees.

To help deal with the failure of a major piece of equipment, it’s important to have a plan and proper procedure in place well in advance of an incident to ensure you can get back to business quickly and painlessly. Develop a plan ahead of time because the steps taken at the onset of the equipment failure can mean the difference between a smooth recovery or a difficult one.

Next comes diagnosing the problem so you can determine what the appropriate fix will be. Many companies have an in-house maintenance team that can fix frequently-used machines. However, for equipment that supports the business, such as an air conditioning unit, electrical systems or plumbing, many companies look outside and hire a contractor. Finding the right contractor to do this work is imperative. You want a skilled and well-trained organization to make the repair correctly and quickly.

The team at MaintenX is made up of skilled and experienced technicians who are available 24/7 to repair any failed or damaged equipment to minimize your downtime and ensure that everything is working as intended. To learn more about the services we offer, please call us at 855-751- 0075.