Efficiency is vital in any facility. If everything isn’t in good working order, it can mean a big loss for your company over time. That’s why it’s important to have a comprehensive facility audit checklist, and to perform audits regularly.
Below are some tips for creating the perfect checklist for your facility’s next audit.
To ensure a comprehensive facility audit, you must plan strategically. A combination of both short-term and long-term planning is your best bet.
A good facility audit checklist is comprehensive. It will usually include the following:
- Land and permanent structures
- Facility systems
- Parking facilities
- Utility systems
- Trees, landscaping structures, lawns, etc.
Energy use and utility costs are huge expenses for most facilities. That’s why it’s a good idea to include this metric in your facility audit regimen. Track this information over time and then respond accordingly to help curb costs.
Some ways to limit energy usage include:
- Installing motion-sensor lighting
- Installing energy efficient light bulbs like LEDs
- Turning off power strips at the end of the workday or when not in use
- Upgrading older appliances and general office equipment as needed
Securing your Security
The last thing you want is a break-in at your facility because you forgot to put this item on your checklist. A simple security system inspection doesn’t take much time and can thwart a would-be thief or arsonist.
Almost all systems, equipment, and assets within a facility need regular inspection and maintenance in order to work efficiently and consistently. That’s why a comprehensive audit plan is so important.
Want to know more about facility audits? Call the experts at MaintenX today!