How to Conduct a Facilities Audit

As a business owner or facility manager, it’s vital to do regular facility and safety audits to ensure a comfortable and healthy environment for staff along with code compliance. Although it may seem daunting, it isn’t difficult to do a successful facilities audit, but it does take a bit of preparation.

Below are a few helpful tips to make sure your facilities audit goes off without a hitch.

Know What Needs Inspecting

When you’re conducting a facility audit, you must first have your inventory checklist with all pertinent equipment and systems. Every facility is different, but the list usually includes things like:

  • HVAC system
  • Electrical system
  • Septic and plumbing
  • Doors and windows
  • Structural integrity
  • Outdoor structures, including parking lots, sidewalks, trees, and fences
  • Roof and building exterior

Keeping a regular record of the health of all of these systems and structures will help you to determine the life cycles of each part of your facility. By providing you with the necessary information, an audit should be relatively easy to compete.

HVAC System

Your HVAC system does a lot of hard work year-round. That’s why a professional should carefully inspect your HVAC system to determine its quality and effectiveness and whether it requires any repairs to pass inspection. If you’ve kept up your regular maintenance, this part should be a breeze.

Want to know more about facility audits? Contact the professionals at MaintenX today!