Preventative Maintenance for 24-Hour Restaurants

Preventive maintenance is not only a requisite program for food safety professionals, it is also an area where a well-designed program can deliver cost savings as well as data that allows managers to optimize their facilities. Well-maintained equipment will ensure that your facility runs efficiently and documents performance.

There are many preventive maintenance activities that facility managers overlook. Here are some tips to follow so you don’t.

Starting Out

Perhaps the best way to develop your preventive maintenance program is to take inventory. Make a list of all equipment requiring maintenance. This list should include the following:

  • Equipment name
  • Location
  • Serial number
  • Description
  • Maintenance schedule
  • Responsibility
  • Procedures

Maintenance Procedures

It is absolutely vital that your facility’s maintenance program includes procedures that describe in great detail how to do the work and properly document it. Your facility’s maintenance master list should consist of only one document. The following procedures are essential parts of any facility’s maintenance program:

  • Maintenance procedures for all facility assets
  • Tool reconciliation procedures for all relevant facility features
  • Procedures for emergency and temporary repairs
  • Spare parts inventory lists with product names and serial numbers
  • Thoroughly laid-out and straightforward training procedures

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