The Importance of a Multi-Skilled Facilities and Maintenance Services Team

The Importance of a Multi-Skilled Facilities and Maintenance Services Team

12/01/2024

As companies compete in today’s fast-paced business climate, having a well-maintained, efficient, and safe working environment is vital for success. That’s where a multi-skilled facilities and maintenance services team comes in.

In this article, discover what facility and maintenance services are, why they are essential, and how our 360Works multi-skilled team can provide comprehensive project services and full-time on-site facilities services.

What are Facility Services?

ISO defines facility management as an “organisational function which integrates people, place and process within the built environment with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business.”

An information piece depicting the different aspects that make up a Facility Services team. These aspects are: Preventative Maintenance, Full-Time Operations Support, Environmental and Energy Services, Remote Monitoring and Asset Management, Building Maintenance, and On-Demand Technical and Trade Services

It involves coordinating various services, such as preventative maintenance, technical trades, environmental and energy-saving measures, asset management, and security and safety, to ensure that facilities are safe, efficient, and well-maintained. Facilities management aims to optimise the use of resources while creating a comfortable and productive environment for tenants, employees, and visitors.

Why are Facility Services essential?

Facilities management is critical to maintaining a smooth and safe working environment. It helps reduce downtime by proactively identifying and addressing maintenance needs, preventing equipment failures and other issues that can cause costly disruptions to operations. Additionally, it identifies cost-saving opportunities by implementing sustainable practices, providing preventative maintenance measures, and optimising building systems to reduce energy consumption and save money on utility bills.

Safety and security are vital concerns for facilities management. By implementing best practices for building security and safety, facility services teams can help to minimise risks and ensure compliance with regulations. This can help avoid costly fines and protect tenants from harm.

In the current business climate, where speed and competition are vital factors, professional facilities management can make a significant difference by transforming a building from a liability into an asset. Therefore, it’s advisable to engage an experienced multi-skilled team of professionals to handle the maintenance and operations of any facility or building.

360Works Multi-Skilled Facilities and Maintenance Services Team

McKeon Group’s 360Works division provides various sectors with fast response fit out, alterations, refurbishments, and facilities maintenance services. Likewise, we offer end-to-end project services and deliver full-time on-site facilities services with minimum interruption to day-to-day operations.

360Works stands out from other facilities and maintenance services teams for several reasons. For instance, our multi-skilled team includes professionals with a wide range of skills, such as contract managers and project managers, alongside fully qualified electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and more.

This means that the team has a range of professionals employed by the company to solve any issues, big or small, that may arise. For example, if a building needs both plumbing and electrical repairs, our multi-skilled team can handle both tasks instead of hiring separate contractors.

Another benefit of working with our multi-skilled team is that they have a broad range of knowledge gained from many years of experience in facility services. Their diverse skills and expertise therefore allow 360Works to ensure a building is clean, safe, and operating efficiently.

Ongoing 360Works Facility Services Projects

At 360Works, we have a variety of ongoing facilities management and maintenance projects.

We provide comprehensive facilities and maintenance services to UCD’s residential buildings, as well as general preventative and reactive building maintenance across the entire college campus. Similarly, we have provided facility services to DCU for over 20 years, including flooring, partitioning, carpeting, demolition, window-fitting and many more. We also carry out these services for TUD at their campus in Blanchardstown.

360Works are incredibly skilled in working in live environments, which is essential for construction on a busy university campus. Great care is taken to plan our work with the health and safety of all in mind.

If you are looking for an efficient and knowledgeable group of professionals to manage your facilities and provide high-quality maintenance, get in touch with our 360Works team today.


Useful Resources

IFMA: What is Facility Management?
RFM Group: Top 10 Benefits of Professional Facilities Management
Dexterra: The Ultimate Guide to Integrated Facility Management

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