SFG20 fmfirst integration

Asckey have signed an agreement with BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) to become their first Approved Provider of SFG20.

This means we are now able to supply fmfirst® estates and facilities ready programmed with the SFG20 data and relevant HTM instructions and frequencies. This data will be automatically updated each time a revised SFG20 update is released.

Taking BESA’s experience of other industry sectors into account, this could mean savings to the Trust of up to 25% of annual maintenance costs. Even using a more conservative view of 10%, this could still see a Trust saving over £1m across 3 years. In addition, the Trust would benefit from knowing that they would always be working to the HTM guidelines and therefore meeting compliance requirements. See SFG20 Case Studies for further details.

Maintaining your asset inventory ensures maximum efficiency from your equipment and reduced repair costs and avoid legislative non-compliance. With continually changing legislation relating to maintenance standards, the system provides a fail-safe way of ensuring that you, your staff, or your sub-contractors are performing maintenance to the desired standards.

The efficiency and life span of assets can be increased significantly when they are maintained at the appropriate level. Efficient maintenance not only prolongs the life of assets, but it also results in energy savings which directly benefits the bottom line of businesses. A study in the US found that “…Poor maintenance practices can increase energy usage by 30 to 60 per cent”.

Developed by the Building and Engineering Services Association, SFG20 is the definitive standard for building maintenance. Aimed at facilities managers, consultants, contractors, building owners and anyone else responsible for maintenance, it provides set maintenance parameters aimed at delivering cost and efficiency savings.

Additionally it provides a standardised methodology for buildings maintenance, assisting FM managers to set realistic lifecycle maintenance budgets. The standard is regularly updated with input from an experienced technical committee who review legal and best practice guidelines to ensure that users are always kept informed of the latest legislative requirements.

With over 400 maintenance schedules covering over 60 equipment types, subscribers can create and customise schedules and build bespoke service models for the buildings and assets they manage.

Schedules display the maintenance tasks required, the frequency level tasks should be performed at and the skills required to carry out the work. Users can also view tasks in order of criticality. Colour-coding simplifies the system, subscribers can tell at-a-glance which tasks are statutory (red), mandatory (pink), function critical (amber) or discretionary (green).

The system also offers guidance on overall service times to complete activities, a useful feature for tendering purposes. With legislation continually evolving and failures to uphold maintenance standards being prosecuted, do you have a fail-safe way of ensuring that you, your staff, or your sub-contractors are performing maintenance to the desired standard?

Find out more – download the SFG20 product sheet or contact Asckey on 0845 270 7747 to find out how SFG20 and fmfirst can support your cost saving objectives.