Timing is key when it comes to ensuring your community equipment is maintained on time, every time.
Over the years your community equipment service has accumulated a vast amount of healthcare equipment. The best way to keep this equipment operating effectively to its full potential and to save your service money in the long run is to look after it year on year.
Maintaining your equipment with a community equipment service software solution will help you manage these six key points:
Knowing the whereabouts of equipment whether it’s being used by a service user, if it’s being tested in a workshop, been decommissioned or due to be replaced is where it all starts. The whereabouts allows you to plan ahead and around the maintenance of your equipment. Attempting to do that through paperwork and forms can be a major hassle and things can slip through the cracks.
Stay up to date with maintenance schedules. This may currently be through looking at the upcoming calendar month but this could be made so much easier through test alert notifications. Get reminders days or weeks in advance for individual items and be made instantly aware when a test is overdue.
An automated community equipment service software solution can retain vital test information for audits, eliminating the need for paper files to be kept. A full historic trail from start to finish for each and every piece of equipment you own is kept digitally, preserving all relevant information that can be recalled at the click of a button.
Maintaining your equipment on a regular basis encourages the reuse and care of equipment instead of automatically jumping to the replacement option which should be a last-ditch effort. Reusing well maintained equipment promotes a greener service ideal as less new equipment is being purchased, there’s a measured approach to increasing the equipment tally, which ultimately saves money.
A regular community equipment service maintenance schedule can lead to creating better service practices which can be passed on to new employees as they progress through the service. Employees productivity improves, which is a huge benefit as the clarity of assets and their usage becomes clearer. This leads to quicker communication channels as it’s easier to produce evidence of equipment in a variety of formats for employees up to board members allowing them to create a better way of working for their staff.
An automated equipment test schedule allows clear visibility of equipment and their maintenance requirements and movements. This gives you accountability and information you can trust on a day-to-day basis.
With TCES Community, our dedicated community equipment service software tasks & servicing module you’ll never miss important test notifications for your equipment again. Staying ahead of schedule with our automated calendar allows you to optimise your equipment to its full potential and even generate ad-hoc tests should the need arise. Drill down on regular or emergency maintenance tests and their outcomes through business reporting and trend management. Improving you equipment maintenance with the TCES Community equipment service software is just the beginning.
Visit www.tcescommunity.co.uk/tasks-and-servicing/ for more information about TCES Community and its tasks and servicing module or talk to our Business Development team via firstname.lastname@example.org – 0800 652 0488.