There are many benefits of adopting a balanced maintenance regime. Download the SFG20 whitepaper to read more on the topic of how to optimise your maintenance regime. The correct servicing of assets help to reduce unforeseen breakdowns and inconvenience. It also minimises costs compared to a repair, and helps to realise the full intended lifespan of the equipment. The FM Tech Survey 2020 states that 84% of UK respondents with CAFM software are using it to help manage planned maintenance. Creating schedules for assets can be an unmanageable but CAFM makes the process simple – and even more so when integrated with SFG20.
So, what exactly is SFG20?
Created in 1990 by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), SFG20 is recognised as the industry standard for building maintenance specification. Its cloud-based library of content contains over 2,000 maintenance schedules for more than 70 equipment types, which are kept updated by the SFG20 team of technical authors. This content is an invaluable resource for FMs, as they can simply refer to SFG20 maintenance schedules instead of referring to the manufacturer guidelines for each asset. This saves significant time and hassle whilst making it easier for an organisation to manage their own risk and remain compliant.
Why is the content in SFG20 maintenance schedules so valuable?
Schedules include clear task guidance to advise engineers of what work is required to maintain each asset, the frequency with which each task should be performed to avoid under- or over-maintaining, and what skills are required from the engineer (mechanical, gas safe, electrical etc).
A RAG colour-coding system is used to help prioritise tasks in order to optimise maintenance. The maintenance schedules display the recommended rating based on legislation, regulation and industry best practice.
- Red – statutory / legal (to ensure legal compliance)
- Pink – mandatory / business critical (to ensure sector / organisation compliance)
- Amber – optimal (function critical and industry best practice)
- Green – discretionary (non-critical maintenance).