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Here at Tempus, we provide a wide range of facilities management services for buildings and sites across the United Kingdom. With ten years of industry experience and a large, skilled team, we’re able to respond to all kinds of requests for both preventative and reactive maintenance measures.

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What is Planned Preventative Maintenance?

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is the scheduling of maintenance tasks ahead of time. This maintenance schedule is regular and takes place while assets are still fully functioning. As well as being highly useful when performed on systems and equipment, having a Planned Preventative Maintenance schedule for buildings is also beneficial.

We don’t just put a date in the diary and run a few checks. We create a 52-week maintenance plan that is bespoke specific to your plant or site. Following these visits, we will provide reports including a full task list and appropriate certificates as well as any remedial quotes for additional work that is required.


Why is PPM important?

PPM allows you to ensure that every aspect of your building, from heating to electricity and wiring, is working as intended. It proactively prevents issues that might affect your systems and equipment. For facilities which have lots of essential equipment on-site, regular PPM will give you peace of mind that all of your systems have been properly assessed and serviced. This will help to preempt issues that may occur, identify any problems to be rectified and also remain compliant with health and safety.

Each PPM task is designed to identify and prevent early signs of malfunctioning in equipment, whether it be individual components or larger mechanisms of systems. By missing out on regular maintenance, the chances of a piece of equipment breaking increases.

However, if you stick to regular maintenance, your business is more likely to benefit by experiencing reduced downtimes, being able to use resources more efficiently and building better working processes. In the long term, PPM can save you money and time that would otherwise be spent repairing or replacing an asset should it break down entirely.


PPM compliance

While PPM is a useful option for certain aspects of buildings, it is mandatory for others. For example, you must carry out regular maintenance on your fire alarm systems in order to be legally compliant. Tempus can provide this maintenance for you and ensure that your site is compliant with health and safety in the workplace.

Who needs PPM?

Any business with a large number of employees or which operates with expensive equipment and systems would benefit from PPM. If all of your staff work from the same building, then it makes sense to have regular PPM scheduled. Otherwise, all of your team might be unable to work if something important on your site was to break down. This could result in downtime for your business and a loss of revenue.

What can PPM help to resolve?

There’s a long list of services that run around the clock which are easy to take for granted while they’re working but would cause a huge inconvenience if they broke down, such as:

  • Plumbing and hot water

  • Cleaning and sanitation

  • Access control, security and CCTV

  • Electrical wiring

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning

  • Power and lighting

If even one of these were to break down, it would no doubt disrupt the working environment in your building and cause huge problems. The solution at this point would be to call for reactive maintenance to resolve the issue, however, relying on reactive maintenance is not ideal.

It might be the case that all nearby facilities management companies are fully booked until the following week. They might not currently have the parts required to repair or replace your broken systems. Or it simply might be incredibly expensive to have this kind of maintenance work done at short notice. All of this can be prevented by having a PPM schedule in place.

Our other services

We provide a wide range of facilities management services, meaning we can take care of all aspects of a building. Here are some of the other facilities management services we provide.

Access & Security

We provide CCTV systems, as well as general security which includes everything from intruder alarms to locksmith services. We can review your site and provide you with our professional, impartial opinion on which security systems would be best suited for your property.

Mechanical services

We regularly work on heating and ventilation systems which are essential in the workplace in order to maintain the correct temperature. In addition to this, we also provide more complex mechanical services, such as air handling units and building management systems and controls.

Electrical services

When it comes to electrical services, we can provide your building with everything from simple lighting installations to thorough portable appliance testing. We’re also qualified to perform Electrical Condition Installation Report (EICR) tests, which should be carried out at least once every five years.

Get your PPM scheduled in

To conclude, PPM helps to prevent breakdowns that could lead to an expensive and time-consuming interruption to your business.

PPM requires regular maintenance on your site, which does mean a structured payment plan. However, these payments are likely to be less than the cost of repairing or replacing a broken down piece of expensive equipment. Combined with the business lost during the downtime, there’s no telling how much the overall losses could add up to.

By giving yourself and your employees the peace of mind that everything on your site is compliant with health and safety regulations, you can boost productivity and give yourself one less thing to worry about.

How we can help you

Here at Tempus, we’re experts at providing facilities management for buildings of all sizes. As well as PPM, we can also help by delivering reactive maintenance, as well as a whole range of other services.

We can come to your site, assess your facilities and arrange a planned maintenance schedule that suits your needs. We’ll make sure that everything on your site is working to the desired level with minimal disruption to the day-to-day activities of your business.


Our team is large and experienced enough to scale our services up to any size of operation. Should you need advice or urgent assistance, our helpdesk is available 24/7/365. As we provide a nationwide service, we’ll have members of our team readily available to help you all over the country. So, if you need urgent help or you’d like to schedule a PPM plan, feel free to contact us at any time.

For more information about Planned Preventative Maintenance and the services we provide, please contact us.