Click Create Maintenance Plan For Assets
Enter the maintenance plan name. If you have previously created a maintenance plan template that could be applied to this maintenance plan, start typing the name of that template in the Load template field. Any templates that match the text entered will be available to select. If you select the template, all the occurrences you added to the template will become available in the Checkpoints section. You will be able to add additional occurrences to this plan, if required.
Enter the record ID.
Select the Start Date of the maintenance plan. The End Date of the maintenance plan is optional. If you select the end date for the maintenance plan that means that all the scheduled occurrences must fall within the start and end date of the maintenance plan. If you do not select the end date for the maintenance plan that means that future occurrences will continue to be generated until the desired end date is added.
You can add an optional description of this maintenance plan in the Description field.
Select the Supplier Trade. Suppliers allocated to the selected trade will be assignable to the scheduled occurrences. Only one Supplier Trade can be selected per maintenance plan. Selecting the supplier trade will enable you to select a supplier required to complete the occurrences within the maintenance plan. If you selected a template, the Supplier trade and Asset Category will be pre-populated.
Select the Asset Category. Assets within this category will be available for selection when the related property is selected. You also have the option to select the Document Upload Library.
Enter the supplier organisation name. Select the property the maintenance plan needs to be carried out in. If the maintenance plan is being created for a particular location within the property, select the Location from the dropdown.
When you select the property (and location), all the assets linked to the selected property that are within the selected asset category will become available for selection. Use the tickboxes next to each asset to include or exclude them from the maintenance plan.
If there are no assets of the selected category in the selected property, a message will show on the screen.
In the Checkpoints section you need to add the occurrences that make up your maintenance plan. If you are using a maintenance template, all the occurrences from the template will be available.
Enter the name of the occurrence. Select the maintenance type from the dropdown. Enter the description of the occurrence. This is likely to contain the instructions on how to complete the maintenance works required.
Select the frequency of the occurrence. Each occurrence you add will have a different frequency. The frequency can be set in days, weeks, months or years.
When a maintenance plan is created, occurrences with frequency greater than 1 week will be superseded by occurrences with longer frequency. For example, if you have checkpoints for a monthly fire extinguisher test and a quarterly fire extinguisher service, the third occurrence of the monthly fire extinguisher test will be superseded by the quarterly fire extinguisher service as the quarterly service is set to occur every three months. This avoids having a monthly test and the quarterly service happening at the same time. It is likely that the quarterly service will include the actions carried out during the monthly tests.
Select the tolerance in days. Tolerance means the number of days prior the due date of the occurrence when a supplier can action the occurrence assigned to them. For example, if the tolerance is set to 4 days and the occurrence due date is 12 & 04 & 2019, the earliest the supplier will be able to complete the occurrence on the system is 08 & 04 & 2019.
There is the ability to set the Paperwork requirement Category on each checkpoint created. The options on the Maintenance Plan checkpoints are shown below;
- Verification Required – Document upload and Verify
- No Verification Required – Document upload only
- No Paperwork Required – no documents required, but can bulk complete
When you have filled in the mandatory fields, click Add Checkpoint. This will save the occurrence and you will be able to add a new one. Continue adding the occurrences in this way until your maintenance plan is complete.
Every occurrence you create can be assigned to a different supplier. By default, every occurrence will be assigned to the supplier selected in the Maintenance Plan Details section when you save the maintenance plan but if you want to assign the occurrence to a different supplier, start typing the supplier name in the Supplier field. Only suppliers allocated to the previously selected supplier trade will be available for selection.
If you wish to edit any of the already saved occurrences click the Edit icon. The occurrence details will become available for editing. If you wish to remove the occurrence, click the remove icon.
When you are sure that the maintenance plan has all the required occurrences, click Create. This will create the maintenance plan for the selected assets within the property. Clicking Create & New will create the maintenance plan and open the new creation page where you can create another maintenance plan. Clicking Cancel will not save the maintenance plan and you will be taken back to the PPM Search page.
Based on the frequency you set, future occurrences will be created and shown in the Schedule widget. Clicking on the view icon will open the details for each of the occurrences. You can use the Filters at the top of the widget to filter the occurrences based on the maintenance type or the name of the occurrence.
The number of occurrences displayed in the Schedule is dependent on the setup in the Admin section. You can set the occurrence period, for example to 365 days, meaning that the Schedule widget will generate and display all occurrences that are due within the next 365 days. If you set the occurrence period to 90 days, the Schedule widget will display all occurrences scheduled within the next 90 days.
Once you save the maintenance plan, all the occurrences in the Checkpoints widget can be edited by clicking the edit icon.