Workshops are typically used by businesses for creating goods and performing repairs. It may become evident to you that your workshop is not as efficient as you thought it was after you spent a lot of time there.
In order to make sure your workshop is in good working order, AGM Services recommends you perform a regular maintenance check, which could save you money over time.
Save money by performing a workshop ‘MOT’
Make sure your machinery is maintained
In order to ensure the effectiveness of your machinery, it is vital that it is in good working condition at all times. In addition to your workshop’s monthly maintenance check, you should incorporate this practice into your ongoing processes. It is important to make sure that your machinery is in good working order so that your employees stay safe, errors are prevented, and money is saved, especially if you discover a problem before it becomes a major one.
Taking care of any small issues with your machinery as soon as possible will save you money. Machines that work properly have less room for error, which can also reduce accidents. If you ignore damaged machinery, it will eventually cost you more money if you have to call someone out to fix or replace it.
Lights should be working properly
In your workshop, all the lighting should be the same color and strength (in lumens or watts), preferably from the same brand. If detailed visibility is required, bright light over 5000K, also known as imitated daylight, should be used. When you have adequate lighting, you are more likely to be satisfied with the results of your task.
While it may take some time and money at the beginning, this can be very beneficial in the long run. You can work more efficiently in your workshop if there is uniform lighting throughout. By saving time and money now, you will be able to do other things in the future.
Make sure the workshop is deep cleaned
Performing a deep cleaning of your workshop is a good idea for your annual workshop inspection. Organizing your workshop properly can help you raise workplace safety standards and help you organize the workshop properly.
In addition to reducing workplace injuries, improving the safety of your workshop also helps you locate missing tools and equipment. The extra benefit of establishing specific storage locations for tools and products in your workshop is that it will increase overall efficiency.
Investing in your tools is one of your most important decisions
One of the most fundamental things you can do to improve your workplace is to choose the right tools. You should check the quality and maintenance of all of your tools regularly. Replacements may be needed if some have broken, been damaged, or gone missing since you last checked.
It may seem redundant to purchase new tools, but buying in bulk can result in discounts, and new tools can improve the quality of your work, which will help you retain and attract customers.
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Utilize a simple Google Sheets checklist to assign roles and responsibilities throughout the team, with various tasks that need to be completed daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually.
As part of the workshop MOT, give your team access to the checklist so they can log in, check the tasks, and track tracked changes within the document. Following a trial period where the MOT checklist is tested and the workshop benefits from it, additional or removed tasks can be added or removed.
It might seem like a lot of work to maintain your workshop regularly, but it will save you money and make your workplace more organized and clean. When you implement the measures mentioned above, you will be able to run your workshop more efficiently.