SFG20, the independently developed software tool designed for facilities managers and building maintenance teams, has been augmented with the addition of a dedicated package for operators in the care home sector.
SFG20 was originally developed in the 1990s by the then Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association, now the Building and Engineering Services Association (BESA). Comprising an interactive library of core maintenance schedules designed to cover differing equipment types and building-specific tasks, the software tool has been routinely updated since that time.
Its contents can be integrated with organisations' own software solutions, or accessed through a Computer-aided Facilities Management (CAFM) system. An approved provider scheme for building owners and operators was set up in 2017.
The web-based library of maintenance schedules, written by BESA’s dedicated SFG20 technical team, covers an increasing number of building equipment types for sectors from offices and hotels to prisons, with the residential care home sector the latest to gain a bespoke maintenance schedule package. The new set provides guidance and advice on the operation and maintenance of these properties, including the specialised equipment used within them.
There are about 20,000 care homes in the UK and they pose specific maintenance challenges for FMs and their owners.
Steve Tomkins, head of business development for SFG20, said: “These buildings are not only places of work, but are also homes for their residents.
“Our aim is to provide an easy-to-access package of scheduled tasks that will help facilities teams ensure these buildings are maintained to current legislation.”
The SFG20 Residential Care Home Functional Set is built on the core elements of the SFG20 solution and combines all current statutory requirements, industry guidance and best practice. It features more than 560 schedules across 22 categories, including specialist equipment found in care homes such as window restrictors; bath hoists; and lifting slings.
Full details can be found here.
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