As more Canadians prioritize their health and fitness in the post-covid era, and your facility and fitness equipment usage increases, it becomes increasingly important to stay on top preventative maintenance in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. If members are regularly notifying you of inoperative equipment, then your system is broken, and you could be putting your members at risk.
Keeping equipment in the best possible operating condition not only ensures the safety of your members, clients and staff but also helps to extend the lifespan of increasingly costly gym equipment.
Many owner/operators continue to rely on inefficient manual methods such as spreadsheets or pen-and-paper systems to keep track of their equipment maintenance and repair schedules. However, digital solutions today have become the popular choice as a more efficient and effective way to manage gym equipment and facilities.
Here are 5 Benefits of utilizing a digital solution to manage the upkeep and maintenance of your facility and gym equipment:
1. Simplify Scheduling
One of the most significant benefits of using a digital solution for gym equipment maintenance is the ability to schedule maintenance tasks and track them automatically. You can easily set up an electronic checklist and preventative maintenance schedule for every individual piece of equipment, including reminders for regular servicing, cleaning, and repairs.
2. Increase efficiency with Automation
You can automate many of the tasks associated with your equipment and facility upkeep and reduce the need for manual intervention. For example, you can set up the system to generate work orders automatically when maintenance tasks are due, assign tasks to staff members, track progress, and create reports.
3. Extend Equipment Lifespan
Regular maintenance and upkeep of gym equipment and facilities is critical to ensuring longevity. A digital solution will prolong the lifespan of your equipment by ensuring maintenance tasks are completed on time and at the right intervals, minimizing the need for costly repairs or replacements.
4. Enhance Safety
Proper equipment maintenance is essential to ensuring the safety of gym users. A digital solution can help to prevent accidents and injuries by ensuring that equipment is regularly serviced, cleaned, and inspected for potential hazards. This helps to reduce the risk of equipment failure and promotes a safer gym environment.
5. Generate Reports and Analytics
Easily track equipment usage, maintenance and repair costs, and generate reports to identify trends and insights. This information can help you make more informed decisions and improve the overall efficiency of your maintenance program.
Elizabeth Kaiss is the President of Facility Vitals, a cutting-edge software solution that helps fitness facility operators with the upkeep, cleanliness and maintenance of equipment and facilities. You can reach Facility Vitals by visiting www.facilityvitals.com or emailing them at email@example.com.