Preventive Maintenance 371 Development of a maintenance plan

Preventive maintenance 371 development of a

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3.7 Preventive Maintenance 3.7.1 Development of a maintenance plan Contents of a maintenance plan are; Cleaning rooster- where each person in charge of basic maintenance for every internal and external area named. Site plan- showing divisions into internal and external area for basic maintenance Inspection chart- listing each time for inspection of all items Job survey forms- for reporting on needed materials for or other assistance to the PHO in charge of maintenance Monthly health maintenance report- for reporting on all maintenance activities carried out during a month to the PHO in charge of maintenance Maintenance diary- for recording any action taken concerning maintenance Carrying out maintenance When carrying out maintenance, the following are always given priority; Basic cleaning This is the single most cost effective maintenance activity and should always be given attention Prevention of water damage This ensures the evacuation of rain water from the buildings and within the site. It also keeps rooms and associated components water- proof Controlling of bats, insects and microorganisms Feces and urine of bats and insects accumulate on the ceiling boards hence causing decomposition. To stop the bats from entering the building, entrance holes are sealed using mesh or firm rubber, roofs are made less attractive, crisscrossing wires are used to knock them off. Where termites are present, then anti- termites are used. Termite shelters are removed. Security maintenance A hard outer shell of walls and roofs that protect against breaking are used. Functioning doors and locks in all rooms and cardboards that have restricted access should be put in place. Hence, priority should be given to the maintenance of doors, windows and burglar proofing devices in external walls. Water supply maintenance Water is required for hand hygiene when handling patients and is also critical when teaching hygiene to the local community. Water is also used in cleaning. Thus, availability of safe water helps health facility staffs provide better medical services and also to maintain the facility. Priority too should be given to protecting water sources against Page | 66
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water pollution and also ensuring good functioning of storage tanks, supply pipes and rain water collection devices such as gutters and down pipes. 3.8 Building Regulations, standards and codes The existing relevant building laws are Local Government Act Cap 265, Public Health Act Cap 242, Land Control Act Cap 302, and Physical Planning Act Cap 286. A person who erects a building or develops land or changes the use of a building or land, or who owns or occupies a building or land shall comply with the requirements of this by-laws. Any person who intends to erect a building shall submit a written application to do so in such form as the council may require, completing all details required therein is so far as they apply to the proposal. The application form shall be completed in ink, signed by the developer or by
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