Darren Stewart
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Darren Stewart

Darren is the Head of Marketing at FaultFixers.
Preventative Maintenance

The Guide to Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) is a proactive strategy that goes beyond traditional maintenance approaches, aiming to maximize overall equipment effectiveness, minimize downtime, and optimize productivity. 
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
November 23, 2023
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Work Order Management

How to create a work order template in Word

Creating a perfect work order process involves streamlining the workflow to ensure efficiency, clarity, and accountability. 
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
November 20, 2023
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Facilities Management

What is a facilities ticketing system?

A facilities ticketing system is a software application designed to streamline and manage the process of handling maintenance and service requests.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
November 23, 2023
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Facilities Management

What is Hard Facilities Management?

In this blog post, we will delve into the intricacies of hard facilities management, understanding its significance & key components.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
November 20, 2023
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Maintenance Management

What is maintenance software?

Maintenance software is a type of computer program designed to facilitate and enhance the management of maintenance activities within an organization.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
November 20, 2023
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Maintenance Management

Designing a Maintenance Workflow

A properly planned maintenance workflow is of paramount importance for organizations across various industries. It serves as the backbone of efficient operations, offering a structured and proactive approach to asset management.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
November 8, 2023
A Guide
Maintenance Management

How reliability engineers can use maintenance software instead of spreadsheets or pen and paper

Maintenance software offers numerous advantages in terms of efficiency, accuracy, data management, and analysis. Here's how reliability engineers can leverage maintenance software.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
October 16, 2023
How to
Maintenance Management

A Beginners Guide to Football Pitch Maintenance

In this simple guide, we'll delve into the specifics of football pitch maintenance, from preparing the pitch for the season to ongoing care to ensure a safe and enjoyable game for players and spectators alike.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
October 5, 2023
A Guide
Maintenance Management

A Beginners Guide to Brewery Maintenance

Whether you are a seasoned brewmaster or just starting out on your brewing journey, understanding the importance of brewery maintenance is crucial.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
October 5, 2023
A Guide
Asset Management

How to create an equipment maintenance spreadsheet in Excel

A quick 5-minute step-by-step guide where you will learn how to quickly create an equipment maintenance schedule in Excel.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
January 24, 2024
A Guide
CAFM

An introduction to CAFM software

A CAFM system, or Computer-Aided Facility Management system, is a comprehensive software solution designed to help organizations effectively manage and optimize their physical assets and facilities.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
September 7, 2023
A Guide
Preventative Maintenance

Comprehensive CCTV System Preventive Maintenance Checklist

To ensure your CCTV systems optimal functionality and longevity, regular preventive maintenance is essential.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
August 17, 2023
Listicle
Maintenance Management

The 80/20 Rule for Preventative and Reactive Maintenance

In the world of maintenance management, finding the balance between proactive and reactive strategies is crucial for optimising operational efficiency and minimising downtime.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
August 14, 2023
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Preventative Maintenance

How to create a digital preventative maintenance schedule

In this article we will give you a quick step-by-step guide on creating a preventative maintenance schedule using a preventative maintenance system like FaultFixers.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
August 14, 2023
How to
Maintenance Management

How to create a maintenance checklist using Microsoft Forms and Excel

Microsoft Forms & Excel used together can make a simple maintenance management checklist where when someone fills in the form it will populate the results into a spreadsheet.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
July 24, 2023
How to
Preventative Maintenance

100 Examples of Preventative Maintenance

In this blog post, we've compiled a comprehensive list of 100 example preventative maintenance tasks that facility managers and property owners can implement.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
July 20, 2023
Listicle
Maintenance Management

Streamlining School Management: The Power of MIS and CMMS Integration

In this article, we will explore how the integration of these two systems can significantly enhance the overall efficiency of educational institutions.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
July 20, 2023
What is?
Preventative Maintenance

How to create a preventive maintenance schedule using Excel 

A quick 5-minute step-by-step guide where you will learn how to quickly create a preventative maintenance schedule in Excel.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
September 14, 2023
How to
Care Home Maintenance

Elevating Care: How a CMMS Transforms Maintenance in Care Homes

Within the compassionate world of care homes, the well-being and comfort of residents are paramount. Behind the scenes, the seamless operation of essential equipment and facility maintenance plays a critical role.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
July 20, 2023
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Facilities Management

Factory Maintenance: A Guide for Industrial Excellence

Maintenance plays a vital role in the success of any factory. It ensures optimal equipment performance, minimises downtime, and maximises productivity.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
July 11, 2023
A Guide
Care Home Maintenance

10 Top Care Management Software Systems

Care home management software is designed to streamline and automate various administrative and operational tasks within care homes or assisted living facilities.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 29, 2023
Listicle
Property Maintenance

What is property defect management software?

Defect management software for property developers is a specialised tool designed to streamline the process of identifying, tracking, and resolving defects or issues in construction projects. 
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 29, 2023
What is?
Facilities Management

What is facility management?

Facility management refers to the coordination, operation, and maintenance of a wide range of physical assets within an organisation to ensure their effective and efficient use.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 26, 2023
What is?
Property Maintenance

What Is Building Maintenance?

Building maintenance encompasses a range of activities undertaken to uphold and restore the operational efficiency of both residential and commercial properties. These activities encompass various tasks such as cleaning, landscaping, and the upkeep of electrical systems.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 26, 2023
What is?
Maintenance Management

Understanding O&M: Operations and Maintenance Manual

The acronym "O&M" stands for "Operations and Maintenance" representing the essential functions, responsibilities, and labour involved in the day-to-day operations of various systems and assets. 
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 26, 2023
A Guide
Asset Management

Asset Tagging in Maintenance: Enhancing Asset Management and Efficiency

In this article we’ll explore the benefits and applications of asset tagging in maintenance and how you can implement it yourself with a quick step-by-step guide.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 26, 2023
A Guide
Maintenance Management

What is a maintenance ticketing system?

A maintenance ticketing system, also known as a maintenance management system or work order management system, is a software application designed to streamline and automate the process of creating, tracking, and managing maintenance requests or work orders.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 22, 2023
What is?
Preventative Maintenance

The Power of Preventative Maintenance for Schools

Schools are bustling centres of education, nurturing young minds and fostering growth. To create an optimal learning environment, it is crucial to ensure that school facilities are well-maintained and free from disruptions.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 22, 2023
A Guide
Facilities Management

Top 20 Facilities Management Software

A curated list of 20 software vendors that provide different types of facilities management software. From space planning, maintenance management to enterprise IT asset management.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 22, 2023
Listicle
Facilities Management

10 Unique Challenges of Sports Facility Management

Sports facility management presents its own set of unique challenges. Unlike facilities such as offices and retail spaces, sports facilities are prone to a number of different challenges that can make it challenging to maintain. We explore some of those challenges in this article.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 21, 2023
Listicle
Preventative Maintenance

The Importance of Preventive Maintenance in Hotels

Maintaining the operational efficiency and guest satisfaction in a hotel is a top priority for hoteliers. One crucial aspect of achieving these goals is implementing a robust preventive maintenance program. 
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 21, 2023
A Guide
Preventative Maintenance

5 Benefits of Off-Season Planned Maintenance: A Strategic Approach

In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the preference for off-season planned maintenance and the benefits it brings to businesses.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 21, 2023
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Preventative Maintenance

How Preventative Maintenance Can Save a Business Money: A Facility Management Perspective

One of the most effective strategies employed by facility managers is preventative maintenance. In this article, we will explore how preventative maintenance can save a business money and why it should be a priority for facility management.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 21, 2023
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Property Maintenance

How QR codes can improve maintenance

QR codes and tags revolutionise maintenance by streamlining access to equipment information. Instead of manual searches, a simple photo scan provides instant data retrieval. This saves time, boosts productivity, and eliminates the need for physical documents or software navigation.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 12, 2023
What is?
Facilities Management

Facilities management software for schools

The importance of facilities management in schools cannot be overstated. Well-maintained and efficiently managed facilities create a conducive learning environment for students.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 12, 2023
What is?
Cmms

What is a CMMS and do you need one?

A CMMS, or Computerised Maintenance Management System to give its full name is maintenance software for managing assets, work orders, inventory, preventive maintenance, reactive maintenance tickets and more.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
September 1, 2023
What is?
Maintenance Management

What is reactive maintenance?

Reactive maintenance, as opposed to preventive maintenance, involves addressing equipment malfunctions or breakdowns after they occur.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 13, 2023
What is?
Maintenance Management

What is Maintenance Software, anyway?

Maintenance software is used by most, it not all, facilities and properties businesses. But what is maintenance software & how does it help teams?
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
May 22, 2023
What is?
Care Home Maintenance

Recurring maintenance tasks for care homes

Recurring maintenance tasks can be a useful method to ensure your care homes are safe and comfortable for your residents and staff...
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
June 9, 2023
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Property Maintenance

Software for Property Professionals: 4 tools disrupting the industry

In this blog, FaultFixers reviews software for Property Professionals and the four tools disrupting the industry, supporting businesses with technology.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
May 9, 2023
Listicle
Maintenance Management

What is emergency maintenance and how to avoid it

Emergency maintenance issues is a maintenance issue that directly threatens health and safety, profitability or production due to a critical fault...
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
April 24, 2023
What is?
Maintenance Management

Benefits Of Digitising Maintenance Management

We take a look at how companies manage their assets, equipment, and facilities plays a crucial role in operations by digitising maintenance management.
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
April 24, 2023
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