SFG20, the unique software tool for facilities managers and building maintenance teams, has introduced a new dedicated package for the care home sector.
Launched in 1990 by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), SFG20 is the recognised industry standard for building maintenance specifications. It is a web-based service, with a growing library of maintenance schedules, covering an increasing number of building equipment types for sectors from offices and hotels to prisons.
The SFG20 Residential Care Home Functional Set is an online resource of tasks and schedules providing guidance and advice on the operation and maintenance of these properties, including the specialised equipment used within them.
There are around 20,000 care homes in the UK and they pose specific maintenance challenges for FMs and their owners.
In recent months, the links between buildings and occupant health has been made very clear. At the November 2020 BESA conference, Dr Stephanie Taylor of Yale University spoke about the significant role that buildings play in protecting occupants from ill-health.
Steve Tomkins, Head of Business Development for SFG20, said: “Dr Taylor referred to building engineers as the physicians of the built environment. And we feel that this is very true in the case of maintenance teams in care homes, where well-maintained buildings can support good health for occupants and the people who work there.
“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 team includes experts who oversee all of the information, so users know they are always working to the most up-to-date regulations.”
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 over 560 schedules across 22 categories, including specialist equipment found in care homes such as: window restrictors; bath hoists; and lifting slings.
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