Regular surveys are an essential tool for facility managers to proactively identify and address potential maintenance issues before they escalate into major problems. These surveys provide valuable insights into the condition of a facility’s assets, allowing facility managers to prioritise repairs and maintenance activities to maximise asset lifespan and minimize downtime. By conducting regular surveys, facility managers can gather information about the condition of various systems and components, including drainage, potholes, paths, grounds and trees. This information can be used to identify areas of health and safety concern.
Early detection of these issues allows facility managers to schedule preventive maintenance activities, which can help to extend the life of assets and reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns. Preventive maintenance is typically less expensive and less disruptive than reactive maintenance, which is often performed when an asset has already failed. In addition to identifying potential maintenance problems, regular surveys can also help facility managers to track the overall condition of their assets over time. This trend data can be used to identify patterns and predict future maintenance needs, allowing facility managers to make informed decisions about asset replacement and budgeting.
Overall, regular surveys are an invaluable tool for facility managers to ensure the long-term health and reliability of their facilities. By proactively identifying and addressing maintenance issues, facility managers can save money, improve efficiency, and extend the lifespan of their assets.
OUTCO condition surveys are detailed GPS-tagged photographic assessment of your facility’s exterior assets, reporting on their current condition and highlighting any hazards or health and safety risks with a RAG rating. The condition survey provides a cost-effective insight of your on-site assets, including checks on the perimeter and security, surfaces, line marking, drains and drain covers, traffic calming and site furniture. Through regular condition surveys, remote site managers and directors can easily track asset condition over time to better inform and prioritise a maintenance programme, better control your budget and helping to extend the life of your assets.
With a large workforce out on your sites every day, providing a range of services our teams are highly trained to spot and report any potential risks on site using our bespoke hazard reporting software. Clients will receive detailed hazard report, including RAG rated and GPS-tagged photographs showing you the identified hazard and its exact location.
Asset Maintenance Services
With a range of pothole and surface repair solutions available for car park repair, OUTCO can help you extend the life of your surface asset and keep it safe and hazard free. Our fast solutions can have you site open and operating again in as little as 15 minutes
Whether it’s perimeter fencing, decorative fencing or temporary fencing that’s required, OUTCO can help. We also install or repair any site access points, including gates of all types and sizes and any entry doors or fire escapes
Effective line marking is an important requirement to safely guide and instruct traffic and pedestrians flows around your facility. From a simple line marking refresh to more complex brand-new design and installation, OUTCO can help keep your site well directed, safe and compliant
Paving & Walkways repair cannot usually be done by property owners or managers without access to specialist tools, equipment, operatives and products required to do the job properly. OUTCO is here to help you – quickly!
Reinforce your site with bollard maintenance, installation & repairs from OUTCO. Our asset maintenance teams are on hand for all kinds of maintenance & solutions
OUTCO’s asset maintenance teams can conduct a professional drain survey at short notice. Our national teams specialise in drain inspections using advanced camera technology
Meticulous road sweeping including car parks and paving to remove leaves, litter and other debris, using a range of suitable machinery and manpower from sweeper teams to high-capacity vehicles
OUTCO waste clearance service ensures any fly-tipping, dumping or any general waste left on your site can be quickly and safely removed, ensuring your facility remains clean, safe and well maintained
Had a spill on site, or do you just need to refresh your shop fronts or walkways? OUTCO’s jet washing service can refresh, and pressure clean your hardstanding areas from paint, oil, graffiti or the build-up of moss or algae
OUTCO condition surveys are a detailed GPS-tagged photographic assessment of your facility’s exterior assets, reporting on their current condition and highlighting any hazards or health and safety risks with a RAG rating
Following a site survey by our experts, OUTCO was appointed by leading supermarket giant ASDA to complete tree bedding repairs to the block paved car park and damaged kerbing around each tree pits at their superstore in Kingshill.
NHS Property Services Ltd Birmingham has employed the services of OUTCO since 2015. OUTCO was initially recommended by another NHS body. The contract was put out to tender and OUTCO won on service and cost differentiators. One of the principal aims of NHS Property Services Ltd Birmingham is to maintain a constant high level of support for hospitals, clinics and hospices. They need to supply 24/7 coverage, in all areas of their services, which includes keeping the roads, paths and car parks free of snow and ice in the winter months. This is essential as the NHS has a statutory obligation to keep staff, patients and visitors as safe as possible.
Kuehne+Nagel knew it needed to bring in the services of a specialist winter gritting provider, to provide protection against the financial and physical risks of adverse weather. The company engaged the services of OUTCO, the UK’s leading winter risk management specialist.
From clearing gutters to repairing potholes and unblocking drains, outdoor maintenance tasks are becoming more vital than ever in ensuring smooth business operations despite the challenges posed by increasing rain during autumn and winter
As the leaves begin to fall, businesses of every size are faced with the annual challenge of leaf accumulation on their premises. Those red, brown and yellow tones of Autumn may look stunning and evoke dreamy thoughts of stirring family walks and mulled wine, but for business, falling leaves clog drains, leading to water damage and flooding, and accumulate on paths, car parks, and other areas, posing a slip and fall hazard. Fallen leaves also attract pests and block gutters
What exactly causes potholes to form, and how does the current icy weather play a role? The freeze-thaw cycle is a natural process that occurs when temperatures fluctuate between freezing and thawing. This cycle is especially active during the winter and spring seasons, when temperatures frequently dip below freezing and then rise again
DIY Winter Gritting for Businesses: A Safe and Effective Approach. DIY gritting can be a cost-effective alternative for businesses with the necessary resources and expertise. In this blog, we’ll explore the key considerations for businesses undertaking their own winter gritting, with a focus on the specific areas that DIY Winter Gritting often falls short on.
The UK is no stranger to the extreme of winter weather. Throughout its history, the country has faced several extreme winter snow years, each leaving an indelible mark on infrastructure and the lives of our citizens.
With over two decades of expertise in winter gritting, OUTCO’s operational team has more experience than any other winter services provider in the UK