This course is split up into two annual seasons: Winter and Summer. Each section deals with the necessary repairs around the property that must be addressed in order to keep the basic systems functioning properly and avoid costly repairs and replacements. Our checklists are all encompassing and will be relevant to any multifamily property no matter what size, design or geographic location. Preventative maintenance is the lifeblood of a property and without it, your property will die physically and financially. We ensure your staff knows what to inspect and how to make the needed repairs to keep your physical property in tip -top condition.
Safety and Decreasing on the job Injuries
“Safety First” is a common motto, but many companies think their employees are acting safely by using common sense. Unfortunately, maintenance staff find themselves in interesting situations where common sense doesn’t always prevail. That is why consistent safety training is needed. Sometimes, the only time a safety issue is brought to management’s attention is when they are being investigated by OSHA. By then, it may be too late to avoid large fines and penalties. This course will cover all the best safety practices as well as bring to the forefront the process OSHA uses to perform their safety inspections. After this class your staff will be able to bring any property into compliance before OSHA shows up. It will also empower them with the knowledge to create safe work environments and take all necessary safety precautions during their routine and not so routine assignments.
Hiring and Supervising Contractors & Vendors
This is a skill that must be taught. Many maintenance supervisors find it difficult to locate and hire new vendors. Once vendors do work onsite many don’t know how to supervise and inspect their work for quality and compliance with the agreed upon contract or negotiated terms. This class will give your staff members the necessary tools to be able to work effectively with vendors and deal with any issues which may arise. The course covers qualifying vendors and contractors, scheduling, the three-bid process, creating the scope of work, change orders, payments, inspections, and final punch lists.
Painting Techniques of the Pros
This topic may seem unnecessary but believe it or not many service members don’t understand how to paint efficiently and effectively. In this course we give them the insight into whether a unit should be touched up or fully painted, how they should maximize painting efficiency in their daily operations, different application techniques, texturing, prepping, patching, sheens, working with suppliers and tools and tricks of the trade. Efficient painting practices can save your property a lot of time and money, while inefficient painting practices can cost your property more money than your ever imagined.