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This article will explain why Mintek’s Transcendent makes a good Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Private Schools.

Private Schools Should Examine the Benefits of Using An EAM

According to the National Center for Education Statistics there were over today 33,000 private schools in operation throughout the U.S. at the end of 2008. As older schools go beyond their useful lifespan, new schools are often constructed. In order to open a new school most states have a health or environmental inspection checklist that schools must pass. In Florida, for example, new schools must have an environmental health inspection.

Florida Department of Health

The purpose of the inspections is to prevent or minimize the risk of transmitting disease, injury, or bodily harm. Inspections must also continue on a regular basis to ensure the safety of the children.

Major inspection items

There are many items that need to be inspected, the major inspection items include

  • Ensuring there is adequate and ongoing maintenance and repair procedures
  • Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Sanitary facilities and restrooms
  • Playground and athletic facilities and equipment
  • Fencing

Why use an EAM

Schools endure significant wear and tear, intentionally or unintentionally children and youth can be destructive. If not properly maintained the useful lifecycle of school assets will be shortened considerably. An EAM will help manage assets from purchase through retirement by enabling automated work orders, scheduling inspections and preventive maintenance. Maintenance management efficiency is further increased when handheld devices are used with the EAM.