Construction to Facilities Management for Ballarat Community Health

By July 25, 2016 No Comments

Ballarat Community Health engaged the services of WebFM to initially deliver their Operation & Maintenance manuals, assets, as-built plans, warranties, commissioning and maintenance routines for the Lucas and Sebastopol facilities.

The Lucas Facility is the Headquarters of Ballarat Community Health and was officially opened in June, 2014. A local builder, A W Nicholson constructed the magnificent award winning facility.

The building project received $11.6m in funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing under the Health & Hospitals Fund Program Regional Priority initiative to provide a new Primary Care Facility for the Ballarat community. This has been supported by a further $2m investment by Ballarat Community Health. The result is a state of the art facility to serve the Ballarat and regional areas.

The Sebastopol project has recently been completed utilising OMTrak to deliver their manuals through A W Nicholson.

On completion of the Lucas Facility, Ballarat Community Health Financial Services Manager, Hennie Oosthuizen, engaged the services of Mark Lewis, the WebFM Facilities Management Consultant to extract the relevant data from the manuals provided and set up the maintenance routines required to ensure the essential service requirements will be maintained going forward.

BCH, like so many organisations, understand that they have obligations to maintain their facility to the legislative requirements, however do not have the resources to employ a full-time facilities manager. Hennie engaged Mark Lewis to establish the framework to form their requirements for maintenance.

Contracts have been let and the facility is being maintained to legislative requirements by Hennie at a fraction of the cost of employing a full-time maintenance manager which is critical for a not-for-profit community service.

It all started with capturing the assets and maintenance requirements during construction to allow Ballarat Community Health to maintain a safe facility.