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Improve Your Childcare Centre with a Scheduled Maintenance Program

What are the characteristics of a high-quality childcare centre? Many parents will prioritise safety and cleanliness when deciding which centre is the best for their child or children. But, in fact, one of the key things to be aware of is if the childcare centre has a scheduled maintenance program in place. It is important to be aware of this as …

Ready, Set, MOW!

UMS took delivery of eight John Deere 1580 Out-front Mowers for use throughout the Toru region. Three were rear discharge decks and five were side discharge decks. “These mowers outperform most other machines in their class. They’ll be a great asset in helping UMS meet the standard Auckland Council looks for.” Said Will Maber, UMS’ …

UMS Henderson Depot Opening

UMS is proud to announce the official opening of its 1000 square metre Henderson depot! The new depot and staff it accommodates allows UMS to offer an expanded range of facility maintenance services. UMS celebrated its opening with 130 staff and guests. Including key people from Auckland Council and members of the Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges …

UMS (NZ) takes on a challenging but incredibly rewarding path

This year UMS decided to take on a challenging but incredibly rewarding path. UMS teamed up with the Ministry of Social Development. For anyone unfamiliar with the Ministry of Social Development, they are all about helping to build successful individuals. In turn building strong, healthy families and communities. Their job is far from easy as …

Improve your Properties Appearance with High Pressure Cleaning

When most people think of high pressure cleaning they think of water blasting dirt and grime off walls. But there is more to it than meets the eye. High pressure cleaning does more than just removing dust, mould, grease, grime, and pollution. It can actually increase your profits by improving the appearance of your building …

UMS Wins Prestige PTV Contract

Urban Maintenance Systems wins prestige Public Transport Victoria Bus Stop Maintenance contract covering almost 25,000 bus stops, right across Victoria inclusive of the construction of up to 100 indented bays per year. With over 21 years of maintenance experience in public infrastructure, UMS is well placed to provide comfort to PTV over the next five …

Maintenance Steps to keep False Fire Alarms at Bay

Incidences of false fire alarms are a bugbear for facility managers, with several states enforcing fines for them. Building owners and managers are being urged to take a closer look at their fire safety maintenance schedules in a bid to address a rising number of false fire alarms. The number of false fire alarms each year …

IT Security for Facility Managers

Why do facility managers need to take cyber threats more seriously and not leave it solely in the care of IT security providers? With IT security breaches on the rise, the facility management (FM) sector is at particular risk. This means that the ‘good enough’ approach needs to go. While no organisation deliberately ignores security threats, …