The University owns and operates an extensive portfolio of buildings and land assets utilised to deliver its teaching and research programmes.
Facilities Maintenance section performs campus maintenance, housekeeping, landscaping and grounds services as well as provision of utility services and offers an integrated service model that provides customers with a single point of contact and around-the-clock service. Maintenance section maintains university facilities and provides quality support services for the physical environment of the university, reducing energy consumption through education and use of alternative sources of energy.
Standard Operating Procedures
SOPS documents required for efficient delivery of services to various clients are
- Preventive maintenance of Facilities
- Preventive Maintenance of Equipment.
- Corrective maintenance
- Energy Management
- Cleaning and Sanitation
- Ground Maintenance
- Waste Management
- Event Management
Preventive maintenance – Annual Preventative maintenance schedule is available and indicates the period when critical equipment are maintained in the year. The preventative maintenance schedule is reviewed periodically by manager maintenance and new items added as new plant is commissioned.
Statutory maintenance – Statutory requirements require maintenance section to undertake specific tasks to ensure that facilities are fit for purpose and safe to use e.g. lift maintenance. Statutory maintenance is generally contracted out under comprehensive maintenance contracts to ensure that it is performed as required by law and signed work sheets are provided to maintenance section verifying that the tasks have been performed.
Corrective maintenance – This is handled via LAN Support system and work orders are automatically generated for the relevant trade technician as required by maintenance champions in various departments. The current designated Administrator is the Manager, Maintenance.
Every user (Technician) is able to access the master call list and allocate themselves tickets that relate to their areas. However, their rights are limited and they cannot terminate the process without the approval of Administrator.
Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) - The University’s CAPEX is estimated each year and is approved by the Management Board. CAPEX covers Machinery & Equipment, Furniture & fittings, Capital Improvement projects normally used to replace building elements that are at an end of their life cycle e.g., air conditioning systems, leaking and rusted roofs etc. and construction projects
Event and grounds management.
Events held in auditorium and other venues are booked through the maintenance manager ext 550/602
Contacts (email and phone)
Leah W. Gichuki