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Why Should You Outsource Your Facility Maintenance?

Many managers may face the problem of choosing between outsourcing a Facility Maintenance (FM) provider or using in-house staff. But, when industry experts and academics were asked which one was the better choice – both agreed that outsourcing to a FM provider was the best decision in the long-run. Facilities Management is a field that …

Good Advice – Tackling Graffiti in Playspaces

We came across an informative article in Play Australia, Summer 2018 – Issue 01, written by UMS’ Executive Manager, Mike Hoy, on the safety implications of substances used for removing graffiti from playground equipment. To tackle graffiti in playspaces he advised readers that: –   The diversity of materials used in manufacturing playground equipment and the …

Why Should You Care About Building Maintenance?

Routine commercial cleaning and maintenance are more than just an appearance, it is about making sure your commercial property is well-maintained, in working order and is free from unsightly and dangerous damage. It is about fixing the problem at an early detection stage rather than leaving it until it is at a point of no …

UMS Wins Western Sydney and Parramatta Park Trust Contracts

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) announces our recent successful contract renewals with Western Sydney Parklands Trust and Parramatta Park Trust. This will be UMS’ second consecutive term and third consecutive term at both Trusts, respectively. Western Sydney Parklands Trust is Australia’s largest urban park. For the last 50 years, it has provided well-maintained facilities and open …

Temporary Fencing to the Rescue

UMS has had to deal with our fair share of hard climate conditions and winds, on projects, over the years. So, we understand the impact the elements have on temporary fencing. At UMS, we take into consideration all the conditions on site. Including the average wind velocity of the area. For high wind areas like …

Signs of Paint Degradation

In our last blog post, we suggested how you should maintain your facility’s exterior. In this blog, we will identify the signs of paint degradation and when it’s time to repaint your business’ facade. There are a number of factors that will affect when you are due to repaint. The main factors are quality of …

A testament to what it is like working for UMS

It should come as no surprise that companies that lead in employee engagement are often some of the most successful and profitable companies. Poor employee engagement means turnover, low morale, poor customer service, and a general blow to your bottom line. At UMS we treat our employees just as well as we treat our clients. We …

UMS announces the formation of its New Zealand Advisory Board

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) announced that it has formed an Advisory Board to assist in strengthening the company’s current commitment (Auckland Council Total Facilities Contract) and identifying means to capitalise on future growth opportunities across New Zealand. Among other matters, the Advisory Board will provide local counsel with respect to the Company’s corporate governance over …

Symphony Under the Stars – Sydney Festival

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) is continuing their long-standing collaboration with one of the most well-loved Sydney Festival events to Parramatta – Symphony Under the Stars! UMS will be managing the waste and clean-up of the amenities – ensuring a clean and pleasant environment for all to enjoy. UMS sponsored Symphony Under the Stars 2018 This …

Merry Christmas from the team at UMS

Merry Christmas to all! It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here. The year has passed so quickly with much achieved over the past 12 months. With the festive season upon us, we turn our thoughts to family, celebrations, eating, drinking and perhaps travel. On behalf of the Board and …