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Facilities Management completes over 5,800 work orders a month at IRT communities

Our Facilities Management team delivers top-quality maintenance services to over 30 IRT communities across NSW, ACT and Qld.

Each month, we complete over 4,000 work order requests. These include trade work, home and property maintenance, cleaning, painting, landscaping and gardening, tagging and testing of equipment and project management.

For more than 40 years, making a difference to the lives of our customers has been at the heart of everything we do.

Two facilities management staff discussing the next job on bonnet of work truck
Facilities Management staff working on garden patch at IRT retirement village

Our maintenance services

Our team includes over 90 qualified tradespeople, gardeners and customer service professionals.

We are proud to support the IRT Retirement Village, Aged Care and Home Care businesses to ensure older Australians continue to live their best lives.

Our philosophy is at the heart of everything we do – we believe in making a difference where it counts by caring for the places where residents live, people work and play.

Qualified professionals

All members of the Facilities Management team are qualified in their area of specialisation or trade. Employees complete aged care induction courses and mandatory in-house training on elder abuse and workplace health and safety.

When we need to, we bring in external contractors to complete some of the work. They’re all required to be certified and have a registered ABN, insurance certificates and criminal background checks.

Quality and safety

To improve quality and safety, our team members now use the iAuditor smartphone app to improve work and safety standards . Issues can be reported quicker, shared with the team and resolved faster.

By providing our staff with access to the iAuditor smartphone app, each member can complete checklists and conduct inspections to generate standardised reports focusing on site quality and areas of improvement.

This tool supports all of our preventative and scheduled maintenance to ensure they are within acceptable quality standards.

Maintenance requests

Maintenance requests can be made via phone, email or logged with any on-site employee.

Retirement village residents, aged care centre residents or family members, and home care customers can call Facilities Management directly on 1800 553 110 or email maintenance@irt.org.au to make a maintenance request.

If the maintenance request is an emergency, please call 1300 467 784.

Examples of emergencies or urgent repairs are, but not limited to:

  • a gas leak
  • burst water pipe
  • broken or blocked toilet
  • electricity, gas or water supply loss/fault

After-hours emergencies

If a maintenance emergency arises outside of normal office hours, please call our emergency line  1300 467 784.

Normal office hours are 7.30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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