Why You Should Perform a Workshop ‘MOT’ to Save You Money in the Long Run?

perform a workshop mot to save you money

The workshop is the heart of many businesses, whether it’s used for creating goods or making repairs. When you’re spending a lot of time in your workshop, you may begin to notice that not everything is as efficient as it could be, and there are a number of improvements to be made.

This is why AGM Services recommends that you should spend time carrying out an ‘MOT’ of your workshop, to ensure everything is in top condition, which could end up saving you money in the long run.

Perform a Workshop ‘MOT’ to Save Money

Maintaining Your Machinery

It is important to ensure that your machinery is always in good working order. This should be standard practice as part of your ongoing processes as well as your workshop ‘MOT’. Ensuring that your machinery is working properly can help keep employees safe, prevent mistakes, and save you money, particularly if you notice a problem before it becomes a major issue.

perform a workshop mot to save you money - Maintaining Your Machinery

Fixing any small issues your machinery may have, as and when you notice it, can be beneficial for the wallet. When your machinery is working properly, there is less room for error, which can also make injuries less likely. It is not advised to ignore damaged machinery, as this can cost you more money in the long run if you need to call someone out to look at it or replace it completely.

Check Your Lighting

Lighting in your workshop should all be the same color and strength (in terms of lumens or watts), and ideally the same brand to ensure uniformity. Use bright light over 5000K, known as imitated daylight, where detailed visibility is needed. With proper lighting in place, you’re much more likely to be satisfied with the result of the task at hand, and so too are your customers.

This may take some time and money to put in place initially, but in the long run, can be very beneficial. Having uniform lighting throughout the workshop can make carrying out your tasks easier. This can save time and money further down the road.

Deep Clean the Workshop

Deep cleaning your workshop is something you should do as part of your ‘MOT’. It gives you the chance to properly organize your workshop and can help you raise the safety standards within the workplace.

Deep Clean the Workshop

Raising the safety of your workshop helps eliminate the risk of injury in the workplace, and can help you find the best tools and equipment that may have gone missing. What’s more, organizing and establishing specific places to store and stock various tools and products in your workshop is a great way to increase efficiency throughout the business.

Invest in Your Tools

Buying the right tools is one of the most fundamental things you can do to improve your workplace. When carrying out the ‘MOT’, assess all of your tools and their quality of them. Some may have broken, been damaged or have gone missing since you last looked, and replacements may be required.

It may seem redundant to buy new tools to help save you money, but buying in bulk may provide you with discounts and, better yet, new tools may lead to better quality work, which could help you to attract customers who are all loyal to you and retain them.

Top tip

Set up an online checklist, with various tasks that need to be completed on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis, and assign roles and responsibilities throughout the team within this checklist – a simple Google Sheets will suffice.

Share the checklist with your team, so that they can simply log in, check what tasks they need to complete as part of the workshop MOT, and so that you can keep an eye on tracked changes within the checklist’s document. You can even add or remove tasks after a trial period of testing the MOT checklist and seeing how it benefits the workshop in the long run.

Investing some time in carrying out an ‘MOT’ of your workshop may seem like a lot of work initially, but over time, it could save you money and help improve the cleanliness and organization of your workplace. Implementing the measures above will help your workshop run more cost-effectively.


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