Defining Facilities Management
Facilities management can be defined as the tools and services that support the functionality, safety, and sustainability of buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and real estate.
Facilities management includes:
- Lease management, including lease administration and accounting
- Capital project planning and management
- Maintenance and operations
- Energy management
- Occupancy and space management
- Employee and occupant experience
- Emergency management and business continuity
- Real estate management
Types of Facilities Management
There are two basic areas: Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) and Soft Facilities Management (Soft FM).
This deals with physical assets such as plumbing, wiring, elevators, and heating and cooling.
This focuses on tasks performed by people such as custodial services, lease accounting, catering, security, and groundskeeping.
By attaining this accreditation, it demonstrates that our organisation has been subjected to increased scrutiny around governance and risk management, undergoing a detailed and thorough assessment of our credentials for quality management, environmental management, adherence to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and anti-bribery, corruption policies, PAS91, and Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP).