Why facility management is so much more than just cleaning
The European Committee for Standardisation defines facility management as being an “integration of processes” with the aim of maintaining and developing services in an organisation to “improve the effectiveness” of its primary functions. Quite simply, it is needed to ensure staff have high-quality facilities and that the business is working efficiently in its support functions.
Health and safety
First and foremost, facilities management is the most effective strategy for increasing health and safety standards that are then maintained in the longer term. Those who are skilled in the area will ensure an organisation is fully compliant with all health and safety regulations to cover employees, visitors and the general public.
Health and safety staff will perform routine checks to ensure that all standards are currently being met. Where necessary, these staff members will be responsible for implementing changes to increase standards. Their duties will also require them to respond accordingly if an emergency ever occurs.