In this year-end series detailing the most popular stories, products and reports in this extraordinary year, we present here the three most-downloaded IWFM guidance notes. (Click the headers to visit each GPG's page directly.)
Not setting up contracts correctly, a lack of understanding of requirements by the provider or lack of FM data from the clients can all lead to serious compliance gaps. This IWFM guidance note, in partnership with Elogbooks, explains the concept of compliance and its importance in the FM profession. It also highlights the need for effective change to enable organisations to achieve the highest possible level of compliance within the working environment, to reduce accidents, reduce the costs of compliance through the optimisation of asset maintenance, and to protect the organisation’s brand.
Corporate workspaces and how they are utilised was one of the biggest changes that pandemic ushered in, especially in retail, office and hospitality spaces. There was not only the immediate challenge of dealing with the current situation but uncertainty over how working patterns may change permanently. This Guidance Note, unsurprisingly one of IWFM’s most popular this year, explores what future changes in working practices could mean for the corporate workspaces most organisations inhabit.
As social distancing, one-way systems, adapted office layouts and frictionless access become the norm for many workplaces, IWFM’s Healthy Buildings Guidance Note helped give workplace and facilities professionals and an understanding of the systems and processes that can be successfully adopted to minimise the impact of the spread of pathogens and contaminants.
Developed in partnership with Trend Controls, it provides straightforward guidance on the use of techniques and modern technology, irrespective of budgetary or operational requirements, to optimise premise use and associated building services to maintain as healthy and safe an environment as possible.