25 April 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
ISO 41001, Facility management – Management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, has been published to help FM teams achieve more efficiency in their work.
Drawing on international best practice, the new management system standard constitutes a benchmark for developing and driving an effective strategic, tactical and operational FM regime.
It will also assist organisations seeking to outsource FM, as those providers who are able to demonstrate compliance with the standard will provide them with an assurance regarding their approach and processes.
Stanley Mitchell, chair of ISO/TC 267, Facility management, the ISO technical committee that developed the standard, said ISO 41001 would assist organisations in a number of ways by establishing a common approach and a set of processes that can be referred to around the world.
"Every company, big or small, has some element of facility management. It is a complex discipline that directly affects everyone, as it is all about the spaces that we occupy and how those spaces meet the needs of the people who use them on a daily basis.
"ISO 41001 is the first standard of its kind for facility management and has the potential to make a real difference to organisations by improving workforce health and safety, reducing their impact on the environment and making considerable cost savings and efficiencies."
The secretariat of ISO/TC 267 is held by BSI, ISO's member for the UK. ISO 41001 is available from your national ISO member or through the ISO Store.