About Facility Management

Facilities management essentially means the management of services and processes that support the core business of an organisation.

Facilities management is all about ensuring that best practices are followed for achieving maximum efficiencies, as well as attaining the most suitable working environment for a company’s employees and their activities.

The field is very diverse, bringing together areas of responsibility that include building and grounds maintenance, cleaning, catering and vending, health and safety, procurement and contract management, security, and utilities and communications infrastructure.

The International Organization for Standardization defines FM as the “organizational function which integrates people, place and process within the built environment with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business.”

Even though FMs don’t always have similar titles, they share common roles within their respective organizations, including:

  • People management
  • Working with suppliers and specialists
  • Property portfolio management
  • Building fabric maintenance
  • Managing building services
  • Managing support services
  • Project management
  • Customer service
  • Environmental issues
  • Space management
  • Procurement
  • Risk management
  • Financial management
  • Quality management
  • Information management

Responsibilities of a facilities manager

Facilities managers essentially look after all the services that helps a business or other organisation do its work. Responsibilities can include:

  • overseeing and agreeing contracts and providers for services including security, parking, cleaning, catering, technology and so on
  • supervising multi-disciplinary teams of staff including cleaning, maintenance, grounds and security
  • ensuring that basic facilities, such as water and heating, are well-maintained
  • managing budgets and ensuring cost-effectiveness
  • allocating and managing space between buildings
  • ensuring that facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards
  • advising businesses on increasing energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness
  • overseeing building projects, renovations or refurbishments
  • helping businesses to relocate to new offices and to make decisions about leasing
  • drafting reports and making written recommendations
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