Facilities management is always going to be important, even considering that the roles the job takes on can vary from business to business.
According to the British Standards Institution, facilities management is defined as: “The integration of processes within an organization to maintain and develop the agreed services and support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities”.
To simplify it, a facilities manager is put in charge of your everyday organization and performs services for your business. The incentive for having one working for you is that it reduces outgoing costs of your business while still making sure you meet all of your business’s objectives.
Without a facilities manager, your business could struggle to reach and maintain its goals. Find out now why facilities management can be an important aspect of your business.
Strategic planning gives your business a clear sense of direction and helps you monitor your progress. Facilities management helps you establish short-term and long-term objectives, and works with you to help you reach those objectives.
Using strategic planning, you can help your business get from where it currently is to where you want it to be in the long run. This makes it an important component of a successful and growing business.
Managing Day-To-Day Operations
People involved in facilities management will be involved in the everyday running of your organization. Some of the tasks your facility manager could handle include:
- Ordering stock
- Making sure all facilities comply with EU and US legislation and guidance
- Planning, coordinating, and directing central services, including mail, cleaning, reception, recycling, and waste disposal
- Keeping the staff safe
On top of that, facilities management will organize, coordinate, and manage your office space, supervise your contractors, and plan their disruptions carefully so that they impact day-to-day operations as little as possible. A competent facilities manager will be able to improve your business’s operational efficiency. They will make sure your employees have the tools to work to their greatest potential. They will also help your everyday business operations run as smoothly as they can.
Implementing And Enforcing Health And Safety Procedures
Your business needs to have procedures put in place to keep your employees safe, as well as visitors and members of the public. This is a task usually carried out by facilities management. They will be the ones to carry out any risk assessments and implement and enforce appropriate safety and health procedures to lower the chances of workplace hazards causing any harm.
They will also handle emergencies that happen on-site and make sure your procedures are always up to date. This helps your business to comply with safety and health legislation.
Organizing Maintenance, Repairs, And Security Of The Building And Premises
Facilities managers are often in charge of your building’s security, maintenance, and repairs. This keep employees and their property safe prevents unauthorized access and makes sure your building abides by legal requirements.
Facilities management must take care of the whole site, or a certain part of it depending on condition, determine if repairs are needed, and make sure those repairs get done. They are also responsible for waste management and disposal. Without facilities management, hygiene in the workplace could take a turn for the worse.
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