How can ISO 41001 Facilities Management Standard Implementation Improve Productivity?

Posted by Charles Wilson on March 18th, 2023

ISO 41001:2018 is a standard released by the International Organization for Standardization that outlines facility management rules. It has the same core text, definitions, and vocabulary as other ISO standards, such as ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety) and ISO 50001 (Energy Management). Before the release of ISO 41001 in April 2018, supporting ISO 41001 documents such as standards describing FM vocabulary, important ideas, benefits, and agreement development were also published. The goal of the standard is to assist companies in demonstrating efficient and effective FM, pursuing uniformity when establishing FM criteria, and achieving sustainability. It standardizes FM principles and standards so that they may be used by companies of various sizes.

A facility management system is a monitoring system that makes sure all operations of a company that provides facility management services are efficient and carried out by global standards. These global norms are now governed by ISO 41001. A successful FMS offers proof to clients that they can rely on the ability of the services they receive. One of the industries that are rapidly expanding in the United States and around the world is facility management. The majority of facility managers find it challenging to manage because it is continually expanding and has grown so complicated.

Since the way we operate the business is continually evolving, the technique by which the facilities manager performs their duties should also be quickly adaptable to changes. This will ultimately determine the final result/productivity.

  • Intelligent Analytics
  • Computer-aided Facilities Management (CAFM)
  • Technology and Automation
  • Enhanced Strategic Facility Management Decision
  • Healthy, Safe, and Clean workplace

Intelligent Analytics: Your productivity strategies usually focus on achieving more with less. Yet, purely and simply working more does not always enhance productivity, especially in the long run. Instead, it's critical to grasp exactly what needs to be done.

An intelligent analytics platform attempts to continuously collect, organize, and analyze the massive amount of data generated by equipment and devices throughout your building. This provides extraordinary visibility into building systems, which allows you to make informed decisions about maintenance efforts and efficiency strategies, better understand the status of facility equipment, carry out repairs quickly, track progress toward goals, and drastically reduce reliance on human intervention while changing the nature of the intervention.

Computer-aided Facilities Management (CAFM): Computer-aided facilities management is an efficient way to plan, execute, and monitor all facility management tasks. Invoicing, rent reminders, reporting, inventory and budgeting, snags or issues escalation and monitoring, Planned and Preventative Maintenance (PPM) scheduling, job orders management, task management, prioritizing, and time management modules in facility management software have recently been automated. This technology advancement allows all of your documents to accompany you wherever you go, while also helping to decrease costs, improve customer service, and increase workplace efficiency.

Technology and Automation: Compliance monitoring, visitor management, access control, stock ordering, SLA monitoring, and service optimization are all part of integrated facility management services. It is impossible to say enough about technology and how it is affecting our world today. When used correctly, technology in facilities management offers process flexibility, creativity, and simplification. The Internet of Things (IoT) is now being used to help alleviate the day-to-day operating demands of facilities management operations. Automation has altered the way facilities are handled, thanks to ever-advancing smart technologies. The primary advantages of automation are increased energy efficiency and improved occupant or service user experiences. Controlling access, automating HVAC, and so on. As the system is automated, you may focus less on specific routines and more on data collection and monitoring. This improves the facilities management experience by reducing operational duties, improving customer satisfaction, and ultimately saving time spent on maintenance, repairs, and managing occupant expectations.

Enhanced Strategic Facility Management Decision: To accomplish sustainable facility management, the top management body must set goals and targets. Activities like using eco-friendly products, embracing recycling choices, alternative green energy, and active deployment of systems that assist in the reduction of waste.

Healthy, Safe, and Clean workplace: One of the most common functions of facilities management is to improve the physical facility/site. Site management, planned preventive maintenance, reactive maintenance and repairs, asset management, equipment installation, commissioning, or servicing, and overall facility preservation are all included.

Just keeping the office neat and organized makes a happy employee, and happy employees are productive employees. Housekeeping, waste management, janitorial services, landscaping, water management, power management, fire and safety management system, M&E systems, security services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, sewage and wastewater management, carparks, and other health and safety issues will be addressed by an effective facility management organization.

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