A Facilities Manager, or FM, can be a true asset to your business. The facilities team can encompass a variety of disciplines depending on your needs, but they have an overarching responsibility to make sure all systems of your facility work correctly and harmoniously.
A business’ most valuable material asset is usually its facilities. Whether your business has one or more facilities, they likely make up a significant portion of your balance sheet, and yet, they are so often neglected due to the pressing and relentless nature of business. Let’s look at what facilities management encompasses and why you should make hiring one a top priority.
What is Facilities Management?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines facilities management as the “organizational function which integrates people, place, process and technology within the built environment with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business in conjunction with the auxiliary as well as the support services”.
It’s a wide definition that encompasses a range of management capabilities from outside professionals that allow your facilities to run at their maximum efficiency, with a view to both long-term and short-term goals.
What is covered by Facilities Management?
Facilities management covers any property, equipment and inventory your business is in possession of. Its focus is to boost productivity and ensure that everything is working, not only as it should, but in a way that is most efficient for your business.
Facilities managers are skilled professionals who have amassed experience in the field and will be able to increase operational efficiency and productivity while minimising risk from a health and safety perspective as well as an environmental one.
As experts in compliance, you will know your facilities always meet their legal requirements and make the most of any technological solutions available.
Some of the areas you can expert your facilities management team to cover are:
- Operational efficiency
- Environmental sustainability
- Technological management
- Risk management
- Real estate management
- Project management
- Performance levels
- Operational strategy
- Staff management
Why do I need a Facilities Manager?
Facilities Management is becoming more in demand every year, as employer focus on automation increases and societal focus on health, safety and environmental concerns require more due diligence in these areas.
We are living in an age of specialisation. Business owners like yourself have realised that in order to have the best, you need to hire someone with specific experience. This has led to an increase in outsourcing and consultancy that has raised standards across industry as a whole.
At Pentium, we provide more than just facilities management, priding ourselves on a breadth of services that also include decorating, glazing and electrical services amongst others. Across the board, we pride ourselves on offering every service with a level of excellence that is unparalleled. Our staff are expertly trained and yet we can offer our services at a highly competitive price due to everything being kept in-house.
If you would like to discuss your business’ needs for facilities management, please leave us a message on the website, or speak to one of the team on 01293 804 708.
Pentium: Working together, to maximise your business.