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What is Facilities Management...?

A very good question indeed, and it's one we hear more frequent than you would imagine. Facilities management is such a broad term which encompasses our industry and the services we deliver. It is certainly not a definitive number of 'things'.


Facilities management is basically the term used to define anything required for a building or business to function. Anything that is not directly related to the operational day to day functioning of a business but is required for that business to function, will fall under the facilities management umbrella.


Facility management is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.


The International Organisation for Standardisation defines FM as the “organisational 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.”



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What Do Facility Managers Do?

Facility managers, sometimes referred to as FMs, can have many different titles and arrive in their profession through a variety of career paths. They are responsible for making sure systems of the built environment, or facility, work harmoniously.

FMs contribute to the organisation’s bottom line through their responsibility for maintaining what is often an organisation’s largest and most valuable assets, such as property, buildings, equipment and other environments that house personnel, productivity, inventory and other important elements of operation.

What Skill sets Do Facility Managers Have?

Even though Facility Managers don’t always have similar titles, they share common roles within their respective organisations, including:

Occupancy and human factors

Operations and maintenance

Sustainability

Facility information and technology management

Risk management

Communication

Performance and quality

Leadership and strategy

Real estate

Project management

Finance and business



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Here at Entire FM, we work with a number of clients in a number of different industries. Our facilities management service provision is never the same for two clients. This gives us great experience when it comes to new sites and new clients. We can give a birds eye view of the required facility management services before putting forward any proposals or ideas.


Within the general facilities management service umbrella, we are able to offer a wide range of services which includes, but is not limited to, the following examples;


- Contract cleaning services

- Industrial cleaning services

- Office cleaning services

- Retail cleaning services

- Security services

- Grounds maintenance


The services that are delivered within a facilities management contract are generally split into two categories. These are known as 'hard services' and 'soft services'.


We would love to discuss any of your facility management requirements and would welcome your contact.


For facilities management requirements within The UK, please contact Matt Maguire - matt@entirefm.com or contact your local office for which details can be found here


Of course, you're more than welcome to browse our website at your leisure - www.entirefm.com





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