What is facilities management
At Big Red we have received a surge in demand for our facilities management services. As Facilities Management has become one of our key services, we decided to take some time to explain more about what the service is and how it can help your company.
By MIKE LOMAS - Managing Director
Who manages one of your organisation’s largest assets with one of the largest operating budgets? Your facilities manager.
Facilities management is a service that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the work place by integrating people, place, process and technology. In some cases (normally very large companies), a company will have their own, full-time facilities manager.
We believe in that it is in the best interest of the vast majority of companies to outsource this work to a professional FM company or service.
What do Facilities Management companies actually do?
Facility management companies have many different roles. They’re responsible for making sure systems of the built environment, or facility, work harmoniously. They are important because they make sure the places in which people work are safe, comfortable, productive and compliant.
FMs contribute to the organisation’s bottom line through their responsibility for maintaining what are often an organisation’s largest and most valuable assets, such as property, buildings, equipment and other environments that house personnel, productivity, inventory and other elements of operation. Here are some of the ways FMs contribute to an organisation’s business strategy and bottom line:
- Impacting operational efficiencies
- Supporting productivity of facilities and personnel
- Managing risks to facilities and personnel
- Mitigating environmental impact
- Promoting sustainable tactics for long-term cost management
- Leveraging technological solutions
- Reducing or overcoming effects of accidents and natural disasters
- Guaranteeing compliance
Why is Facilities Management more relevant than ever?
The FM industry is growing at a rapid pace and the roles of FMs are broadening to encompass more responsibilities and skill sets. FM budgets and teams are becoming larger and more impactful as the built environment becomes more integral to the ways modern society conducts business, entertainment and lifestyles.
If you would like to find out how Facilities Management can help your company, get in touch with Big Red today.
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