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02 July, 2020

Facility Management is a process of managing and maintaining the facilities in an organization. Facilities can include an office complex, physical resources at the company or site and any other mechanical and electrical utilities that can cause health or safety hazard to employees.

Facilities management has gained importance over the last few years. This is because businesses have identified that well-managed buildings and utilities help companies function effectively and efficiently. Facilities management teams consist of professionals involved in the day-to-day analysis, maintenance and repair of company utilities. The facilities managers are actively involved in strategic planning activities that help in cutting costs and increasing employee productivity. Listed below are 5 major reasons why you need a facility management company:

  • ⦁ Strategic Planning
  • Strategic planning provides a clear direction for your business and will help you to evaluate your progress as time goes on. A facilities manager will help to define long-term and short-term objectives, such as cutting costs and boosting productivity, as well as help you meet these goals.
    Strategic planning will get you from where you are now to where you want to be. Therefore, strategic planning is essential to the successful and manageable growth of your business.

  • ⦁ Managing Your Day-to-Day Operations
  • As well as being a part of strategically planning for the future, facilities managers are also likely to be involved in the day-to-day running of your business.
    Their duties might include:

  • ⦁ Ordering stock.
  • ⦁ Planning, directing and coordinating central services such as reception, mail, cleaning, waste disposal and recycling.
  • ⦁ Keeping staff safe.
  • Additionally, facilities managers will organize, coordinate and manage office space, as well as supervise contractors and plan any disruptions to minimize the impact on office activities. A good facilities manager will improve the overall operational efficiency of your company. They will provide your employees with the tools they need to work well and help the day-to-day operations of your business run seamlessly.

  • ⦁ Implementing and Enforcing Health and Safety Procedures
  • Your business must have procedures in place to protect all employees, visitors and members of the public from harm. Usually, your facilities manager will manage this process. They will carry out risk assessments and implement and enforce health and safety procedures to reduce the risks of your workplace hazards. Additionally, they will handle any on-site emergencies and will monitor your procedures to ensure they are always up to date. By doing so, they will help your business comply with health and safety legislation.

  • ⦁ Organizing Maintenance, Repairs and Security of the Building and Premises
  • Facilities managers are usually in charge of organizing the security, maintenance and repairs of your building. This protects employees and their property, prevents unauthorized access and ensures your building meets legal requirements.
    Facilities managers are required to take care of the entire site, or a certain area of it, assess the condition, determine if repairs are needed and ensure these repairs are carried out. They are also responsible for organizing waste disposal and management. Many employees take the cleanliness of their workspace for granted but, without a facilities manager organizing the process, the hygiene standards could slip.

  • ⦁ Streamlines responsibilities and tailors services to individual needs
  • Facilities management is not a “one-size-fits-all” industry. But, when you hire individual vendors, it can be hard to find a professional who takes your needs and goals into account for a single service. Working with a facilities manager allows you to be involved in creating an overall facilities management plan, which will be tailored to your property or organization. You will have the benefit of knowing that your facilities are managed by someone with a deep understanding of your space and what it really needs to succeed.

    Engage a facility management company that can prioritise your needs perfectly. Choose Avant Facility Management Services today!