What Is Facility Management ISO 41001?
We have talked about the clauses of Iso 41001 on the homepage. If you have not known what this Iso standard is all about, then you can revert to the homepage to learn more about it. In this post, we are going to discuss more on what ISO 41001 standards are actually are and what the mean to your organization.
As you can already anticipate, Facility Management ISO 41001 is all about the international standards that are set to provide a framework or a guideline that we can use to better create, implement, maintain, and continually improve the facilities management. That is exactly what this standard is all about. We don’t have any other definition that best suits it.
How facilities management ISO 41001 came into force?
We have not mentioned that ISO 41001 is the first and current version of this standard. It is the world’s first globally accepted standard that sets the benchmark for the management system. For as long as we have lived, there has never such a standard set by the International Organization for standards to unify the language or offer a common standard for all those who are in this sector.
Facilities management is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy with its market value estimated to be 1 trillion in the United State by the year 2025. Due to this rapid growth in the facilities management market, there has been regulation set by authorities that have made it even more difficult for the facilities managers to operate.
To ease the weight that was on the facilities managers, a committee of the International Organization for Standards consisting of representatives from 30 different countries across the globe set up the standards that have been globally accepted and has since been given the name of ISO 41001. This standard came into effect in April 2018 and is now adopted among the over 160 countries that are members of the ISO Community.
The global market can now breath since there is a unifying language with terms that are common among all the facilities managers from different parts of the world. Given this development in facilities management, we are expecting to continue seeing exponential growth in its market value. This is a universal standard that is an application to every organization regardless of the size and industry with which it identifies itself.
Who is Facilities Management ISO 41001 for?
As already stated, ISO 41001 is a generic standard. It was developed as an acknowledgment of the rapid growth of the facilities management market in different parts of the world. It is for every organization with nothing in specific. Provided that you are running a facility management system (FMS), you can gladly and easily comply with this standard by making small adjustments to your current system.
However, the standard itself also offers a framework that will help your organization to establish an FMS from scratch. So, you have nothing to worry about if your organization does not have an existing system as it is what this standard is here for. You can easily introduce an FMS into your business if needed by following the guidelines provided in the ISO 41001.
You can apply this standard to the entire organization or in parts. Whether you run a private organization or a public one does not matter here. Whether it is an already-established enterprise or a startup company also does not matter here. The size and structure of your organization are out of the question if you want to implement new standards.
The implementation of Iso 41001 can help an organization to:
Why do you need to implement ISO 41001?
As usual, people need a reason o do something. In the context of business, you need to know the profits or benefits that you will get when you accomplish certain things. The same I true when it comes to ISO 41001 standards. Even though it is voluntary, it has given people all the reasons to seek certification for it. The following are some of the main reasons why you need to comply with this standard:
- Improve the consistency of your facilities management services
- Offers a unifying factor for all facilities managers from different organizations
- Improve both the efficiency and effectiveness, thereby improving on the cost for your organization
- Stabilize the global market for every organization
- Enhances intercommunication between the private and public sector as a common methodology applies to all
Improve the well-being of everyone at work and enhances the productivity of every individual by providing safe working conditions.
How can we help you?
After knowing what Iso 41001 is all about and go through its benefits as highlighted above, we know you are now eager to also comply with these standards. Even if you have not gotten into the bolts and nuts of this standard, you can’t wait to accomplish the first step of the certification process.
Being a relatively new standard in the market, not many organizations are already certified for it. So, you are not too late to begin the certification process. We are not going to walk you through the steps of certification in this post as we have a dedicated page for it, but feel free to inquire about anything that you need to know at ISO-Pros.
ISO-Pros is a third-party organization consisting of all professional auditors and consultants that you can rely on to have your organization certified. Facilities Management ISO 41001 certification is of great importance to your organization. You should note that we have not exploited all the benefits that your organization will gain for seeking certification.
The only way we can help you is when you tell us what you need to know or what you want to be done regarding ISO 41001 certification. Don’t hesitate to contact us as we have exactly what you need to have it done.