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ISO 41001 Facility Management Systems

Coronavirus: are FM policies good enough?

The presence and spread of any pathogen within a facility is bound to be a deep concern for the facility’s users and facility manager. In healthcare, patients continually face the threat of cross-infection from pathogens such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ) – a bacterium that has been termed a superbug because of its virulence…
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Beware of geeks bearing certificates

As the saying goes, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. While not as widespread as diploma and degree mills in higher education, certificate mills producing impressive-looking ISO-styled certificates on quality, environmental and energy management are on the rise. Why spend months implementing a new management system to improve your facility…
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Facility user behavior can make all the difference

An international standard that will provide guidance on how to encourage appropriate behavior in the use of facilities is under development. The proposed standard, ISO 41015, is likely to be published in late 2020 and will provide recommendations on the many ways in which facilities can be more efficient and cost-effective without impacting negatively on…
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