BIFM adopts new facilities management standard published by ISO
01-08-17 10:42 BIFM
BIFM has formally adopted the definition of facilities management as issued by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
The definition forms part of a new standard, ISO 41011:2017 Facility management – Vocabulary, which was published in April this year.
BIFM has played an integral role in the creation of the internationally-recognised ISO standards in support of creating a common language and understanding for a globally unified FM industry.
In addition to the vocabulary standard, ISO 41012:2017 Facility management– Guidance on strategic sourcing and the development of agreements was also released earlier this year, while the most recently published – ISO/TR 41013:2017 Facility management – Scope, key concepts and benefits – was made available in July.
Developed by the ISO Technical Committee 267, chaired by former BIFM chairman Stan Mitchell, the standards aim to help FM professionals and organisations be more effective and efficient in being able to communicate the value FM creates for business and society as well as improve outcomes for end users in terms of safety, security and productivity.
More information on the ISO standards is available online here.
The facility management standards are available to purchase from the UK standards body BSI here.
BIFM members can find out more about the standards here.