Facility Layout and Design Facility Layout and Design Facility layout and design is an important component of a business's overall operations, both in terms of maximizing the effectiveness of the production process and meeting the needs of employees.
The British Institute of Facilities Management adopts the European definition and through its accredited qualification framework offers career path curriculum ranging from school leaver level through to master's degree level that is aligned with the European Qualifications framework.
FM may also cover activities other than business services; these are referred to as non-core functions, and vary from one business sector to another. FM is also subject to continuous innovation and development, under pressure to reduce costs and to add value to the core business of public or private sector client organisations.
Degree programmes exist at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. As a defined academic discipline[ edit ] Facility Management  has been recognised as an academic discipline since the s.
Initial FM research work in Europe started in universities in the UK, the Netherlands, and the Nordic countries, where academies funded research centres and started to establish courses at Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels.
Early European FM research centres include: Hons Facilities Management since Role of the facilities manager[ edit ] Facilities managers FMs operate across business functions.
The number one priority of an FM is keeping people alive and safe. Facility managers have to operate in two levels: This is accomplished by managing: Failure to do so may lead to unhealthy conditions leading to employees falling sick, injury, loss of business, prosecution and insurance claims.
The confidence of customers and investors in the business may also be affected by adverse publicity from safety lapses. Fire safety[ edit ] The threat from fire carries one of the highest risk to loss of life, and the potential to damage to property or shut down a business.
The facilities management department will have in place maintenance, inspection and testing for all of the fire safety equipment and systems, keeping records and certificates of compliance. Security[ edit ] Protection of employees and the business often comes under the control of the facilities management department, in particular the maintenance of security hardware.
Manned guarding may be under the control of a separate department. Maintenance, testing and inspections[ edit ] Maintenance, testing and inspection schedules are required to ensure that the facility is operating safely and efficiently, to maximize the life of equipment and reduce the risk of failure.
Statutory obligations must also be met. The work is planned, often using a computer-aided facility management system.
This works may include disciplines such as painting and decorating, carpentry, plumbing, glazing, plastering, and tiling. Cleaning[ edit ] Cleaning operations are often undertaken out of business hours, but provision may be made during times of occupations for the cleaning of toilets, replenishing consumables such as toilet rolls, soap plus litter picking and reactive response is scheduled as a series of periodic daily, weekly, monthly tasks.
Operational[ edit ] The facilities management department has responsibilities for the day-to-day running of the building, these tasks may be outsourced or carried out by directly employed staff. This is a policy issue, but due to the immediacy of the response required in many of the activities involved the facilities manager will often require daily reports or an escalation procedure.
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Some issues require more than just periodic maintenance, for example those that can stop or hamper the productivity of the business or that have safety implications. Many of these are managed by the facilities management "help desk" that staff are able to be contacted either by telephone or email.
The response to help desk calls are prioritized but may be as simple as too hot or too cold, lights not working, photocopier jammed, coffee spills, or vending machine problems. Help desks may be used to book meeting rooms, car parking spaces and many other services, but this often depends on how the facilities department is organized.
Facilities may be split into two sections, often referred to as "soft" services such as reception and post room, and "hard" services, such as the mechanical, fire and electrical services.
Business continuity planning[ edit ] All organizations should have a continuity plan so that in the event of a fire or major failure the business can recover quickly. In large organizations it may be that the staff move to another site that has been set up to model the existing operation.Facilities USA provide facilities management in the areas of waste removal, reduction & recycling implementation, fire extinguisher maintenance, inspections and tagging, comprehensive pest control, and security guard management programs across the United States.
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