The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published the ISO/TR 41013:2017, a technical report which outlines key standards within facilities management.
Previous standards published by the ISO include ISO 41012:2017 Facility management – Guidance on strategic sourcing and the development of agreements and ISO 41011:2017 Facility management – Vocabulary.
ISO/TR 41013:2017 is the third standard to be published by the ISO for FM in a period less than six months.
“A unified FM industry is a goal worth investing a lot of time and energy,” said Jay Drew, co-convenor of Working Group 1 which assisted with the standard.
“Not only do ISO standards make individual FM professionals and their organisations more effective and efficient, but they can improve the outcomes for end users in terms of safety, security and productivity.
“This standard wouldn’t be possible without individuals and organisations working together around the world. Some of the leaders who helped make this happen include Jim Whittaker, who leads the effort for the U.S. ANSI TAG; Stan Mitchell, the ISO Technical Committee chair; and Paul Stadlöder and Olav Egil Sæbøe, who also served as working group convenors.”
A management systems standard with guidance notes is currently being developed by the ISO Technical Committee.