Register
 (photo: )
16.03.2020, 20:00

Debunking the Myth: Why FM is Not Exclusively About Managing Contracts

Facilities Management

Paul Lucas, managing director of Artic building Services, explains why the daily responsibilities of facilities managers extend well beyond managing contracts and contractors.


Strong Facilities Management is vital to the performance of every business. Productivity, agility, safety, sustainability and compliance rely on it. Managing multiple contracts can be time-consuming and disruptive to the Facilities Manager – who needs valuable time to operate across various functions that fall under their remit at a strategic level.


The Role of Facilities Manager

Managing contracts doesn’t uphold government regulations and compliance standards. It doesn’t identify and resolve problems. It doesn’t improve and streamline day-to-day operations. But all too often, managing HVAC, electrical, mechanical and refurbishments contracts across multiple sites can deplete your time, your resources and represent a financial drain on the business.


Moreover, contrary to an oft-cited belief, consolidating services delivery under a single contract doesn't provide an excuse for doing away with FMs but, instead, bolsters their ability to prioritise urgent situations that arise, supervise their various different divisions, and advise on business and cost-saving measures.


Indeed, consolidated services delivery also frees up more time which FMs can use to focus on space and management, security and budgetary control, forecasting and planning; as well as overseeing preventative maintenance measures and reducing energy usage.


Partnering with professional third-party providers of facilities management services including Artic, also allows FMs to delegate contract management and improve their oversight of any services that are being delivered with obvious operational benefits, including:

 

  • The option of selecting between  full range of solutions (in my company's case technical and engineering solutions) which are tailored to your needs;

  • The ability to tap into a continual resource of expertise; and

  • Reducing time that is spent on dealing with a multitude of contracts.


An integrated Facilities Management solution provides you with the support and resources necessary to ensure the many jobs under your remit get done.

 

 

Article rating:

vote data

Leave a reply

Pictured: Compass Group PLC CEO, Dominic Blakemore. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
News Editor  - 11.01.2021

Putting the Planet First

Compass Group is among 25 companies to have confirmed support for the Terra Carta pledge launched by HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative.

 (photo: Meritt Thomas)
Simon Green  - 06.01.2021

Smoke Bombing or Air Sanitisation Units?

Simon Green, Head of Value Engineering, Sourcing & Quality for the Airdri Group, explains why air sanitisation units are preferable to the practice of smoke bombing in workplaces post-Covid-19.

 (photo: TUV Rheinland)
News Editor  - 06.01.2021

Hailing Building Materials Testing

A specialised testing service from TÜV Rheinland can prevent damage to buildings, cars and caravans caused by hailsontes.

 (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
News Editor  - 18.12.2020

Providing 20,000 Meals to Those in Need

The Wimbledon Foundation has extended its support for organisations addressing food poverty at Christmas and beyond as part of its response to COVID-19.

 (photo: CPD Global)
News Editor  - 18.12.2020

Ecolab Named to CDP A Lists

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has added Ecolab to its A List for Climate, as well as Water Security.

 (photo: Bodet SA)
News Editor  - 17.12.2020

Enhancing Home Worker Visibility

Bodet have extended the coverage of the Kelio time and attendance software solution to staff working at home.