Khidmah calls for facilities management 'roadmap'
Discussion led at third MEFMA networking event in Abu Dhabi
The Middle East facilities management industry must develop a strategic roadmap to enhance standards in the face of future challenges.
That was the view of Adel Kamali, executive director of support services/acting COO at Khidmah, who was speaking at the third Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) networking event in Abu Dhabi.
He said: “The FM industry needs to lead the cooperation between federal, Emirate and municipal bodies to develop best practices, regulations and laws on materials and practices used.”
Kamali also stressed the importance of setting minimum standards for technicians’ salaries and improving their living conditions which reflects positively on their performance and the services provided to end users.
The event’s theme ‘To make a change, you must be the change’ provided a networking and a discussion platform for Khidmah along with other FM professionals and construction industry participants throughout UAE and the region.
Sara Mumtaz, the strategy and commercial development manager in Khidmah, said: “We are glad that the third Abu Dhabi MEFMA networking event has been able to provide a consolidating platform to address key issues and obstacles for growth faced by stakeholders involved in the FM industry, and encourage joint efforts between FM companies and governmental entities to set standardised laws aiming to regulate the FM industry.
“A lot of attention also was drawn to the welfare of staff and technicians and the Industry’s obligation to standardize the level of the accommodation and the physical and emotional welfare and in particular implement a minimum salary within our Industry.”