Two new ISO standards introduced for FM
ISO 41011:2017 and ISO 41012:2017 respectively cover vocabulary and agreement sourcing and development in the FM sector
Two new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards have been prepared for the global facilities management (FM) sector.
Defining the terms used in FM standards, ISO 41011:2017, Facility management – Vocabulary, it was reported by fm-world.co.uk last year, would "help to clarify the ‘what’ as well as the ‘why’ FM is a strategically important discipline to all organisations".
ISO 41012:2017, Facility management – Guidance on strategic sourcing and the development of agreements is aimed at improving contract standards in the FM sector.
The standard covers "essential elements in FM sourcing processes; FM roles and responsibilities in sourcing processes; and development processes and structures of typical agreement models".
ISO 41012:2017 is expected to support FM education and research, the development of FM strategies and information systems, and business re-engineering processes.