How to achieve an ISO 41001 Certification?

Although its been 15 years in the making, ISO 41001, with the input of 27 countries, is now the quality benchmark for the facility management industry. Applicable to in-house operations, and of course facility management providers.

The place in which we work is often taken for granted. Yet it’s generally the second biggest overhead cost for businesses (after salaries). Which is one reason why having the correct ISO 41001 facility management in place is vital for any organization and its staff.

What is facility management and ISO 41001?

Facility Management is a complex business enabler, covering purchasing, operations and maintenance of building structure, heating, lighting and power so businesses can operate, through to the ‘softer’ aspects from ‘front of house’ to cleaning, catering and disposal of waste.

ISO 41001 is the international standard for Facility Management systems. It provides a framework to implement and maintain effective facility management globally across different industries.

As an ISO 41001 specialist consultancy, we can provide an ISO 41001 isology® implementation programme. This begins with understanding your current compliance levels on resource planning, risk, resilience, monitoring and leadership. Our ISO 41001 consultant will guide you every step of the way to ISO 41001 certification.

Who does the ISO 22716 certification standard apply to?

  • Manufacturers of cosmetic products and suppliers of cosmetic ingredients.
  • Retailers, brand holders and wholesalers of cosmetic products.
  • Those responsible for packaging, testing, storage, and transportation of cosmetic finished products.

What are the benefits of ISO 41001?

  • Demonstrates conformance with a ‘best in class’ Facility Management System
  • Minimises costs through effective and efficient management of resources
  • Improves workforce productivity, safety and health and well-being
  • Helps gain a competitive edge
  • Enables FM providers to drive value across multiple facilities
  • Improved service consistency
  • Supports organisations to better anticipate changing business requirements

How can ISO 41001 Certification help win more Tenders?

In a variety of industries, ISO 41001 certification is now a very common demand during the PQQ (Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire) stage of the tendering process.

It can be challenging to successfully structure, format, and communicate in your tendering application document how your company manages its operations and maintenance of building structures.

Achieving ISO 41001 Certification means your business will now have a well-documented management system that has been implemented and executed. Having these policies and procedures in place now means that the majority of the responses to tendering questions will be easily accessible.

ISO 41001 and the Sustainable Development Goals

The world is facing a crisis: poverty, hunger, inequality and climate change are just some of the issues we need to address.

In 2015, world leaders came together to create 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which aim to tackle these issues, to build a better world by 2030.

ISO 41001 can be used to meet the following goals  

How we can help

Blackmores specialise in helping you to implement and maintain your ISO 41001 Facility Management Systems across London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and UK-wide. We can also assist with international locations, having experience of working in 27 other countries.

  • Conduct an ISO 41001 Gap Analysis – To help establish your strengths and weaknesses.
  • ISO 41001 E-learning – Learn at your own pace with our online courses via the isologyhub.
  • ISO 41001 isologists® – We have a skilled team of consultants to help you implement a Facility Management System. From London to the UAE, we have experience working internationally across many sectors.
  • Internal Audits – We can help you to plan and conduct Internal Audits to verify your compliance with ISO 41001.
  • On-Site Support – We can provide support during External Audits carried out by Certification Bodies.
  • Request a quote for Certification – We can send a request for a quote to 3 UKAS certified Certification Bodies on your behalf. This is done free of charge on request.

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