Which companies can use ISO41001?

Created by ronniekongs Aug 24, 2020

ISO 41001 can be used by companies in any sector — including factories, hotel industry, retail, technical assistance, and others that are using a CMMS. The only requirement is to have an infrastructure to manage! But above all, it is recommended for companies that want:

  • to follow effective and efficient FM techniques that support the sustained growth of the organization;
  • to meet the expectations of employees, partners, and third parties;
  • to be sustainable in a globally competitive environment.

What are the main goals of ISO 41001?-  types of maintenance
Basically, the great objective of ISO 41001 is to prepare the company to meet the challenges of our time, which happens through three axes:

  • improving employees’ experience by providing a healthier and safer working environment (which, we recall, is one of the Facility Management’s major challenges);
  • reducing the impact of economic activities on the environment;
  • increase the efficiency of maintenance and management tasks to reduce waste and costs.

How does ISO 41001 work?
The great starting point of ISO 41001 is the company’s goals, which must be realized in each of the internal processes. To do this, we follow a logic that goes from global to particular:
         Goals → Missions → Strategy → System → Processes
Which, in day-to-day life, will roughly correspond to:
        Organization → Leadership → Planning → Support → Operation
This is followed by an assessment phase, which allows for ongoing improvement — or in other words, an increasing approximation of working methods to the company’s goals.
ISO 41001 addresses all these phases. But, as the name itself indicates, it focuses on management systems and how to use them, which means it focuses especially on the support phase, which in FM includes human, technological, and financial resources; skills and knowledge to be acquired; communication and organized internal documents.
So, we can say that ISO 41001 structures Facility Management through good organizational management practices properly coordinated and integrated — which are always evaluated with the company’s global goals in mind.
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