This week saw the publication of the new ISO Facilities Management System Standard ISO 41001.
This new standard “will help to clarify the ‘what’, as well as the ‘why’ Facilities Management is a strategically important discipline … in the management, operation and maintenance of the workplace…”, according to Stan Mitchell, Chair of ISO/TC 267, the technical committee who have been working over the last number of years to develop the standard with guidance.
David O’Brien, Acacia’s Managing Director, is the Irish representative on TC 267 and convenor of Joint Working Group (JWG) 51, tasked with developing ISO 72021-11 Technical Specification for the competence requirements for auditing ISO 41001. This is a critical element in the development of the standard, which will set competence levels for Standards Organisations worldwide to audit compliance with ISO 41001.
After chairing a Joint Working Group meeting in ISO headquarters in Geneva last week David said “The meeting was a great success. We had participants from Australia, Philippines, Hungary, Holland, Norway, UK, Ireland, Switzerland and the USA at the meeting. The JWG achieved its aim of developing a Draft Technical Specification (DTS) for review and comment by participant members. It’s a privilege to work with a group of experts from across the global FM community and to represent Ireland (NSAI) in developing such an important standard for the Facilities Management Industry.“
For further information on ISO 41001 contact us here.
Acacia consultants can also provide support in achieving and retaining other ISO standards including:
- ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems
- ISO 9001 – Quality Management Standards
- ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Standards
- ISO 27001 – Information Security Management Systems
- ISO 45001 – Health & Safety Management Standards (combining OHSAS 18001 & ILO-OSH Guidelines)
Contact us here for further information on these accreditations and one of our team will be happy to help.
You can find further information on ISO accreditations at www.iso.org.