International & British Standards

Standards are increasingly used by facility and asset owners and operators to control and fine-tune their business processes. Aside from the more familiar business-related standards covering quality, the environment and security, there are others that have been developed specifically for the facilities management and asset management sectors.

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Click on the headings below to read about their purpose, scope and availability.

FM Management Systems

Management systems standards cover key business areas; for example, ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 50001 (energy management) and ISO 55001 & ISO 55002 (asset management).

A management systems standard for Facility Management, ISO 41001 Facility Management – Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use, has been published and stands equal to the above examples.

Other ISO standards relevant to the needs of facility and asset owners and operators include ISO 41011 Facility Management – Vocabulary, ISO 41012 Facility management – Guidance on strategic sourcing and the development of agreements, ISO 41013 Facility Management – Scope, key concepts and benefits and ISO 41014 Development of a Facility Management Strategy.

Asset management

Briefing for design and construction

Maintenance management

Procurement of facility-related services

Facility information management

Transition of facility-related services

Contact us to learn more about what these standards cover and how they can be applied in your business and, in the case of FM Management Systems (ISO 41001), the steps involved in working towards implementation and certification.

For further information on the standards featured in this website and others in facilities management, please take a look at the dedicated section on facilities management on the BSI website.

If you are considering buying British (BS), European (EN) or international (ISO) standards, you should consider becoming a member of BSI as this will give you 50% discount off the price of standards, as well as other tangible benefits.