BSI calls for official standards in FM
Standards needed for "one of fastest developing disciplines globally"
The British Standards Institute has forwarded a proposal to ISO's governing body regarding the development of the first two international standards for facility management
The two standards would consist of a standard describing the basic functions and scope of FM and a second standard explaining how to prepare effective FM agreements between clients and service providers.
The proposal explained that FM is "one of the fastest developing disciplines globally," which is why the standards that can be adopted globally are needed.
It states, “New associations are emerging globally and they are looking for guidance and standards upon with to base their own development within their respective countries."
The proposal recommends that the new ISO committee should be formed in cooperation with Global FM which includes IFMA and FM associations from Britain, Australia, the Middle East, South Africa, Hungary, France, and India.