Key Facilities Management CEO Stan Mitchell, and Chairman of ISO TC 267 Committee for Facilities Management has advised that he has received approval from ISO to start work on an international standard for Facilities Management. This move represents a significant step forward in the recognition of Facilities Management as a ‘business critical’ management discipline worldwide.
It is intended that the Management System Standard will operate in a similar manner as other internationally recognised ISO standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 etc.
Stan Mitchell commented “whilst there is a lot of hard work to be done to ensure that a standard such as this is worthy of international recognition its potential in consolidating the discipline of Facilities Management as a structured and professional discipline is significant”.
The first meeting of the ISO TC 267 Committee to start work on this standard, ironically will take place alongside the European Facilities Management Conference in Glasgow, Stan Mitchell’s home town, first week in in June 2015.