ISO 41001: Facility Management Systems (FMS)
What is ISO 41001?
ISO 41001: 2018 was released in 2018 and is the first international FMS to be published by ISO. It provides a framework in line with the Annex SL structure to help organizations cultivate, implement and maintain an effective global facilities management system. It is designed to help procurement and facilities teams by providing a benchmark to measure the competency and efficiencies of facilities management systems including the consistency and capability of the services used.
A facility management system is designed to help organizations integrate people, locations, processes and procedures in order to drive the improvement of stakeholders quality of life whilst keeping in mind company objectives of achieving continual business improvement.
Is ISO 41001 certification right for me?
The requirements specified in ISO 41001:2018 can be applied to all organizations regardless of the type, size, location and scope of their business.
The quality of an organizations facilities management affects the health and well-being of the majority of their stakeholders.
Helps you with
- Improved cost efficiency
- Common structure to Annex SL
- Improved service consistency
- Improved health, safety, well-being of employees
- Improved strategic operations
- Edge over competitors
- Improved productivity & output
- Customer satisfaction
- Process efficiency
How NQA can help you?
With a wealth of experience providing accredited management systems certifications, NQA is ideally placed to partner with you to meet stakeholder requirements and exceed industry expectations.
NQA is highly involved in a wide variety of industry committees and standards writing teams, helping us to maintain a keen awareness of changes within the industry. We are committed to ensuring customer awareness regarding changes in industry strategy, regulations, and standard requirements that may impact your management system approach.
Steps to Certification
Complete a Quote Request Form so we can understand you and your business. We will then use this to personally prepare a proposal for your certification and define what is known as your 'scope of assessment'.
We will then contact you to book your assessment with an NQA assessor. It consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and a full cycle of internal audits.
Following a successful stage two audit, a decision is made. If positive, your certification will be issued by NQA, with both a hard and soft copy of the certificate awarded. Certification is valid for three years and maintained through surveillance audits (years one and two) and a recertification audit in year three.