Last edited 28 Apr 2020

BS EN 15221

[edit] Introduction

BS EN 15221 (also referred to as EN 15221) was the British and European standard for facilities management from 2006 to 2018. The standard was introduced in 2003 to support the belief that the facilities management profession should be considered as equal to traditional professional disciplines (architecture, engineering, surveying and others) associated with the built environment.

The original development of BS EN 15221 was lead by the British Standards Institution and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), now then known as the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). In 2018, BS EN 15221 was replaced by ISO 41001:2018.

[edit] Seven sections of BS EN 15221

As the precursor to ISO 41001:2018, the standard was primarily used by organisations to prepare facilities management outsourcing agreements. However, many aspects of the standard also apply to the operation of in-house facilities departments.

BS EN 15221 examines the following areas of facilities management:

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