Last edited 21 Jul 2021

ISO 41001:2018



[edit] Introduction

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is an independent body responsible for the production of international standards. ISO 41001:2018 Facility managementManagement systems — Requirements with guidance for use, was published in April 2018. It is available at:

[edit] BS EN 15221 and ISO 14001

ISO 41001:2018 replaces the 2006 European Standard BS EN 15221 and applies the general principles of ISO 14001 (environmental management systems) to facilities management practices.

Principles include:

[edit] Background documentation

The development of ISO 41001:2018 came about as a result of the following supported documents:

[edit] Guidance on application

ISO 41001:2018 is applicable to all organisations regardless of sector, size or location. According to the ISO summary, the standard specifies the requirements for a facility management system when an organisation:

It serves as a facilities management benchmark for internal departments and can also be used when organisations seek to outsource facilities management services to consultants that comply with the standard.

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