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What Is Facility Management And How Can It Help Your Business?

Posted by Paul Tuson on May 25th , 2023

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Facilities management (FM) is the coordination and management of the services and operations necessary to maintain and operate a building or complex of buildings. A commercial facilities management strategy covers a wide range of overlapping servicing, maintenance, and repair tasks, in order to ensure the functionality, comfort, sustainability, and efficiency of an organisation’s physical environment.

This could include managing energy consumption, reducing the carbon footprint, maintaining the physical structure and integrity of the building, and sustaining compliance with health and safety regulations – among other needs. Get In Touch

What Does A Facilities Manager Do?

A facilities manager, whether employed directly by an organisation or contracted from a third party, is responsible for overseeing the physical environment and ensuring that it meets the organisation’s core needs and function. It’s essentially a strategic role, requiring day-to-day management of emergency situations, relationship management with suppliers and contractors, and overseeing the maintenance of buildings and grounds. 

Many of the day-to-day operations of facilities management are carried out on the ground by electrical and mechanical contracting specialists, such as Lowe and Oliver. We carry out targeted facilities management, contracting, repairs, and building maintenance services for a wide range of commercial, educational, and public organisations, ensuring that buildings are safe and well maintained, and helping our customers save money on energy and essential functions.

What Are The Duties Of A Facilities Manager?

As building maintenance partners and mechanical and electrical contractors, we can assist your facilities management team with a wide variety of duties, saving you both time and money.

  • Planning and coordinating all new heating, lighting, and mechanical installations and refurbishments

  • Managing the upkeep of electrical equipment and infrastructure, including fire safety systems, air conditioning, lighting architecture, heating, boilers, and heat pumps

  • Helping inspect and maintain buildings and grounds

  • Planned preventative maintenance to reduce critical faults and save money on repair bills over the life cycle of your installations

  • Emergency repair services to minimise downtime – we cover all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and are available to respond 24 hours a day to deal with urgent repairs.

Why Choose Lowe & Oliver?

Partnering with Lowe & Oliver to help deliver your facilities management strategy can save you money on in-house resources and management responsibilities, reducing your employment and stock overheads and giving you access to an extensive knowledge and equipment base on demand, for greater resilience and preparedness against faults and downtime.

We provide building maintenance and emergency repair services to customers across the UK, and have worked with a range of large-scale premises owners in the commercial, educational, and public sectors to drive down maintenance costs and streamline the practical elements of facilities management.

To find out more about how we can help, please download a free copy of our e-book: How To Choose A Mechanical And Electrical Contractor – or call 01865 411319 today to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced team.

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