The world of facilities management is dominated by legislation - in fact, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance is one of the core functions of FM. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the health and safety side of the job.

Be aware of these and you’ll be a long way down the road to ensuring that your organisation doesn’t end up on the wrong side of the law.

Of course, it’s not just about staying compliant. These regulations exist to ensure that your buildings are safe, healthy environments for your colleagues, customers and members of the public to use.

Be thankful that they exist, because the workplace would be a much grimmer place without them!

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It is beyond the scope of this article to cover each of these items in detail, but suffice to say if any of the above regulations are unfamiliar to you, it would be advisable to research them as a matter of urgency.

IWFM (BIFM) Qualifications

This article relates to the following IWFM (BIFM) Qualification Units:

  • IWFM (BIFM) Level 3 in Facilities Management
    • FM3.05 Health and Safety Responsibilities in Facilities Management
    • FM3.13 Contribute to Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning
  • IWFM (BIFM) Level 4 in Facilities Management
    • FM4.05 Managing Health and Safety in own area of Facilities Management
  • IWFM (BIFM) Level 5 in Facilities Management
    • FM5.04 Risk Management in Facilities Management
  • IWFM (BIFM) Level 6 in Facilities Management
    • FM6.02 Facilities Management Governance and Risk
Find out more about IWFM (BIFM) Qualifications
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