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CIBSE publishes FM competency guide

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a new guide Knowledge Series KS21: Competency and competency management systems in facilities management.

The way that a building is operated and maintained will have a huge influence on user satisfaction and on its environmental impact and running costs. But how does a facilities manager demonstrate their competence to operate and maintain the buildings? The guide for building owners, maintainers and operators, and facilities managers, sets out to raise awareness of the issue and how they can demonstrate the effective management of individual competency and in so doing contribute to corporate competency.

Geoff Prudence, Chair of CIBSE Facilities Management Group, said: “Providing leadership in competency is key to the successful operation of buildings. CIBSE’s new guidance provides a framework for embedding that leadership in any organisation.”

According to the CIBSE, organisations of all sizes, including large corporate bodies will “benefit” from implementing a facilities management competency management system. 

Jo Harris, Author of KS21 and Committee member CIBSE Facilities Management Group, added: “In Facilities Management we need competent people as Facilities Management is a people business. Ensuring competence protects users of buildings, owners, service providers and the engineers themselves.”  


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