Don’t Overlook These Critical Data Spaces in Your Facilities

Even the smallest spaces that house critical data can’t be treated like just another closet. Here’s how to make sure critical data spaces stay operational and efficient. Facility managers are often responsible for critical spaces that can range from a small converted closet that now contains a network rack to a very large data center […]

Five Keys to Effective Emergency Plans

The scope and intent of an emergency preparedness program should span an array of emergencies. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis revealed many vulnerabilities in our global economy, healthcare systems, institutions, and supply chains; and shortcomings in facility operations and management were exposed as well. This is not to say that facility management teams did not respond […]

6 Facility Strategies to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

As facilities slowly begin to reopen, consider these important infection control tips to prevent the spread of the virus. While it is too early to fully measure the global impact of the coronavirus, it is safe to assume that how facilities conduct day-to-day business will change. There will be a new norm. People will view […]

Plan to Fail… Emergency Preparedness Presentation at WWP

FM360 is excited to present Thursday afternoon at IFMA’s World Workplace. With so much focus on headline scenarios like active shooter, most organizations are not prepared for the more common events, such as power anomalies and HVAC failures; which can have a significant impact on productivity, customer satisfaction, and the bottom line.  In this session, […]

Emergency Preparedness – A Plan for Failure…

While much of our corporate focus is on catastrophic events that grab headlines, such as active shooters and major storms, not much attention is given to the incidents that affect facilities on a routine basis.  Not to minimize the tragedies that result from such events, as we should all remain vigilant in preparation and prevention, […]

Are FMs prepared for the things that go bump in the night?

An Emergency Response Management (ERM) Program is one of the most frequent deficiencies found in facility management.  Many have a company business continuity or disaster recovery plan, but most facility organizations do not have an ERM program in place that supports the organization’s plans. For example, do you know, according to your organization’s business continuity […]

Emergency Operating Procedure (EOP) Template

The EOP template provides a simple and concise way to document and communicate any maintenance or emergency operating procedure. I recommend providing the tasks step-by-step without assumptions.  When finished, you should be able to hand the procedure to any of your staff or co-workers and they should be able to follow-it, even with no training […]

Make a Negative a Positive – Using Failures to Gain Support

No, I’m not trying to teach you any “fuzzy math”; rather I want to talk about failures – yes, those things that blew up on us that we would rather forget. How many of you enjoy getting phone calls from the company president complaining that their office is hot?  Or how about the breaker that […]

Webinar – Five Simple Step to Implement an Emergency Response Management Program

Five Simple Steps to Implement an Emergency Response Management Program – hosted by IFMA’s FMCC Presenter: John Rimer, CFM – FM360 Consulting and Facility University