Security Red Alert can now put all their expertise in security and management in order to offer an all encompassing facilities management service which ensures an exhaustive service with as little disruption to the client and their business as possible.
Facilities management is a multidisciplinary security service where space, property, buildings, people, infrastructure and vehicles are all put under the organization of a single entity meaning that security, logistics and management all run as smoothly as possible without any conflict or friction between desperate service providers. Facilities management duties are often required in offices, schools, events and functions, convention centres, shopping centres, hotels and festivals.
Security to any organisation is necessary to protect the employees and the business and this often comes under the control of the facilities management department, in particular the maintenance of the hardware. Manned guarding may be under the control of a separate department.
Maintenance, repair, and operations
Maintenance, testing and inspection schedules are required to ensure that the facility is operating safely and efficiently, to maximize the life of equipment and reduce the risk of failure. There are also statutory obligations to be met. The work is planned, often using a computer-aided facility management system.
The facilities management department has responsibilities for the day to day running of the building, these tasks may be outsourced or carried out by directly employed staff. This is a policy issue, but due to the immediacy of the response required in many of the activities involved the facilities manager will need to keep tight control, often requiring daily reports or an escalation procedure..
Help desks may be used to book meeting rooms, car parking spaces and many other services, but this often depends on how the facilities department is organised. It may be split into two sections often referred to as “soft” and “hard” services. Soft would include reception, post room, cleaning, etc. and hard the mechanical and electrical services.