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What is Hard FM?

April 9, 2018 by WINNS Services

So many terms get thrown around, it can be difficult to keep up with what they actually mean. Especially in the facilities management industry! You may have heard or read about Hard FM, but what is it actually referring to? Let's take a look... 

Hard FM Definition

Hard FM (or hard facilities management) refers to the services that are relied upon for the management of buildings and premises to maintain value and to contribute to the overall lifetime worth of the site. 

What services are involved? 

Hard FM services refer to the functions of a building or site that cannot be removed, and are generally required by law to be installed into any site or premise. Below is a list of Hard FM services: 

  • Heating 
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Air conditioning 
  • Plumbing 
  • Fire Safety 
  • Building Maintenance 

These services can each be broken down into providing many other operations within them. They are the key elements which must be implemented within a site in order to be compliant with the necessary rules and regulations referring to:

    • Temperature 
    • Lighting 
    • Ventilation
    • Bathroom Facilities 
    • Health and Safety 

WINNS Services specialises in fire safety and building maintenance as part of their Hard FM offering. If you have any questions or would like to ask for a quote regarding the services we provide don't hesitate to call on 01702 719100 or email us at info@winnsservices.co.uk

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