Facilities management is one of the many roles that health and safety managers often have to take on at work.
This is because in an ever-changing world, the role of a health and safety practitioner has evolved to incorporate things like wellbeing, sustainability, security, risk and assurance and facilities.
Facilities managers are responsible for the management of buildings and services – which often can tie in to the health, wellbeing and safety of employees.
Even if facilities doesn’t fall under your remit as a health and safety practitioner, being aware and informed of the latest changes and ideas within the facilities management profession will be beneficial to the way you work as a health and safety practitioner.
Rajeev Kak explains how innovation is changing our lives in every possible way, and the challenge for facilities professionals now is to brig the elements of communication, technology, security and safety together to create an environment that is safe, secure, productive and comfortable.
SHP editor, Roz Sanderson, interviews Bhaven Pandya, the health safety and facilities manager for Delaware North at Wembley Stadium. He explains how facilities fits into his role as a health and safety professional, the challenges of working for such an iconic building and how event days differ to normal ones.