All organisations are faced with fresh challenges in the post recession economic climate. Facilities Management (FM) is an important sector of the UK economy and FM operators rely heavily on a wide range of tools and equipment. This paper considers trends within the FM market, the management required by facilities equipment and the need for innovation and effective replacement policies. Along with compliance and training considerations these issues are viewed in the light of a groundbreaking survey of facility managers and the practical experience of the author. Facility managers spend a great deal of time managing equipment and yet productivity, service and commercial issues continue. This paper concludes that a review of equipment strategies for sourcing, management and compliance offers an opportunity for positive change in difficult times.

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