270 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 35 B/W Illus.
A guide for facility managers of varying types of facilities including, apartment buildings/complexes, office buildings, retail stores, educational facilities (schools), restaurants, and countless others. It will look specifically at the physical similarities inherent in all buildings/facilities and delve into the operational/maintenance needs, access control, audit proceedures and emergency procedure requirements. It provides procedures and policy direction in facilities that are lacking such formalized doctrine and gives a starting point to run their facilities in a consistent manner with a focus on safety and security, as well as keeping control of liability risk.
"The Facility Manager's Guide will serve as a valuable tool for leaders new to the responsibility of providing an overall safe and secure environment."
- Michael D'Angelo, CPP, the principal and lead consultant for Secure Direction Consulting, LLC
Introduction- What the book is about and how it can be used. Safety and Security: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how it applies to your facility. The Commonalities of Buildings. What is really going on (inside your building)? And why should you care?. How to Perform a Security/Safety Audit: An overview of CPTED and Fire Evacuation Planning. The Gap that you have discovered during the audit. The Audit findings: Designing a program. Designing Access Control. Policies and Procedures. Addressing Hardware Needs. Preparing your Proposal (with de-escalating options). The proposal: Getting Buy-in from the Owner. Implementation of the Successful Proposal: Stakeholder relations. Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Services, Maintenance, Hydro etc… Occupational Health and Safety to Protect the Employee Himself/Herself. Conclusion