Survey finds rising demand for new safety measures

CMM survey highlights how facility managers implemented new health and safety measures in response to COVID.

When faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, facility managers had to quickly adapt to implement new health and safety measures in their buildings.

In addition to more stringent and frequent cleaning and disinfecting regimens, new measures included many physical changes as well.

According to the 2021 CMM In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey, more than 90 per cent of facilities posted new signage or visual cues to promote hand hygiene or social distancing, 81 per cent installed partitions or barrier shields, and 72 per cent set up touchless hand sanitiser stations.

In addition, 69 per cent made disposable wipe dispensers/stations available and 63 per cent instituted temperature screening/scanners in their facilities.

These measures have become familiar sights of the new facility landscape and some of them might be here to stay.

According to a recent GP PRO survey, facility managers have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by more than doubling the number of hand sanitiser units in their buildings.

The survey found that 85 per cent of those responsible for buying or maintaining hand sanitizer units plan to keep most or all of them once the pandemic is over.

For more recent insights from facility managers and in-house facility providers, download the full 2021 CMM benchmarking survey.

This article was first published by ISSA 

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