28.10.2021

Why soft & hard FM services can be crucial for your business

At 14forty, our specialist FM services help to support the functionality, safety, and sustainability of your buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and real estate. Our expertly trained people aim to keep your business running as smoothly as possible, providing your employees with a clean and safe environment to function in.

The difference in FM services

Facilities management can be split into two types of service. Soft FM services focus on routine maintenance tasks such as cleaning, catering, groundskeeping and security. Hard FM services look after the physical assets of a business, such as plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling and safety systems.

The benefits of soft FM services

Soft FM services don’t just provide a clean, tidy, and safe workspace, but it ensures your employees have a pleasant and comfortable environment to operate in. This allows people to focus on their work without having to worry about cleanliness, something that has become increasingly important in business operations since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Integrated catering and food services are another type of soft FM service and by keeping employees fuelled well and helping them to form bonds with colleagues during breaks has, businesses are helping to boost their workforce’s productivity.

The importance of hard FM services

Hard FM includes services that can’t be removed from your workplace or premises and directly relate to the infrastructure of the building. These services ensure that health, safety and the wellbeing of your employees is paramount, helping them to feel comfortable at work.

Many hard FM services are required by law under the Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992. This ensures employers take responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work. As a responsible facilities management company, we ensure that our 14forty teams adhere to the regulations and ensure provisions are made.

Why choose 14forty?

At 14forty, our award-winning FM services are designed to look after the needs of businesses across the UK and beyond. Delivered expertly by our team of professionals and offering a first-class service, we ensure that all our work is carried out to the highest possible standard.

We’re trusted by our clients, and provide them with transparent, flexible, and dedicated services that look after their businesses. To find out more about our soft and hard FM services, please contact us on 0121 827 5226 or email enquires@14forty.co.uk

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