Tag Archives: Facilities Management


Facilities management is an incredibly broad term that encompasses a whole host of operational processes for a complex. Overseeing this properly is vital. Facilities management includes the management of buildings and janitorial work. Further to this, it includes the management of facility records, and the keeping of logbooks. Not only that, but it incorporates the security measures and protocols in place at a facility. The team behind a complex’s management draws all the separate strands necessary together, into one slick management package. These services help a facility to run as smoothly as possible. It also better places a facility should anything go wrong.

Facilities Management: The Importance Of Saving Water (And Ways In Which You Can)


Today marks World Water Day 2021 and this year’s theme is valuing water. Fortunately, in this country, water has always been something we’ve been able to somewhat take for granted. It’s becoming increasingly apparent, however, that we have a collective global responsibility in how we use and value this most vital of resources. Not only do we all have a personal responsibility in reducing the amount of water we use in our daily lives, but businesses and the commercial sector have that responsibility, as well. With that in mind, the team here at Munday + Cramer, who provide facilities management […]

A picture of a tap to represent how facilities management professionals can look to better save water in commercial properties.

Spring Clean Maintenance Activities For Offices And Commercial Buildings Following A Hard Winter


For offices and other commercial facilities, the winter just gone was a particularly difficult one. Not only was the UK met by one of the coldest snaps in recent times (prompting the term Beast from the East #2 to do the rounds in national media outlets) but because of the third national lockdown, many of these buildings ended up being left unoccupied (or, at least, as good as) for several months. With that in mind, the team here at Munday + Cramer, a leading facilities management (FM) firm in Essex, wanted to look at some of the crucial checks and […]

Cleaning sign to represent facilities management tips for offices at the onset of spring

The Continued Growth Of Degree Apprenticeships


There was a time when attaining a good university degree from a prestigious university was perceived as being the zenith of ‘success’ for young adults. In recent times, however, this attitude has been increasingly challenged, and whilst a – what we would probably term – ‘conventional’ university degree is still a valid and much-vaunted pathway to follow, it’s certainly not the only one. Practical, vocation-based qualifications (apprenticeships, for example) have been gaining on their traditional counterparts for some time now, and show no obvious signs of slowing down. There are pros and cons to both, which is what makes the […]

A lecture hall to represent degree apprenticeships.

Facilities Management: 6 Autumn Tasks To Keep Your Building In Perfect Working Order


As the nights draw longer and the days grow colder, it can be all too easy for businesses to push their facility’s maintenance tasks to the bottom of the pile – a job to ‘get around to later’. However, this time of year, potentially more than any other, is when jobs such as these especially need to be carried out – both inside of a property, and out. The team here at Munday + Cramer, an Essex-based facilities management firm, wanted to walk you through some of the most important tasks to take care of this autumn, so that you […]

A picture depicting fallen autumn leaves to represent the facilities management work needed during the season.

Five Ways To Improve Workplace Health And Safety Standards


Here at Munday + Cramer, we recently penned a piece on adhering to updated health and safety measures upon returning to work post-lockdown. As National Safety Month rolls on, however, it’s important to be clued into health and safety best practices, more generally, for when the pandemic is firmly in our rear-view mirrors. Working in facilities management, we’ve learned that there are myriad ways in which workplace health and safety can be improved. Some of these may seem startlingly obvious, and yet you’d be surprised at how few workplaces actually implement them. With that in mind, we’ve compiled an overview […]

Facilities Management: Five Ways To Improve Workplace Health And Safety Standards

How To Uphold New Workplace Safety Standards According To Munday + Cramer


With the nation approaching the end of the lockdown, at least provisionally, to which it’s found itself subjected, it seems that there could hardly have been a more appropriate time for this year’s National Safety Month to have come. Despite the Government’s best efforts to allay fears, through the publishing of new official guidance and workplace standards, employers and employees alike remain concerned, and understandably so. Never has such importance been placed on workplace hygiene and safety, nor have the stakes ever been as high should there be a failure to adhere to said standards. If one thing’s for certain, […]

Our Facilities Management Firm's Advice On Returning To Work

Keeping Compliant For The Lockdown And Beyond


The outbreak of COVID-19 has already led to truly global impacts. These impacts are not only health-related, but are being experienced within the world of economics and in social and cultural sectors as well. What’s worse is that the anxiety we’re all experiencing is only being further fuelled by the lack of certainty surrounding the situation. Uncertainty that politicians are unable to assuage, try though they might. We can be sure of certain things, however: this pandemic will eventually pass, life will go back to a semblance of normality and as with everything, life will go on. Unfortunately, beyond those […]

Keeping Facilities Management Compliant For The Lockdown And Beyond

The Intricacies Of Facilities Management


Facilities management (FM) is an essential, yet lesser-known facet of ‘facility’ operations that is prevalent across every sector throughout the world. It’s especially important within the commercial, educational and residential sectors. Traditionally, FM has been shunted down the list of a business’ priorities and building issues are dealt with as and when they arise usually by an office manager or administrator. However, it makes shrewd business sense, to outsource a business’ FM needs to an external, specialist company such as Munday + Cramer in order to make the crucial process a priority. This blog will go into a little more […]

The Intricacies Of Facilities Management

The Outbreak Of COVID-19 & The Relevance Of Thorough Facilities Management


The global outbreak of Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has become huge news over the past couple of months. Whilst it originally broke out in China’s Hubei province, the virus has proceeded to spread the world over. There have now been confirmed cases in six of the world’s seven continents – Antarctica, unsurprisingly, is the only exception. The UK has not been exempt from this outbreak. The number of confirmed cases across the United Kingdom is increasing daily. At the time of writing, there have been 18,083 people tested. Of this number, 17,968 returned negative tests, whilst 115 people have […]

The Importance Of Facilities Management During The COVID-19 Outbreak

RICS Issue Facilities Management Guidelines


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in conjunction with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) have issued a professional statement, offering guidance around Facilities Management procurement. In addition, the existing code of conduct will be amended for FM providers, and all RICS regulated surveying practices will need to adopt these new standards by October 2018. Raising Standards The RICS statement offers guidance and support to professionals who are looking to outsource their FM requirements for the first time, or are engaging in a re-procurement process. The FM sector is highly competitive, with a real split between providers who operate […]

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