The Implications of Health and Safety in Managing Buildings

In this module, facility managers will learn how health and safety affect occupants and FM operations, addressing the standards and processes for conducting related risk assessments.



Enrollment Duration

180 Days

Course Type


Course Family

Essentials of Facility Management

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the steps used in the risk assessment process for the health and safety of building occupants.
  • Identify ways building occupants can receive fire and life safety training.
  • Identify the leadership role recommended for a facility's emergency response team.
  • Understand what should be included in a contingency plan for a facility-related emergency.
  • Identify potential hazards that require personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Identify types of PPE used to protect the human body in hazardous situations.
  • Describe sources of hazardous energy that require lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures.
  • Understand the latest standard used to communicate information about hazardous materials to building occupants.
  • Identify the main purpose of using building codes for construction. Understand how a facility manager’s participation in the development of ISO standards may benefit the facilities he/she manages.
  • Additional information

    Enrollment duration: 180 Days

    Languages: English

    Non-Member Price: $80.00

    Member price: $70.00

    Course Type: E-Learning

    CEU Credits: 0.00

    CFM points: N/A

    Upcoming Dates
    Course information

    Module Outline

    • Module 4: The Implications of Health and Safety in Managing Buildings
    • Module Assessment
    • Module Evaluation
    • Letter of Completion

    This is the fourth of four modules in "The Essentials of Facility Management: Operations and Maintenance Series".

    Content Development and Content Analysis Subject Matter Experts:

    • Christopher P. Hodges, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow  
    • Edmond P. Rondeau, CFM, AIA, IFMA Fellow
    • Mark R. Sekula, CFM, LEED-AP, IFMA Fellow
    • Oscar Chan, Ph.D., CFM, CFMJ, F.PFM, IFMA Fellow