CMM Survey Sees Rising Demand for New Safety Measures

June 7, 2021 CMM Survey Sees Rising Demand for New Safety Measures

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% of facilities posted new signage or visual cues to promote hand hygiene or social distancing, 81% installed partitions or barrier shields, and 72% set up touchless hand sanitizer stations. In addition, 69% made disposable wipe dispensers/stations available and 63% 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 sanitizer units in their buildings. The survey found that 85% 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.