ISO 55000 implementation
With the international standard for the Management of Asset Management series in place, ISO 55000/1/2, asset owners and managers are able to demonstrate the quality and maturity of asset management in their organisation. The ISO 55000 asset management series is a tool to efficiently, sustainably and cost-effectively manage assets according to your organisation’s strategic goals and stakeholders’ needs.
The ISO 55000 series
ISO 55000 describes the principles of asset management, ISO 55001 describes the requirements for an asset management system and forms the basis for certification, and ISO 55002 provides guidelines for the application of the standard.
ISO 55000 certification
Does your asset management system meet the standard? Then why not have your asset management system certified?
Certification shows that you meet a high standard in managing your assets and it fosters trust with your external stakeholders and the market. Internally, it ensures efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of your asset management system.
ISO 55000 as a foundation
Many of these services run in parallel with the implementation of asset management in your organisation.
ISO 55000 maturity assessment
Would you like to benchmark the maturity level of your organisation against the key performance areas of ISO 55000? Our asset management maturity assessment is aligned with the requirements of ISO 55000 and provides you with a clear understanding of your maturity against the standard. Your organisation is tested against the standard elements at a score of 1-5, where level 4 is a certifiable level. The assessment can be conducted on the entire organisation or on parts of the organisation, for example by asset type or only for management and maintenance. The assessment involves an in-depth review of your documented processes as well as group and individual interviews. These allow us to collect verifiable information for the test. With the result, we can determine the gap between your organisation’s current level and desired level and draw up an improvement plan to address the gaps in a sequential and targeted manner.
Self-assessment and audit skills
We believe that an organisation’s ability to learn and improve greatly accelerates when staff can do self-assessments to determine how well they are working. Pragma can train your staff to do audits, equipping them with knowledge of the standard elements. The results are objective, and the findings and points of improvement can be constructively implemented. With this knowledge and skills, your organisation can test itself through the plan-do-check-act circle and continually make improvements with the common goal in mind.
ISO 55000 training
Would you like to equip your team with a better overview and understanding of the requirements of ISO 55000? Do you want to find the added value for your organisation? The Pragma Academy offers ISO 55000 training for your entire team and will help you to align your team’s understanding of asset management with the requirements of the ISO 55000 standard. Find out more here.
Aspects to consider about ISO 55000
What standards should I really apply?
Many organisations already meet various standards such as ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and ISO 9001. So, the question often arises: which standard is most relevant to my organisation and how do I deal with it? A starting point may be to look at the primary processes of your assets, what services they deliver and the size of the assets. We see that organisations with capital-intensive assets are more likely to opt for ISO 55001 than to keep ISO 9001 in place. The high-level structure of the ISO standards is uniform which enables companies to quite easily achieve the requirements of multiple standards.
Service management and certification
ISO 55001 provides a good structure for setting standards and service level agreements when outsourcing asset management to service providers. Asset management is increasingly about delivering sustainable results that ensure companies deliver on their stakeholder promises. This requires controllable work which can be managed and assessed against ISO 55000 requirements. Adherence to the standard also keeps both the asset owner and service provider responsible for their share and contribution to the success of asset management.
Culture and leadership within ISO 55000
One component of ISO 55000 is ‘culture and leadership’. Organisations are increasingly realising that ‘the people’ make a difference and that introducing an ISO system encourages a certain behaviour, and this behaviour is precisely what is necessary to conduct good asset management.
Trusting is good but checking is better
The adage “trust but verify” also applies to a certified company: you can trust that the company meets a high standard and know that this is independently verified. Certification gives stakeholders a verifiable quality that stakeholders do not have to test themselves.
Pragma, an ISO 55000 knowledge partner
Pragma consultants were actively involved in the development of the ISO 55000 standard. In the Netherlands, our team is also a member of the NEN Standards Committee and a member of the Board of Asset Management Experts. In addition, Pragma works for the Board of Accreditation and we provide training for the NEN, the manager of the ISO standards in the Netherlands.
Pragma uses third-party certification authorities to perform the actual certification.
Speak to our consultants if you would like to prepare for ISO 55000 certification.
Projects and success stories
ISO 55000 Assessment
Companies without a structured asset management system will fall short of realising the value of their assets in terms of the desired balance of costs, risk and performance.