Maintenance Audits are offered to ISO 55000
ISO 55000 Overview
The ISO 55000 series provides terminology, requirements and guidance for implementing, maintaining and improving an effective asset management system.
ISO 55000 represents a global consensus on asset management and what it can do to increase value added in an organisation.
It has been said that Asset Management is the last frontier for business improvement, the area where one can score a significant advantage over one’s opposition.
It is believed that asset management will increasingly become the best means of harnessing and integrating all the activities within an organisation to achieve its purpose most effectively and economically.
Using ISO 55000
ISO 55000 consists of three standards, ISO 55000 itself and two daughter standards, ISO55001 and ISO 55002. The three standards can be described as follows:
- ISO 55000 Asset Management - Overview, principles and terminology
This standard introduces the critical concepts and terminology needed to develop a long-term plan that incorporates an organisation’s mission, values, objectives, business policies and stakeholder requirements. This is important – the asset policy of the company must align itself with the asset policy of the company as a whole.
- ISO 55001 Asset Management - Requirements
Specifies the requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of an asset management system.
- ISO 55002 Asset Management - Guidelines on the application of ISO 55001
Provides guidance for the application of an asset management system, in accordance with the requirements of ISO 55001.
These standards can help organisations of all sizes and sectors to:
- Establish an asset management system to optimally manage assets
- Implement, maintain and improve an asset management system
- Comply with asset management policy and strategy
- Demonstrate that they are applying best practice
- Seek external certification of their asset management system or make a self-declaration of compliance
Accreditation to ISO 55000 is especially important to companies operating as maintenance providers to other companies. The ISO 55000 accreditation is an assurance to companies that their maintenance contractor is up to the job, just as ISO 9000 should offer the assurance of product quality.
Recent Maintenance Audits:
- Hazelwood Power Station, Victoria, Australia
- Turkish Railway System, Turkey
- BCL Mine, Botswana
- BCL Surface Works, Botswana
- Namdeb Diamond Mine (four sites), Namibia
- Rand Gold Refinery, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Sasol (oil from coal plant) Secunda, South Africa
- Danone Diary Plant, South Africa
- ABI Bottling Plant, South Africa
- BMW Car Assembly Plant, Pretoria, South Africa
- Nissan Engine Foundry, Brits, South Africa
- Emperor’s Palace Hotel, Kempton Park, South Africa
- Arcelor Mittal Steel Mill, Van Der Byl Park, South Africa
- African Explosives Limited, Modderfontein, South Africa
- Columbus Stainless Steel, Middelburg, South Africa