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ISO 55000 - What is it and do you need it? 

7 IDCON consultants completed training to become Certified Asset Management Assessors (CAMA) for ISO 55000.  The questions we wanted answered were “what is it?” and “do our clients need it”? 

So, what is it? 

It is three standards that specifies “an overview and terminology (ISO 55000) the requirements (ISO 55001) and application (ISO 55002) for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a management system for asset management.”

If that sentence doesn’t confuse you, I’m not sure what will.  Let me try to rewrite it for you... “ISO 55000 provides a systematic “plan-do-check-act” approach to establish your asset management system.” 
Key observations from the IDCON team:
  1. Becoming ISO 55000 certified does not ensure good maintenance or better reliability, however, it will most likely help structure the implementation approach.
  2. ISO 55000 really pushes the partnership between organizational departments and the visible leadership around asset management from top management. 

Do you need it? 

Probably not, I can’t think of any organization that must have a certification for any specific reason.  But, ISO 55000 could provide more involvement by top management in asset management, help establish asset management objectives that are aligned with business goals and break down some silos between departments.  Do you have questions about ISO 55000 or other ways to improve your asset management system? Send us an email or give us a call 
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