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Nov 18, 2013 (5 years and 1 month ago)


To all the SAAMA members

I trust you are all well and keeping your assets on track?

The South African ISO delegation has just returned from the recent ISO55000 workshops in
Prague, Czech Republic. The delegation consisted of 6 people, 3 of which are

on the SAAMA Council. The workshops ran from 11 to 15 June, 70 people attended from 18
different countries and we managed to achieve some important milestones.

First of all I would like to discuss the timing and logistics of the project. Work
ing back from
final delivery date, as many of you will remember from previous communique, the ISO55000
standard is due for release early 2014. Prior to this a final face to face ISO workshop will be
held in April 2013 in Canada, at which the final approval

will be given before ISO applies the
final touches. In order for this to happen, we have to reach what ISO calls a Draft
International Standard (DIS) stage, which we have managed to reach on time in Prague. So
far we are on track!

Secondly I would like t
o discuss some of the technicalities of the standards. As a recap, the
55000 document is the overview document, introducing the Principles, Definitions and
Concepts of Asset Management. The 55001 document is the Requirements document,
essentially what you
shall have in place to be compliant. The 55002 document is the
Guidelines document, containing examples and guidelines on how to comply. Probably the
most important distinction that has come out of the Prague workshops is that finally
everyone is in agreem
ent as to what an asset, asset management and asset management
system is. The definitions as they are to be found in the current documents are:

Asset =
something that has potential or actual value to an

Asset management =
coordinated activiti
es of an

to realize value from

Management system =
set of interrelated or interacting elements of an

to establish

to achieve those objectives

Asset management management system = the ma
nagement system for asset

Now the above might seem very trivial and easy to work out, but keeping in mind that not all
English language translates the intent easily into other languages, it was important to break
these elements down properly.

The other important note on the standard is that it is a standard for the asset management
management system, so for compliance, your management system for asset management
will be evaluated. Another note is that the management system is NOT the CMMS, but

includes all process/tools/systems, etc.

Finally I need to re
stress the importance of this standard and SAAMA’s position on it. I
firmly believe there are 2 kinds of people in this world, i.e. those who do things for ego
(getting the certificate on the
wall) and those who do things to make a difference in their
organisations. SAAMA’s position on the standard is thus that we will support the ISO55000
standard as the best internationally available standard once it is released. We will also
support organisa
tions who wish to make a difference through the implementation of the
necessary management system for asset management and not just use this for window

In closing, where does this leave PAS55? Well my advice is to continue with any PAS55
implementations or training you might have embarked on as this will already put you in the
right direction.

Should you require any further advice or have any questions,

then please feel free to contact

Regards and keep on track!