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ISO55001 Awareness Training

One of the biggest problems in Asset Management (AM) is the lack of understanding of what it actually involves and what the impacts might be of doing it well, or poorly.

ISO55001 requires ‘Persons doing work under the organisation’s control, who can have an impact on the achievement of the asset management objectives’ to be: aware of the organisation’s AM policy; their contribution to the effectiveness of AM; relevant risks; and the implications of them not fulfilling their obligations in meeting the requirements of the AM System.

Many organisations adopt a tick box approach to increasing ‘awareness’ in their personnel, there is quite often no objective set for awareness raising initiatives other than ‘compliance’. IQ-AM believes that the purpose of engendering awareness is to achieve a change in behaviour, i.e. that people need to actually go through a process of assessing and testing what they do, and could do differently, based on enhanced knowledge. We have therefore developed a suite of awareness training programs based on vocational (or competency) based training principles. The different programs are targeted at the different levels and types of responsibilities within an organisation, while retaining a common vertically and horizontally integrated vision of AM. Please have a look at our Awareness Training overview pdf download for more information, email us, or give us a call on +61 3 5266 1487.

ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard Release

It is terrific news that the ISO Standards were released on 10 January, 2014.

For those, such as myself, who have been part of the development team, it has been a long, though fascinating and rewarding, three years. It has been a privilege to work with some of the world’s leaders in Asset Management (AM) in order to create a common vision of what constitutes AM.

I have no doubt there will be a lot of people running around selling themselves as experts in the Standard – they might be good at AM, but I can just about guarantee that everyone involved in writing it had a ‘gee-whizz’ moment that resulted in them modifying their thinking and understanding – so feel free to ask those promoting themselves as ISO55001 experts what has changed in their approach to AM post ISO55000. Doing a search and replace of ‘Reliability Engineering’ (or even ‘PAS55’) with ISO 55001 is not the answer.

New website

Welcome to the updated IQ-AM web-site.

Not only have we added more information about who we are and what we do, we have updated ALL our qualification and training course information in light of the massive changes in the AM industry – in particular the release of the ISO5500# Standards.

So welcome to our new site, of which this blog is a part.