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.