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ISO 55000

Integrated Asset
Management Training
Bob Williamson
Contributing Editor

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sset management is part of a much larger
organization-wide system of systems. For
example, ISO 55000:2014 (2.6) describes
an "Integrated management systems
approach..." that builds "on elements of other
management systems, such as environmental, health
and safety, and risk management." The Standard
also points out that such an approach can "improve
integration across different disciplines and improve
cross-functional coordination." The clincher is that,
because asset management touches so many parts
of the organization, it is a natural candidate for an
integrated-systems approach.
My August "Uptime" column (p. 6) lists recommendations associated with six basic, interdependent
elements of a Competency Development System.
Here, we discuss what's required.

Competence building
Asset-management systems, as specified by ISO
55001:2014, require definitions of applied skills and
knowledge for a variety of personnel with assetmanagement-related roles and responsibilities in an
organization. ISO 55001:2014 (7.2) defines requirements for such competence accordingly:
■ Determine the necessary competence of persons
doing work...that affects its asset performance,
asset-management performance, and assetmanagement system performance.
■ Ensure these persons are competent on the basis of
appropriate education, training, or experience.
■ Take actions to acquire the necessary competence
and evaluate the effectiveness of the actions taken.
■ Retain appropriate documented information as
evidence of competence.
■ Periodically review current and future competency
needs and requirements.
ISO 55002:2014 offers guidance for implementing
an asset-management system that is consistent with

The ISO 55000:2014 Asset Management Standard could play a major
role in industry in the coming years. Keep up to date with our ongoing
coverage of this Standard at maintenancetechnology.com/iso55k.

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ISO 55001, the Asset Management Standard.
Competence is discussed in the context of Section
5.3-Organizational Roles, Responsibilities and
Authorities this way: "It should be clear which role is
responsible for which activity. This can be achieved
through the development of job descriptions or
through including asset-management responsibilities
in existing job descriptions. When assigning internal
roles, consideration should be given to:
■ individual experience and competence (see 7.2)
■ support through training and mentoring.
Let's continue to the section regarding Competence (7.2). "Competency in asset management
should be addressed at all levels of the organization
in a way that ensures alignment between roles
and levels and not just for those considered asset
managers. For example, a competent trades person
should be able to demonstrate clear competency in
specific asset-management-related tasks..." (7.2.1).
Section 7.2.2 continues with some guidance
for determining competence. "The organization
should determine the competence required for all
asset-management roles and responsibilities, and the
awareness, knowledge, understanding, skills, and
experience needed to fulfill them. The organization
should map its current competencies to its required
competencies to determine any gaps."
Finally, following its discussion of gap analysis and
improving competencies and training, Section 7.2.2
suggests "All persons assigned roles and accountabilities within the organization that can have an impact
on the asset-management system should have those
roles and responsibilities communicated to them, be
provided the training, education, development, and
other support needed to perform their role, and to be
able to demonstrate the competencies required."
A formal competency development system
must exist as an interdependent process within the
asset-management system to conform with ISO
55001 requirements and successfully manage asset
performance and reliability in an era of painful skills
shortages. MT

Bob Williamson, CMRP, CPMM, focuses on the
people-side of world-class maintenance and reliability in plants and facilities across North America.
Contact him at RobertMW2@cs.com.
AUGUST 2017


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology August 2017

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Reliable Security, Reliable Operations
Highly Charged Reliability
Drowning in Data? Look to the 'Stars'
Reliable Pumping Supplement
SAP: Tips and Tricks
Steam-Trap Inspections
Saving Tribal Knowledge
Seats for Butterfly Valves
IIoT
ISO 55000
Understand Lube ID Systems
Tomato Processor Boosts Steam Output, Cuts Emissions
Products
Ad Index
Showcase
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Cover1
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Editorial
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Uptime
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - On The Floor
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