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Importance and Implementation of ISO 55001

Atlanta – The world’s busiest airport experienced an unprecedented power outage that seemed to defy all of the precautions put in place to prevent it, and during the 11-hour ordeal, internet users noted that only one mysterious plane was allowed to leave the airport.

Over 1,000 flights were canceled when the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost power around 1 p.m. on Sunday, causing a chaotic situation as thousands of travelers were affected. While Georgia Power claimed that the power outage was the result of a small fire, it left many wondering why the generators and backup systems available to prevent such an emergency were not utilized. (Source: robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-mystery-of-atlanta-airport-blackout.html)

There are several such reports which made people wonder as why the assets in World’s busiest airport were lacking.

It is but obvious that facilities and assets at the said Airport were not lacking but were not managed well to the best advantage of Consumers.

Assets at Public places like the following have an urgent need for efficient management

Assets at Airports

Assets at Large Hospitals

These public utility assets are not only for the convenience of consumers but are also for their safety. It is an imperative responsibility of the respective management to have an efficient and effective asset management system.

Asset management can be the single most powerful weapon in a company’s arsenal for saving time, money and lots of executive headaches. Using ISO 55001, Sodexho, a world leader in quality-of-life services, rolled out a best-practice model for asset management across numerous countries and industries – and it did it “The Sodexho Way ”.( Source: https://www.iso.org/news/2016/05/Ref2085.html)

ISO 55001:2014 provides a holistic approach towards effective and efficient management system to avoid public fury, provide service and meet all statutory and regulatory requirements.

Every organization wants their assets to perform to the best of ability possible and have the least down time so as not to cause distress among consumers. The Companies do indulge in chalking out ambitious plans of capital budgeting and total productive maintenance. Yet a systematic approach through ISO 55001 would go a long way in providing effective and efficient management systems for assets.

The major benefit is being able to realize value from your assets.  The value of service is more often than not is intangible but can make or mar the reputation of an organization. It is essential that intended services are made available to consumers through assets which is important for their satisfaction and many a times for the safety of human life.

ISO 55001 is an internationally recognized standard used for designing, implementing, utilization and providing continual improvement of an efficient Asset Management system. This standard is assisted by two more standards Viz. ISO 55002 a guidance standard and ISO 55000 to details the terms and definitions required for management of ISO 55001

This standard also has a 10 Element high level structure and totally aligns with ISO 9001:2015 a standard for quality Management system. The standard not only emphasizes the importance of Management commitment, provision for strategic leadership but also details the resources and support functions along with operation detailed requirements for an efficient overall management system evolved to run the assets without the dependence on individualistic knowledge oriented approach. The Asset management system through ISO 55001:2014 would be a  self sustained comprehensive management system which can be monitored through process approach.

QSE Difference: Quality Systems Enhancement Inc. is a reputed premier consulting, training and auditing firm engaged in helping organizations achieve their goals in certification to standards and improvement of operations since 1992. With this vast experience QSE has helped over 670 firms achieve certifications with most of them getting certified without a major nonconformity first time around. QSE has assisted airport management on documentation to manage ISO 55001 and continues to provide turnkey services for training, documentation, internal auditing, deficiency corrections and assistance in obtaining certification to the international standard. ISO 55001:2014.

QSE can help the organization build a data driven, evidence based, simplified, single level documentation system without adding heaps of documents to the existing system in the organization. QSE will adapt all existing documentation of the firm by making them suitable to standard and organizational requirements.

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