All organisations have assets. These can be physical, such as vehicles, buildings and equipment, or intangible, such as your brand or intellectual property. Such assets have a value to your business and the ISO 55001 standard helps you protect and enhance that value.
The ISO 55001 standard provides the framework for a structured Asset Management System. This will enable you to manage your business assets across their life cycle, from acquisition to decommission. The system provides an efficient way to control the risks and costs associated with asset ownership, while supporting continual improvement and value creation.
The Standard builds on the Publicly Available Specification 55 (PAS 55), which the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) developed in the UK. The PAS 55 approach has a proven record of success in the utility (water, electric and gas) industries. Now the ISO 55001 standard enables other sectors to benefit from a similarly robust approach to asset management.
The ISO 55001 Asset Management System will equip you with an industry best practice approach to managing assets. It will provide you with a common language for communicating the value of assets to financial stakeholders, such as investors, credit agencies, bondholders and insurers.
The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your sector, annual turnover, and number of employees. We will also need to know if you require industry specific accreditation (such as ASCB or UKAS).
However, QMS is committed to providing a cost-effective route to ISO 55001 certification. That’s why we focus on making the process straightforward. We will save you money because, instead of creating complex document trails, we will build an Asset Management System that works for you.
Find out how affordable ISO 55001 certification really is by just using our Fee Calculator. We’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.
The ISO 55001 standard uses a structure of ten clauses called Annex SL which, roughly grouped together, cover four key areas:
The QMS process gets your business certified for success:
Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.
Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.
We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.
Our expert consultants will work with you and your business to make the certification process as straightforward as possible. This includes helping you make any necessary improvements to your business processes.
Our 3-stage certification process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Asset Management System manual for you – saving you time and money.
Once you have achieved ISO 55001 certification, you will need to pass an audit each year. This will ensure your business continues to benefit from complying with the standard. Your first audit will happen one year after you receive your ISO 55001 certificate.
A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.
Now it's time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.
Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.
QMS Connect delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.
With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.
QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.
At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 55001 works.
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