The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently released a new handbook entitled ISO 55000: Asset management-What to do and why?, which details how organizations of all sizes can maximize value from their assets.
As the U.S. member to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages organizations to reference the handbook for a better understanding of the related ISO standards, available on the ANSI webstore.
The document is based on the ISO 55000 series of International Standards, which were developed by ISO Technical Committee (TC) 251, Asset Management. ASTM International is the ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrator to TC 251.
The guide, available in English and French, explains the role of the three standards within the ISO 55000 family, and provides simple practical advice and examples of asset management within different environments. It identifies the potential benefits of adoption of the following International Standards:
ISO 55000, Asset management-Overview, principles and terminology
ISO 55001, Asset management-Management systems-Requirements
ISO 55002, Asset management-Management systems-Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001
As the handbook details, the ISO 55000 family of standards is widely applicable and should help any organization realize and deliver better value for its stakeholders. The series applies to public and private sector businesses, regulated and unregulated environments, product manufacturing, public utility, service provision, and any other business purpose.
For more information, see the recent ISO news item.