In 2013, members and stakeholders of the global asset management community sought assistance in maximizing benefits from the ISO 5500X Asset Management Standards that were published recently. In particular, organizations require competent and capable people, who may be employed as staff or brought in from external organizations to assess against, or comply with ISO 55001.

The GFMAM has published a document that sets out the minimum knowledge and comprehension specification for personnel to audit or assess to ISO 55001. These competency requirements conform to at least, the requirements and recommendations in ISO17021- 5 and ISO 19011:2011. These competency requirements anre also based on the recently release Asset Management Landscape, also from the GFMAM.

The purposes of the GFMAM_ISO55001 Auditor_Assessor Specification include

  1. To establish the minimum knowledge and comprehension of asset management to perform duties as an assessor for ISO 550001;
  2. To provide guidance for organisations providing training in preparing for ISO 55001 adoption and evaluation;
  3. To provide the basis for certification of ISO 55001 assessor/auditor personnel; and
  4. To support, or comply with ISO 55001, the introduction of ISO 5500X, and ensure that organisations derive benefit from the use of these standards.

gfmam_nov_2013The ninth face-to-face meeting of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in Calgary, Canada from 18th – 21st November 2013 in conjunction with the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada’s (PEMAC) MainTrain Conference. Global Forum members were active in presenting at the conference, contributing several presentations and sessions.


gfmam 2012 Sep
The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) held its seventh face-to-face meeting from 9-14 September 2012 in conjunction with Abraman (Brazilian Society for Maintenance and Asset Management) 27th Congress in Rio de Janeiro.
Members of GFMAM Council and ABRAMAN Board, Sep 2012

GFMAM_Communique _June_2013
The eighth face-to-face meeting of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in Melbourne, Australia from 2nd – 6th June 2013 in conjunction with the Asset Management Council’s (AMC) Annual Conference. Global Forum members were active in presenting at the conference, contributing several presentations and sessions.

<p>One of the objectives of the GFMAM is&nbsp;to facilitate the exchange and alignment of maintenance and asset management&nbsp;knowledge and practices. Towards this aim the Certification Project has been initiated&nbsp;to&nbsp;research the certification schemes managed by member professional associations&nbsp;around the world, compare and describe them.</p>
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<p>At this point the GFMAM member&nbsp;societies clearly share an interest in ensuring systems and programs are in&nbsp;place in our regions to assist our member base to&nbsp;define,&nbsp;develop,&nbsp;assess and&nbsp;recognize&nbsp;competence in Maintenance and Asset Management&nbsp;practices. Strictly speaking, certification is about the final item on that&nbsp;list: recognition of competence. That said, in our&nbsp;broad&nbsp;comparisons of the certification schemes we have found it important to discuss&nbsp;what approach has been taken on the definition, development and assessment of&nbsp;competence by each society as well.</p>
<p>Other dimensions that have been&nbsp;compared are: 1) the range of subject matter covered by each certification (in&nbsp;broad terms) 2) the level of responsibility / career maturity that a&nbsp;certification&nbsp;implies and 3) details about the certification such as whether it&nbsp;has been designed to meet ISO 17024 standards, whether it expires or requires&nbsp;evidence of continuous professional&nbsp;development.</p>
<p>The organizations that are currently&nbsp;engaged on the Certification committee of the GFMAM and their certification&nbsp;schemes for Maintenance and Asset Management are:</p>
<p><a target="_blank" href="">Asset Management Council</a> (AM Council) –&nbsp;Australia</p>
<li> Certified Associate in Asset Management (CAAM)</li>
<li> Certified Practitioner in Asset Management (CPAM)</li>
<li>Certified Senior Practitioner in Asset Management (CSAM)</li>
<li>Certified Fellow in Asset Management (CFAM)</li>
<p><a target="_blank" href="">Associação das empresas brasileiras&nbsp;de manutenção</a> (Abraman) – Brazil</p>
<li>Abraman has standardized several certifications in skilled&nbsp;trades for Brazil</li>
<p><a target="_blank" href="">European Federation of National&nbsp;Maintenance Societies</a> (EFNMS)</p>
<li> European Expert in Maintenance Management (EEMM)</li>
<li>European Maintenance Technician Specialist (EMTS)</li>
<p><a target="_blank" href="">Plant Engineering and Maintenance&nbsp;Society of Canada</a> (PEMAC)</p>
<li> Maintenance Management Professional (MMP)</li>
<p><a target="_blank" href="">Society for Maintenance and&nbsp;Reliability Professionals</a> (SMRP) – USA</p>
<li> Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP)</li>
<li> Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT)</li>
<p><a target="_blank" href="">Southern African Asset Management&nbsp;Association</a></p>
<li> Certificate for Physical Asset Management Practitioners&nbsp;&nbsp;(SCPP)</li>