COMMUNIQUE2015MayThe thirteenth face-to-face Council meeting of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA from 12th -15th October 2015 in conjunction with the annual SMRP conference. Hosted by the Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals, Global Forum members were active in participating in the conference and contributed with several presentations.

COMMUNIQUE2015MayThe twelfth face-to-face Council meeting and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 10-16 May 2015 in conjunction with the SAAMA conference, hosted by the South African Asset Management Association. Global Forum members were active in participating in the conference and contributed several presentations to the conference.

GFMAM_1405_GFMAM_CommuniqueThe Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) held its ninth face-to-face meeting from the 3rd to 9th of May 2014 in conjunction with the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS) in Helsinki, Finland. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to EFNMS for their hospitality.

GFMAM_COMMUNIQUE_December_2014The eleventh face-to-face Council meeting and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in Bahrain from 6 – 11 December 2014 in conjunction with the 3rd Middle East Maintenance Conference and Exhibition, Maintcon 2014, hosted by the Gulf Society of Maintenance Professionals (GSMP). Global Forum members were active in participating in the conference, contributing several presentations and to workshop sessions.

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.