The first version of PAS 55 was published in in response to issues arising from the privatisation of the utilities and transport sectors in the United Kingdom. In particular, some significant asset failures with serious failure consequences called into question whether the asset management systems in place adequately safeguarded the longer term integrity and safety of the privatised assets. As the discipline of asset management developed, issues with this version began to appear and a full revision was released in The version remains current as of writing and is the focus of the remainder of this article.
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Although the structure is very different, most of the elements above are incorporated into the requirements of ISO So, even though PAS 55 will be 'withdrawn' as a BSI formal Specification in enabling a 1-year overlap with ISO for transfers of their certifications , organisations may find that there is ongoing value of PAS 55 as useful guidance and education material.
Download the Transition Guide Download today to gain access to content. Already have an account? Login here. Username or Email. Remember Me. PAS was developed by a consortium of 50 organisations from 15 different industry sectors in 10 countries. It has been adopted and applied in most industries, in public and private sectors and different regulatory regimes, cultures and environments.
Quoted benefits from these implementations range from "it provided a structured basis for coordinating all our efforts into a common, business-prioritized direction", to very substantial bottom-line performance gains.
Download the CLP case study Register today to gain access to content. PAS 55 is structured around the familiar Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle of continual improvement, and introduces the need for a number of essential 'enablers and controls' to ensure alignment, integration and sustainability of efficient and effective asset management activities. Download the Transition Guide Download today to gain access to content Already have an account?
What is PAS 55?
Although the structure is very different, most of the elements above are incorporated into the requirements of ISO So, even though PAS 55 will be 'withdrawn' as a BSI formal Specification in enabling a 1-year overlap with ISO for transfers of their certifications , organisations may find that there is ongoing value of PAS 55 as useful guidance and education material. Download the Transition Guide Download today to gain access to content. Already have an account? Login here. Username or Email. Remember Me.
Applying the Guidelines of BSI PAS 55 to Facility Management
Life Cycle Engineering provides engineering solutions that deliver lasting results for private industry, public entities, government organizations and the military. Solutions Life Cycle Engineering is committed to helping you implement solutions that improve performance and meet your objectives. We develop our solutions and services to meet the specific challenges and requirements of a wide variety of organizations. Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career with a stable, team-based and results-oriented organization? You may have heard the term PAS 55 and wondered how it applies to you. In , the British Standards Institute BSI , in collaboration with the Institute of Asset Management, released Publicly Available Specification 55 part 1 and 2, which was considered the first internationally recognized specification for Asset Management. Part 1 of PAS 55 specifies the requirements for an asset management system for the management of physical assets and asset systems over their life cycles.
ISO is an international standard covering management of assets of any kind. PAS 55 was originally produced in by a number of organisations under the leadership of the Institute of Asset Management. It then underwent a substantial revision with 50 participating organisations from 15 industry sectors in 10 countries. PAS available in both English and Spanish versions was released in Dec along with a toolkit for self-assessment against the specification. The PAS gave guidance and a point requirements checklist of good practices in physical asset management ; typically this was relevant to gas, electricity and water utilities, road, air and rail transport systems, public facilities, process, manufacturing and natural resource industries. It was equally applicable to public and private sector, regulated or non-regulated environments. Established in August , ISO Project Committee held its first plenary meeting in Melbourne, Australia in early ; its final meeting was in Calgary in early