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Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management Launches ISO 55001 Assessor/Auditor Specification

"Our vision is to be a worldwide community of organisations providing leadership for maintenance and asset management communities"

Hans Klemme-Wolff - Founding Chairman - GFMAM

GFMAMP1-1005Established in 2010, the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) consists of ten not-for-profit maintenance and asset management organisations from around the world. An enduring objective of the GFMAM is to facilitate the exchange and alignment of maintenance and asset management knowledge practices; the lever which commenced the universal branding and unification of asset management, by way of the Asset Management Landscape (gfmam.org) and its subsequent updates.

With the Landscape and the publication of ISO 5500X Asset Management Standard, the GFMAM created the ‘Competency Specification for an ISO 55001 Asset Management Auditor Assessor’ to support the competence of people who audit or assess organisations to ISO 55001. Recently a joint venture, World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM), was formed to deliver outcomes from this specification.

WPiAM comprises ABRAMAN, the Asset Management Council, PEMAC, SMRP, and more recently France’s IFRAMI, and is responsible for delivering the Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) exam, a first for the asset management community.

A strategic move for all aspiring asset management professionals to secure a CAMA qualification

Certified Asset Management Assessors will be recognised throughout Australia, Brazil, Canada, France and USA. Certification complies with ISO 55001 Asset Management standards in core requirements and knowledge; ISO 17021-5 (Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 5: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of asset management systems); and ISO 19011 (Guidelines for auditing management systems).

CAMA: Launching 29th October 2014 - Brisbane - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney

Certification will ensure the quality of assessors and the quality of ISO 55001 methods, and confirm competency in knowledge and comprehension in asset management systems. Designed for asset management professionals with at least five years’ experience to further their knowledge and advance their careers. This certification has been developed under strict controls and involved leaders from a range of key industries, where effective asset management is paramount. Tested for content validity and appropriateness the Certification has also undergone stringent Beta testing and will be released on 29th October 2014.

As WPiAM continues to expand, the CAMA exam will attract an ever increasing global audience. Today peak bodies in member countries include: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France and the USA. Other GFMAM member organisations are also considering running CAMA examinations, including the Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA). It is therefore a strategic move for all aspiring asset management professionals to secure the CAMA qualification, which will ultimately result in a common language and a tool to interpret asset management practices across the globe.

For more information or to register for the exam please visit: amcouncil.com.au/-events/564-certified-asset-management-assessor-exam-wednesday-29th-october-2014.html

The Asset Management Council is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia and a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the asset management community.

For further information, contact: Madeleine Berenyi, Communications Coordinator, Asset Management Council, Phone: (03) 9819 2515, Fax: (03) 9819 2516, Email: publications@amcouncil.com.au, URL: www.amcouncil.com.au 

New Chair of the Asset Management Council: Glenn Ingram, CFAM

Why the AM Council Board is so important to the asset management community

Glenn Ingram - AM Council ChairmanThe Asset Management Council was established to provide strategic leadership, prudent governance and to further the discipline and the profession of  asset management.

Through global linkages and an active member base, its aim is to a create deeper understanding; engage communities to value  and use asset management; support organisations to improve business performance and subsequently enrich the ‘Asset Management Body of Knowledge’; increase the capabilities of individuals and organisations and benefit stakeholders.

The current Board is an eclectic mix of highly experienced professionals, united and focused on the common goal of contributing to deliver improved organisational effectiveness; expand perspectives and horizons, increase technical capabilities, and continuously refine the Body of Knowledge to grow and enhance the asset management community. In short, today’s Board members are heavy-weights in long-haul strategic thinking; have clarity and a diverse, yet deep, inner understanding of the essential values of asset management.

Glenn Ingram, the new Chair of the Asset Management Council Board, is one such individual. Highly accredited, in mechanical engineering and management, he holds an MBA, with a multi awarded trade background as well. Glenn is a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional and is a Certified Fellow in Asset Management and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Glenn has received awards of Golden Key Honour society membership and an Entrepreneurship IEAust award during his studies all completed over many years part time whilst working full time. He has over 30 years’ diverse industry experience and since 2002 has held significant central asset management leadership roles within global mining industries.

As Senior Manager at Rio Tinto and Principal Advisor Asset Integrity and Reliability, Glenn's primary purpose is the overall management of the Company’s global bauxite and aluminium business; with responsibility for the asset management process and asset integrity and reliability across multiple international sites.

Prior to this he held the position of Head of Asset Management at Newcrest Mining, with global accountabilities in strategic asset management, practises and processes; and responsible for the Mobile Fleet, Planning, master data management, Reliability engineering, major outages, and Auditing portfolio; with asset values worth multiple billions of dollars.

His leadership of asset performance turnaround projects has been a key achievement throughout his career in a range of mining companies including Alcoa, Anaconda, Iluka Resources, Newcrest and now Rio Tinto. Ensuring a solid strategic asset management plan delivered via an integrated asset management framework and mature asset management processes is a key element of success.

Glenn Ingram considers the Asset Management Council Board as ‘…an enthusiastic, progressive group of like-minded professionals who want to leverage the Body of Knowledge to improve the capability of the business… and further grow AM Council’s global recognition as a peak body. The board and membership have a broad and diverse mix of industry backgrounds and sector coverage which is great to be part of’.

For expressions of interest for serving on the Board contact: sally.nugent@amcouncil.com.au

 

‘The Asset Journal’ supports asset management community

The Asset Journal, Asset Management Council -

‘The Asset Journal', one of the highest valued Asset Management Council services since 2007

Hardcopy and Free Online Download

‘The Asset Journal’, issued quarterly, is now celebrating its seventh year of imparting knowledge from industry leaders and senior practitioners to the greater asset management community. A prime vehicle, this substantial publication delivers a series of technical and non-technical articles; tutorials from the Asset Management Fundamentals course; myths in asset management; updates from the Global Forum; AM Council news; important diary dates as well insightful articles from the CEO and the Chairman about Industry and AM Council advancements and their effect on the asset management community.

Created by the AM community for the AM community ‘The Asset Journal’ analyses issues faced across a broad range of industries. It delivers critical information to enable all readers; asset management veterans and new comers alike, rapid subject comprehension. All technical content is rigorously reviewed and edited and articles deliver local and international information that has global appeal. ‘The Asset Journal’ is unique to Australia. It has been rated as one of the highest valued Asset Management Council services and one that is most frequently used by stakeholders.

The current issue presents ‘Changing Definitions of Asset Management: The impact of ISO 55000,’ by Tom Smith, a US Delegate and Task Force Leader for the International Standards Organization; ‘How the Cyber-Physical World is Changing the Way We Do Business,’ by Dr. Achim Krüger, Vice President for Operational Excellence Solutions, SAP-AG and ‘Striving for Excellence: Implementation of the Asset Management System,’ by Italo Freitas, Generation COO of AES Brazil.

Overall, the benefits of ‘The Asset Journal’ deliver a future perspective in asset management, potential challenges; a chance to emulate practical ideas and the opportunity for continuous professional development.

‘The Asset Journal’ is an extremely worthwhile investment and is available for a free online download. Hardcopies of the full publication, complete with academic papers and articles, are exclusive to Asset Management Council members only.

An opportunity currently exists for new contributors. Please email theasset@amcouncil.com.auTo download a free copy, please visit theasset.amcouncil.com.au.

 Created by the AM community for the AM community ‘The Asset Journal’ analyses issues faced across a broad range of industries.All technical content is reviewed and edited and articles deliver local and international information that has global appeal. ‘

The Asset Management Council is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia and a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the asset management community.

For further information, contact: Madeleine Berenyi, Communications Coordinator, Asset Management Council, Phone: (03) 9819 2515, Fax: (03) 9819 2516, Email: publications@amcouncil.com.au, URL: www.amcouncil.com.au

 

AMPEAK Asset Management Conference - 24 to 27 May 2015 - Sydney Showground - Sydney Olympic Park

AMPEAK 'Your professional pathway to asset management excellence.'

21 years at the forefront of asset management conferences

AMPEAK 2015 is a must for asset owners from all industries as well as asset management professionals and associated service providers. At AMPEAK, experience a diverse range of informative and educational topics, delivered by a global collective of experts from and including the Mining, Transport, Water and IT industries, Government and academia; speakers from UK, NZ, USA, Canada, Brazil, Malaysia, Germany and Australia. The dynamic four day event will deliver indispensable information on advances in technology, financial management, strategic maintenance planning and development and more.

Click here to download the Preliminary Program and Registration Brochure.

Featured topics will include:

  • ISO 55001 and Asset Management Systems
  • Certification Qualification
  • Culture, Leadership and Maturity
  • Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS); Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT)
  • Balancing Cost, Risk and Performance for ideal outcomes

The event will present an industry-wide view of asset management; best practice experienced through a range of exhibits, case studies and technical content; an opportunity to network, establish and expand local and global contacts with asset owners, asset managers and service providers from all industries. AMPEAK is an opportunity to identify industry benchmarks, eliminate reactivity and align asset management strategies to obtain the best possible outcomes.

An additional feature of AMPEAK takes place on day five: a series of workshops will be presented and a rare opportunity to visit significant attractions to view large scale infrastructure at work. These site visits have proved extremely popular; have limited places and should be considered a priority booking.

AMPEAK will culminate with the Gala Dinner and Awards Night, where awards will be presented across a range of categories including: ‘Best Research Paper,’ ‘Best Review Paper’ and ‘Best Student Paper’; ‘Lifetime Membership Awards,’ the prestigious ‘MESA Medal’ for contribution to the Industry, and ‘Corporate Asset Management Awards’. A ‘Nominee Award’ for Engineering Australia’s ‘Engineering Excellence’ and the ‘Founder’s Plate’ will also be highlights of the night.

YAMPS (Young Asset Management Practitioners): An opportunity for students to volunteer their services as AMPEAK Hall Managers and in return secure FREE entry to lectures, forums and networking opportunities. Volunteer now! Positions are limited!

For more information, please visit our website or contact us at ampeak@amcouncil.com.au or on +613 9819 2515

Become a Certified Asset Management Assessor for ISO 55001

Recognised in Australia, USA, Canada and Brazil & ISO 55001, ISO 17021-5, ISO 19011 Compliant

Certification for ISO 55001 assessors is to be released this October!

Certification will benefit all participants of the program. From major organisations and companies confirming a credentialed workforce, to owner operators managing their own assets and implementing improvements to increase returns and productivity; through to individuals with experience and those aiming to advance their careers in Asset Management. It’s a winning combination: development of people and capabilities, gaining compliance, adding value to an asset and strengthening stakeholder relationships.

Certified Asset Management Assessors (CAMA) will now be recognised throughout Australia, USA, Canada, and Brazil. Certification complies with ISO 55001 Asset Management standards in core requirements and knowledge; ISO 17021-5 (Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 5: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of asset management systems); and ISO 19011 (Guidelines for auditing management systems).

The worldwide joint venture between ABRAMAN, SMRP, PEMAC and the Asset Management Council, has delivered the first certification for asset management assessors.

Certification will ensure the quality of assessors and the quality of ISO 55001 methods, and confirm competency in knowledge and comprehension in asset management systems.
Designed for asset management professionals with at least five years’ experience to further their knowledge and advance their careers, this certification has been developed under strict controls and involved leaders from a range of key industries, where effective asset management is paramount. Tested for content validity and appropriateness the Certification has also undergone stringent Beta testing and will now be released in October 2014.

‘…Certification will take asset management to the next level of industry professionalism…’
John Hardwick CFAM - Asset Management Committee - Energy Networks Association

For more information visit the Asset Management Council website's Joint Venture page, or send us an email.