I trust you are all well and keeping
your assets on track?
The South African ISO delegation
has just returned from the recent ISO55000 workshops in Prague, Czech Republic.
The delegation consisted of 6 people, 3 of which are represented on the SAAMA
Council. The workshops ran from 11 to 15 June, 70 people attended from 18
different countries and we managed to achieve some important milestones.
First of all I would like to
discuss the timing and logistics of the project. Working back from final
delivery date, as many of you will remember from previous communique, the
ISO55000 standard is due for release early 2014. Prior to this a final face to
face ISO workshop will be held in April 2013 in Canada, at which the final
approval will be given before ISO applies the final touches. In order for this
to happen, we have to reach what ISO calls a Draft International Standard (DIS)
stage, which we have managed to reach on time in Prague. So far we are on
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and care of physical assets, especially critical infrastructure - and
particularly for professionals worldwide dedicated to furthering our knowledge
and understanding of Asset Management.