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ISO 55001 Auditor Assessor Specification

In 2013, members and stakeholders of the global asset management community sought assistance in maximising benefits from the ISO 55000 asset management standards published in 2014. In particular, organisations require competent and capable people, who may be employed as staff or brought in from external organisations to assess against, or comply with ISO 55001. The GFMAM 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 and are based on the Asset Management Landscape.

GFMAM members will be recommending to asset owners that they apply this specification for internal assessors and require any external auditors to provide demonstrable evidence of this knowledge and understanding.

The purposes of GFMAM ISO 55001 Auditor Assessor Specification include:

  • to establish the minimum knowledge and comprehension of asset management to perform duties as an assessor for ISO 550001
  • to provide guidance for organisations providing training in preparing for ISO 55001 adoption and evaluation
  • to provide the basis for certification of ISO 55001 assessor/auditor personnel
  • to support the introduction of ISO 55000, and ensure that organisations derive benefit from the use of these standards

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