» Accredited Certification of Asset Management Systems to ISO 55001 – Announcement of Pilot Applicants

17 July, 2014

Following the call for expressions of interest on 31 January 2014 and the invitation on 15 April 2014 to apply for the pilot programme for accreditation of certification bodies for ISO 55001, UKAS is pleased to announce that the following organisations will participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme:

  • Afnor UK
    • BSI Assurance UK
    • Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS - UK Branch
    • DNV Certification
    • Intertek Certification
    • Lloyds Register Quality Assurance
    • Parsons Brinckerhoff
    • SGS UK

ISO 55001 (Asset Management – Management Systems – Requirements) was published in January 2014, and specifies the requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a management system for asset management.

During the pilot programme UKAS will assess the competence, impartiality and performance capability of applicant organisations using the internationally recognised management systems certification standard ISO/IEC 17021: 2011 (Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems). On completion of the pilot programme, UKAS will announce the accreditation of successful certification bodies. The scheme will then be open to other organisations wishing to apply for accreditation.

The pilot assessment programme will commence in August 2014 and be completed in August 2015.