AMCouncil AMBoK Team Member, Martin Kerr, represented the Asset Management Council at the ISO TC251 (ISO5500x) committee meeting in Amersfoort, The Netherlands 22nd to 26th October 2018.    

TC251 is a technical committee (TC) that looks after the ISO55xxx suite of documents. The committee is made up of several working groups, one of which is looking at Communications and Marketing under the auspice of Working Group 3, WG3.

Over the last six months, WG3 has identified over 190 certified ISO55001 organisations from around the world. This list is available on the TC251 website.

To bring a human face to the standard, WG3- the communications and marketing working group assisted WG6 – the ISO55002 review working group by producing a series of short videos introducing the various aspects of the new ISO55002 standard. Each short video is presented by a different person  . ISO will publish these videos via the “PlanetISO” YouTube channel shortly so watch the TC251 website for updates!

WG3 – the communications and marketing working group have worked with WG4- the product development working group on how they can broaden the case study topics. A revised workflow was agreed to assist organisations write and publish case studies that describe the challenges and roadmap to certification, not just the certification itself. The most recent case study published last month is from Downer Australia on their Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCC) certification.

Visit the TC251 website for more information.