Learn more about ISO 55001

A large body of knowledge already exists relating to ISO 55001 in particular and asset management in general. Resources are available through various reputable entities, including those mentioned below. 

General Asset Management


GFMAMThe Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management is an association of professional maintenance and asset management societies formed for the purpose of knowledge creation and sharing and for information exchange among our member societies. It publishes the Asset Management Landscape and the GFMAM ISO 55001 Auditor/Assessor Specification. Visit www.gfmam.org for more details.


The Institute of Asset Management is the professional body for those involved in acquisition, operation and care of physical assets – especially critical infrastructure. In particular, the Institute is for professionals worldwide who are dedicated to furthering their knowledge and understanding of Asset Management. It publishes the Anatomy of Asset Management, the Asset Management Maturity Scale and Guidance, and a growing body of Subject Specific Guidelines including a guide on Developing and maintaining a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP). Visit www.theIAM.org for more details.


The Asset Management Council is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia and an internationally recognized organisation at the forefront of asset management knowledge and development, providing information and guidance on asset management across a multitude of industries and professional roles, both in Australia and overseas. It publishes the Companion Guide to ISO 55001 and provides its members access to the growing Asset Management Body of Knowledge. Visit www.amcouncil.com.au for more details.


IPWEAThe Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia strives to enhance the quality of life in communities by providing leadership and advocacy in the sustainable management of public works infrastructure, community assets and services. IPWEA produces the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM), the International Infrastructure Financial Management Manual (IIFMM) and many other tools and resources to assist asset management practitioners on their journey. See more at: www.ipwea.org/assetmanagement.


IFRAMIL'Institut Français d’Asset Management Industriel et Infrastructures regroupe des personnes physiques ou des sociétés qui œuvrent pour la promotion et l'application des principes de la gestion d'actifs industriels et d'infrastructures en France. L'IFRAMI a en outre un rôle déterminant dans le processus de certification des auditeurs qui seront retenus pour l'agrément des sociétés à la norme ISO 55001. Elle publie entre autres le Guide Thématique de la Gestion d'Actifs en français et met à disponibilité des traductions de nombreux documents de référence d’origine anglophone. Voir www.iframi.fr.

Sector-specific Asset Management


UICThe International Union of Railways (UIC) promotes rail transport at world level with the objective of optimally meeting current and future challenges of mobility and sustainable development. It has published the UIC Railway Application Guide - Practical Implementation of Asset Management through ISO 55001. This document provides practical guidance to railway infrastructure managers who wish to improve their existing Asset Management capability. It is based on a standardized approach that is being widely adopted in railways and other asset intensive sectors around the world. It has also published the UIC SAMP Application Guide developed specifically for railway organizations but applicable to wider transport types and other infrastructure management organizations (e.g. utilities). See more at: uic.org/asset-management.


WSAAThe Water Services Association of Australia is the industry body representing the urban water industry in Australia and New Zealand. It has published WSAA's ISO 55001 Implementation Guidelines. These guidelines are intended for use by water industry asset management practitioners to establish and implement the requirements of an Asset Management System prescribed in the International Standard ISO 55001: 2014. Visit www.wsaa.asn.au for more information.


CEDRThe Conference of European Road Directors is the platform for cooperation and promotion of improvements to the road system and its infrastructure, as an integral part of a sustainable transport system in Europe. Its members represent their respective national road authorities or equivalents and provide support and advice on decisions concerning the road transport system that are taken at national or international level. It has produced the Implementation Guide for an ISO 55001 Asset Management System, offering advice and guidance for road sector organisations considering why and how to implement ISO 55000. Visit www.cedr.eu for more information.


CIGRECIGRE is a global community committed to the collaborative development and sharing of power system expertise. The community features thousands of professionals from over 90 countries and 1250 member organisations, including some of the world’s leading experts. Its ISO series 55000 standards: Implementation and information guidelines for utilities, offers guidance to electrical utilities with a clause-by clause review of ISO 55001 interpreting the standard in the context of electrical utilities, lists potential artefacts that utilities could use to demonstrate compliance, and highlights numerous examples submitted by utilities. Visit www.cigre.org for more information.


The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has published a Handbook on Infrastructure Asset Management. The handbook calls national and local governments to action and provides them with concrete guidance on how to ensure the resilience, sustainability and accessibility of existing and planned infrastructure investments. It contains practical tools to improve infrastructure asset management, plus recommendations on how to adapt them to socio-economic and environmental challenges of our time, including climate change and public health emergencies. More information at www.un.org/en/desa.