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MCP Challenges the FM Community on PAS 55

04 October 2011

TOTAL WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION STAND B42. With PAS 55 scheduled to become an international standard by 2012, the BSI’s specification for the optimised management of an organisation’s physical assets comes of age. After 8 years in development it focuses attention on this vital area of an organisation’s FM operation which, in many cases, has been left to fend for itself!

PAS 55 defines asset management as “the optimum way of managing assets to achieve a desired and sustainable outcome at minimum total cost of ownership through their whole life cycle.” The challenge is now for those in FM to prepare for certification.

PAS 55 is designed to encourage longer term thinking promoting, among other things, sustainability and energy efficiency by providing clear, best practice guidelines and a detailed requirements’ specification.

PAS 55 is applicable to any size of organisation, public or private, with significant physical assets. For example, financial centres, infrastructure, laboratories, airports, data centres as well as transport and utilities sectors.

So What Must FM Service Providers Do?

PAS 55 as applied to the FM sector is based on the well known Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) continuous improvement methodology

By embracing PAS 55 FM service providers, both in house and outsourced, have the opportunity to demonstrate to clients that they have in place systems and processes that will deliver high performance and reliability at optimum cost.

The First Steps with 1 Day taster Course

Achieving certification to PAS 55 will take between 12-24 months and consists of a number of components including, Awareness, Gap Analysis, Gap Closure, Intermediate Assessment and finally Certification.

MCP is offering a 1 day ‘PAS 55 awareness’ course on the 30th September for those who would like to find out more about PAS 55. The cost for this course is £250.00 + VAT. As one of the Institute of Asset Management’s endorsed trainers, MCP also offer the IAM accredited Asset Management Principles Policy and Strategy course for people planning implementing PAS 55 on the 17-19 October and costs £675.00 + VAT.

For more details please contact Sarah James on 0121 506 9034 or email S James SJames@mcpeurope.com


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