29th March 2018
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that it has been awarded the ISO 55001:2014 certification, the international standard for asset management, making Qatar’s airport the first in the Middle East to achieve this accreditation from the British Standards Institution (BSI).
The prestigious certificate was presented to Engr. Badr Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer of HIA by Mr. Pietro Foschi, BSI Group Assurance Director, at the BSI office in London in the presence of Mr. Michael McMillan, Vice President Facilities Management at HIA.
The British Standards Institute ISO 55001 is a framework for an asset management system that enables the business to pro-actively manage the lifecycle of its assets, from acquisition to decommissioning. This system provides for the management of risks and costs associated with the operation and maintenance of assets in a structured and efficient manner that supports continual improvement and maximises the value of asset management.
HIA was ISO 55001 certified after an independent verification process was conducted by BSI appointed audit team. The airport currently has 37,613 assets within the scope of HIA Asset Management System, with plans to increase the scope for another 50,012 assets.
Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA said: “Being the first airport in the Middle East to receive the 55001:2014 certification from BSI shows Hamad International Airport’s continuous drive to deliver excellence in safety and passenger experience across the airport, through best practice management of physical assets and infrastructure.”
HIA has also implemented its Asset Management Policy within its organisation, encouraging its staff members, stakeholders and partners to embrace their responsibility to care of the airport’s physical assets and infrastructure.
Mr. Michael McMillan, Vice President Facilities Management at HIA said: “It is HIA’s ambition to demonstrate asset management leadership within the Airport Operations and Management business. We have adopted an asset management system to prevent catastrophic failure of our assets and continually improve our asset management performance. This involves always complying with relevant legislation, regulations and standards.”
Hamad International Airport aims to reduce the risk of asset failure, which could adversely impact the airport’s business objectives, reduce the life cycle cost of assets, all while achieving asset performance at optimum service levels for our customers.