SMRT amongst first rail operators in Asia to be awarded with ISO 55001 certificate as part of its drive towards higher train service reliability
SMRT was presented with the ISO 55001 certificate on 4th May 2015 by TUV SUD PSB, a German-based technical services provider, after months of preparation and reviews in the way it manages its rail assets such as trains, tracks and signaling systems. By benchmarking its maintenance processes and service levels to best-of-class international standards, this certification marks a key milestone for the transport operator towards higher rail reliability and service excellence.
The achievement of the ISO 55001 standard is part of the journey that SMRT has embarked on to expand its asset management approach and maintenance regime from one that relies on OEM recommendation (fixed maintenance intervals) to one that includes identification, analysis and mitigation of asset failure risks, where intervals of maintenance works are regularly reviewed based on asset conditions. This risk-based maintenance regime embraces the predictive maintenance approach and will lead towards better resource optimization, reliability and commuter experience.
Mr Lee Ling Wee, Managing Director for SMRT Trains said, “The SMRT Trains team has worked hard for the past year to review and align our systems and processes to ISO 55001 standards. The achievement of this certification affirms that we are moving in the right direction. Having the right systems and processes in place, we now have to apply ourselves to each category of critical assets within the network that we operate, to deliver the highest standards of train service reliability.”
SMRT is currently the only rail operator in Singapore to have the ISO 55001 or equivalent asset management certification, and the second in Asia after Hong Kong’s MTR.