Case Studies/Projects

Asset Management Audit, Policy and Framework Development Project

Client – Confidential

Industry – Mining

Location – Zimbabwe

Year Completed – 2021

Project Summary

Optimal were appointed to assess client’s current asset management system for two Gold mines in order for them to develop a robust Asset Management System aligned to ISO 55001. This required a development of an Asset Management Policy and framework to align with the principles of ISO 55001 following an initial maturity assessment.
The key elements of the scope of work were defined as follows:

  • Undertake a maturity assessment and present outcomes using a customised Asset Management auditing tool
  • Develop Asset Management Policy (AMP) and Framework
  • Provide roadmap with recommendations for Asset Management System improvement

The scope was completed via a site audit, during which interviews and workshops were conducted with senior management and operational staff at the Head Office and both of the mine sites.

Key Benefits | Outcomes

Optimal delivered the following:

  • An Asset Management Policy
  • A definition of the scope and objectives of the Asset Management System
  • A master system framework that will support the Asset Management Policy. This included recommendations for an outline local / group organisational structure to achieve the set-out objectives
  • A Summary Report which included observations / recommendations / roadmap for the establishment of sustainable Asset Management System.

The next steps are for Optimal to support the client in the delivery of the Asset Management improvement roadmap.