The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) is the first water service provider in Australia (and the second in the world) to achieve ISO 55001 certification. The journey to certification provided for a collaborative engagement and company wide buy-in from the Board level to the shop floor, in asset management.
GAWB utilised already developed practice and process, along with existing certified systems, to demonstrate compliance to the standard, identify gaps and develop documentation to meet the standard. Stakeholder engagement included not only inter department groups within GAWB, but most importantly the certifying auditors themselves.
At the Mainstream Conference in 2017 John Tumbers, Chief Operating Officer of Gladstone Area Water Board shared important insights from this journey.
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About the Speaker
John was appointed to the position of Operations & Maintenance Manager of the Gladstone Area Water Board in February 2013. He leads the Operations & Maintenance Team accountable for the operation of the bulk raw and potable water supply networks to the Gladstone Region in Central Queensland. John’s portfolio includes the management of GAWB’s water supply operations, infrastructure and land within the scheme’s catchment. He has a career background in Maintenance and Asset Management in the power generation, and resource sectors in NSW, SA, Qld and WA. Gladstone Area Water Board became the first water service provider in Australia to achieve ISO55001 Certification in June 2016.