Alstom is first in the Netherlands to obtain ISO 55001 certification for railway security
A major recognition of our excellent quality asset management
31 May 2021 – Alstom recently obtained ISO 55001 certification for the Hanzelijn maintenance contract, a Dutch railway line of 50 km between Lelystad and Zwolle entirely equipped with the Alstom ERTMS Level 2 signalling system. Alstom is in charge of the maintenance of the railway security system since 2012 and is the first supplier of railway security systems in the Netherlands to obtain such certification.
The international ISO 55001 is an asset management system standard. Its main objective is to help organizations to manage the lifecycle of assets more effectively. It specifies the requirements for setting up, implementing, maintaining and improving an asset management system. Any company that complies with this standard is capable of creating value from its assets. What is unique, however, is that Alstom has elected to use the ITIL1 framework for the asset management system for all its company processes.
Alstom has demonstrated that its asset management system complies with the international standard and that it supports its customers with tailor-made services throughout the entire lifecycle of its security system.
As a market leader in railway security, Alstom is currently involved in several projects in the Netherlands. The successful certification of the Hanzelijn contract is a first step for other Alstom projects
With this certification, we have demonstrated our ability to manage our customer’s company values as well as our own company values, including reliability, technical and personal safety and availability.
“At Alstom, we are very proud to have been awarded this certificate. With this certification, we have demonstrated our ability to manage our customer’s company values as well as our own company values, including reliability, technical and personal safety and availability”, said Bernard Belvaux, Managing Director Alstom Benelux. “We create added value, with our professional advice and our predictive maintenance support. For our stakeholders, this certification is a guarantee that we optimally manage our customer’s assets.”
With ISO 55001, Alstom ensures greater consistency across all its processes. This enables Alstom to initiate improvements across all processes and ensure an efficient collaboration with all stakeholders involved.
The ISO certificate awarded to Alstom is valid for three years, after which the company will undergo a new, thorough audit. The independent Dutch certification body DNV will also organise an interim audit every year.
Besides the ISO 55001 certification, Alstom Transport B.V. also obtained ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and VCA**certification. Since 2016, Alstom has also been awarded level 5, the highest certification level of the CO2 performance ladder.