Assessments, Audits and Certifications

You need to know where the real strengths and weaknesses lie, and what the true priorities are…

We focus on what is the most valuable, practical and urgent, while actively laying the foundations for clearer strategic goals…

Assessments, Audits & Certification

Making the best use of an organization’s unique mix of assets, in a changing environment, with conflicting stakeholder expectations, ‘initiative overload’, management turnover and a diverse workforce is a massive challenge. These problems are compounded by ‘temporary enthusiasms’ and a confusing range of messages, ‘best practices’ and perceptions of importance or criticality.

Most organizations have tried various forms of self-assessment, external audit, benchmarking or studies to identify gaps with respect to ‘world-class’ or ‘best practice’. Such exercises often result in long lists of recommendations with little value-for-money justification, prioritization or commitment to implementation. The studies focus on the gaps, shortfalls and differences, without testing the potential solutions.

Emerging Structure and Standards

Building on the worldwide success of the British Standard Institution’s PAS 55 specification (for the optimal management of physical assets), the ISO 55000 family of International Standards was published in 2014. Woodhouse has been at the very heart of developing these standards and provides an unrivalled experience of their usage for maturity assessment and improvement programmes. Our assessment services enable you to identify existing strengths, as well as any gaps against ISO 55001 requirements or potential transformation areas. It uses the full rigour of a structured and disciplined auditing protocol, developed over 20 years and integrated with the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) maturity scale. It is a highly interactive process, revealing not only the current status but also the scope and business value of potential improvements.

A Woodhouse assessment provides unique insight into the priorities, opportunities, and optimal route to improving the management system for asset management and the sustained delivery of better performance.

We offer...

Clearer coherent strategic goals
Robust Asset Management Roadmapping
Education and change management support
Integrated asset risk management
Quantified, risk-based justification and prioritization
Leading edge optimization techniques

Our Internationally recognized, structured review and assessments, led by real-world experts with first-hand practical experience…

  • …Provide comprehensive, consistent, actionable results
    • resulting plans are customized, realistic, and prioritized
  • …Identify, protect, and broaden existing good practices
    • Current strengths are built-upon, not displaced
  • …Filters improvement opportunities for realism, urgency, and value
    • The resulting Roadmap is ‘do-able’ and delivers results
  • … Deploy a highly participatory and interactive process
    • The whole organization understands, supports, and delivers the combined plan, and its continual improvement results

Back to Consultancy Services

Strategic Planning (SAMP)

Woodhouse can help you to quantify the business case for your strategies, plans and projects. Enabling you to explore the costs, risks and performance implications of different options.

implementation Support

Woodhouse offers extensive first-hand, multidisciplined experience in putting the pieces together and building a robust, coordinated and personalised way forward.

Optimized Decision-making

Crucial decisions need to be made, quickly and in the face of great uncertainty. Our speciality is Decision-making optimization; we offer real-time, online support, tools and processes

Need help or advice? Get in touch with our award-winning team

Damien Carter

Over his 28 plus year span in the industrial sectors with working technical backgrounds in Project & Construction Management, Asset Operations and Maintenance Reliability Management, and being certified in various courses of study; Damien has gained the knowledge and experience and has had proven successes throughout his tenure in the Oil, Gas, Petro-Chemical and Construction sectors. Establishing his-self in the various sectors, Damien’s first experience and success started in the Construction Sector in estimating engineering. This was the stepping stone for Damien and has paved the way for his passion and continued success in supporting People, Process, and Systems in an organization.

Damien has held positions in local, international and multi-national corporations and comes from a working background in the fields of environmental, operations, project and construction management, operations maintenance and reliability management, planning, supervisory management, and has proven his abilities to succeed in each field.

Richard Ardolino

Rich was an Engineer and Project Manager professional at the New York Power Authority for over 30-years. In addition to being the first Project Manager for the Niagara Project Upgrade, Rich rose to be the Vice President of Engineering having started in Operations Engineering decades earlier. Rich went on to be Vice President, Transmission and Substation at AECOM responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in design and construction. Rich joined Woodhouse Partnership, North America and participates in aligning organization towards ISO 55000 and many reliability studies supporting DST.

Asset Management



John Woodhouse

Our Asset Management Academy is pleased to announce 2023 dates for our Masterclass – the benchmark for personal development and competency recognition for Asset Management Professionals 

Aleck Santamaría De La Cruz

Executive in Operational Excellence, Asset Management and Best Practices in Projects, Operations and Maintenance in the Energy and Industrial Sector.
Consultant, Instructor and International Lecturer on issues related to project management (risk management), operational reliability, strategic management of operations, maintenance, Asset Management in the energy sector (ISO 55001) and Applied Data Analytics.
PMP, CMRP, IAM and CAMA certifications, being recognized by the SMRP in 2019 as CMRP of the Year

George Galambos

George has over twenty-five years of experience as a consulting engineer providing design, planning, program and project management, and strategic asset management services for asset-intensive organizations in the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. His primary focus has been in the public infrastructure sector; as a result, he has intimate knowledge of the assets, processes, and resources necessary to deliver and sustain safe, reliable services to the customers of public asset-owning organizations.

George has assisted organizations with the development of PAS 55, ISO 55000, and GFMAM AM Landscape aligned asset management systems (AMS), has performed gap analyses of their AMS against industry standards and best practices, and has guided them through the creation of strategic asset management plans (SAMPs), asset management plans (AMPs), AM policy and supporting documents. He has undertaken asset risk modelling to ascertain organizations’ capability to sustain their desired levels of service. George has performed asset health-informed lifecycle cost modelling and forecasting capital and operational expenditures over near and long-term planning horizons.

John Woodhouse

With 30 years’ experience in utilities, oil & gas, transport and other sectors, John is one of the most widely known experts in integrated asset management projects for some of the largest companies in the world.

John is a Founder and Life Fellow of the IAM; he has written 4 books, chaired the development of BSI PAS55 and represents the UK on the ISO55000 committee.

He also led the international MACRO and SALVO collaboration projects in optimised asset management decision-making.

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