• Novice
  • Aware
  • Competent

Format & Content

In general, the format and content of the Total Asset Management Plan for an asset system or facility should be standardized to provide a consistent presentation to enable users to quickly recognize the contents and access key information.

However, there are various types of plans which require different format and content such as:

  • Asset plans/ORDM reports
  • Facility plans
  • Overall system plans
  • Needs analysis/asset management implementation plans.

The following information gives some indication as to the format and content required for these plans to assist in their implementation.

  • Asset plans/ORDM reports, including:
    • Executive summary
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Condition assessment
    • Options
    • Economic evolution
    • Study findings
    • Non quantifiable issues
    • Discussion
    • Recommendation
    • Implications of recommendations
    • References
    • Acknowledgements
    • Appendices.
  • Facility plans TAMP/ including:
    • System overview — description, details
    • Corporate objectives
    • Standards of service (present and predicted)
    • Existing asset details
    • Projected demand for asset services
    • Predicted modes of failure
    • Optimized renewal program
    • Financial implications
    • Conclusions
    • Executive summary.
  • Overall system plans TAMP, including:
    • Executive summary (conclusions)
    • System overview
    • Demands and constraints
    • Present cost of service
    • Performance (past, present and future)
    • Risk management assessment (failure to meet LOS.)
    • Detailed work plans
    • System plans
    • Financial implications
    • References.
  • Asset management improvement strategy plans, including:
    • Introduction
    • Setting a future vision — future perspective, objectives etc.
    • Best appropriate practice — strategic planning, systems, assessments
    • Current status assessments — overall general observations
    • Gap analysis — improvement models, evaluations
    • Strategy options assessment — key improvement areas
    • Adopted implementation strategy, priorities, milestones, outputs
    • Detailed resource estimates — staffing levels, hardware, software
    • Potential benefits of proposed plan — benefit
    • Detailed action plan — priority program
    • Summary and recommended strategy.

Each format and content is dependent on how much detail and sophistication each plan is given. They are all user defined and are all bottom driven, i.e. the further up the hierarchical chain you climb, the more detailed the plan becomes as it incorporates practices from lower levels:

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