KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD) has achieved ISO 55001 accreditation in Asset Management, one of the few passenger transport operators in the UK to do so.  This certification follows an 18-month journey within KAD to deliver this project, which is also one of the committed obligations in our franchise for Transport for London (TfL). This process was finalised with a rigorous audit and assessment process by LRQA to check that KAD’s asset management system conforms to the requirements of the ISO standard.


For KAD, this accreditation means that on behalf of TfL, we are taking optimum care to operate and maintain their assets to the highest standards.


With a risk-based approach, the scope of the ISO certification covers strategic decision making and planning. It offers multiple benefits for the business, including improvements to financial performance, decision-making processes, risk management, reliability, competence and life-cycle management. Relying on a sustainable approach over time and a continuous improvement process, it requires involvement from teams across the organisation to embed asset management in the organisational culture.


ISO 55001 is one of a number of standards that KAD has achieved within its franchise, that include ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 44001 (Collaborative Working) and ISO 45001 (Safety).


Abdellah Chajai, KeolisAmey Docklands’ Managing Director, said:


“I’m very proud that KeolisAmey Docklands has achieved ISO 55001 accreditation; it is an extremely complex and demanding international standard. With the ongoing challenge of ageing DLR assets, it is needed to guarantee the excellence in the day-to-day operations and maintenance activities. This accreditation illustrates the strength and high standards KeolisAmey Docklands brings to asset management for the DLR.