Lloyd’s Register originally awarded EDF Energy Networks PAS 55-1 certification to the 2004 version of PAS 55 in 2006. Prior to the expiry of this certificate EDF Energy Networks again chose Lloyd’s Register to undertake the assessment to the new 2008 version of PAS 55-1. The 2008 version had been updated by BSI following extensive consultation with stakeholders worldwide. Lloyd’s Register was involved in the changes which contained many new and improved requirements and brought the specification in line with international standards.
Presentation of the certificate took place at EDF Energy Networks offices in London on March 15, 2010. Tim Walsh, Regional Energy Manager for Lloyd’s Register, presented the certificate to Barry Hatton, Director of Capital Programme, and Leisha Krandoo, Engineering Audit & Assurance Manager for EDF Energy Networks. Walsh said: “It was evident that EDF Energy Networks has a very organised and disciplined approach to asset management with many robust and effective processes in place. Our assessment team were impressed with the overall progress that had been made since previous assessments and in particular the work being undertaken on the Networks first programme, and on competency and resourcing.”
Barry Hatton said: “The changes implemented as part of the process of obtaining PAS 55 has enabled our business to become more effective and more efficient. This has led to a number of initiatives which we are confident will provide significant improvements to the business. EDF Energy Networks looks forward to continuing the good working relationship with Lloyd’s Register during the ongoing assessment process in our quest for continuous business improvement.”
PAS 55 is rapidly becoming the global standard for asset management and this certification reinforces the Lloyd’s Register Group (lrqa.com) as a world leader in PAS 55 certification in Europe, North America and Asia.