Ringway Jacobs work on its Cheshire East Highways contract has led to the company becoming the first highways service provider to receive accreditation from the British Standards Institution (BSi).
The ISO 55001 is an international standard for asset management systems which recognises the proactive management of assets to benefit efficiency and effectiveness.
The road network is Cheshire East Council’s most valuable asset, amounting to a total value of over £5 billion. Accreditation was received for the asset management system in place to maintain roads and pavements.
Asset management allows Cheshire East Highways to plan and deliver works to ensure that the borough’s road network benefits from the right treatment, in the right location, at the right time. By utilising an asset management approach, customer reports of road defects in need of repair in Cheshire East have fallen by 70% since 2013 – from 17,241 in 2012/13 to 4,063 in 2015/16.
Mike Notman, Ringway Jacobs’ managing director said: “I am extremely proud that, working with Cheshire East Council, we are the first highways service provider to be formally recognised for asset management through ISO 55001. This accreditation demonstrates our collaborative approach with our local authority clients and how, through shared goals, we deliver our clients objectives in an efficient and effective manner.”