Efforts made to strengthen asset management skills - competent professional play an essential part in managing the road network well, for the benefit of the economy and society
UKRLG recently published an Asset Management Competence Framework designed to help highway authorities implement the recommendations of the group’s Code of Practice ‘Well-managed Highway Infrastructure’.
In particular, recommendation 15 states: ‘The appropriate competencies for all staff should be identified. Training should be provided where necessary for directly employed staff, and contractors should be required to provide evidence of the appropriate competencies of their staff’.
Identifying, developing and documenting the competencies required across the highway service promises to help highway authorities manage both their physical and intellectual assets effectively and efficiently, as well as ensure that other elements of the Code of Practice are met.