Competence Framework for Asset Management 


The road network is a vital and valuable asset for the UK – both economically and socially.

It is important that this vital asset is managed by competent professionals in accordance with the latest Code of Practice (Well-managed Highway Infrastructure).

The UK Roads Liaison Group Asset Management Board, with support from Transport for London and the Department for Transport, has commissioned a framework to provide a robust and consistent method of managing the skills, competences and training requirements of all those who contribute to asset management.

The framework has been developed by Atkins with feedback incorporated from the UKRLG Asset Management Board, highway authorities, training providers, and professional institutions. It is aligned with the Code Practice and ISO 55000, will support the adoption of a risk-based approach, and will help authorities quickly identify competence gaps and target training for their staff. An Excel-based tool has also been developed to help with tracking competencies and development action plans. 

It is important that this vital asset is managed by competent professionals in accordance with the latest Code of Practice (Well-managed Highway Infrastructure).

Asset management competence framework 

UKRLG Asset Management Competence Framework

UKRLG Asset management competence framework excel files.zip

Highway Inspector competence framework

Highway Inspector Competence Framework - Final Document - June 2019

Proposed changes to WmHI and WMHLR Guidance

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