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for which the consequences
failure (CoF) (such as financial,
operational, business or service level) are
severe to justify proactive inspections, maintenance and
Listed below are some of the key attributes of critical assets:
Examples of critical assets
Included below are some of the asset management principles to consider in regards to critical assets:
Elevators are typically considered a critical asset by most owners and
operators since small interruptions in service will have dramatic
effect on building occupants.
Fig. Critical assets identified on the risk matrix (criticality matrix).
Fig. Fire safety equipment, such as extinguishers and emergency exit signs, are critical assets that are subject to statutory maintenance requirements.
Fig. I. Care is establishing priorities for the different assets but is fighting the "forces" that necessitate periodic re-evaluation and re-prioritization.
Fig. I. Care is trying to re-align his building’s magnetic north to geodetic true north and thereby use his building as a sundial to cast the right shadow and identify all the critical assets
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