2. Delivering Asset Management

Scottish Trunk Road Network Asset Management Strategy: November 2018

2. Delivering Asset Management

Everyone throughout our supply chain is responsible for effective asset management. We have existing structures and roles and strong leadership to facilitate this.

Our Structure and what we do

The Roads Directorate is responsible for a wide range of functions which deliver asset management on the Scottish trunk road network. A number of teams with highly skilled members undertake these activities with the common purpose of achieving our Asset Management Objectives. These teams are managing high profile contracts and identifying and capitalising on opportunities to improve the way that asset management is delivered within Transport Scotland and amongst stakeholders.

Stakeholders and our supply chain are integral to the success of asset management in Transport Scotland. We carefully manage the relationships we have with our stakeholders to ensure that these deliver the services and behaviours that are essential for effective asset management.

Commitment from our Leadership

Asset Management is recognised as a priority at all levels within Transport Scotland, with the Chief Executive and Directors making a commitment, through the Asset Management Policy, to enhance our asset management procedures and practices.

Asset Management Steering Group

To ensure that our asset management procedures and practices continue to reflect the needs of Transport Scotland and our stakeholders, our approach to asset management is directed by the Asset Management Steering Group.

The Group is supported by the Director of the Roads Directorate and is chaired by the Head of Asset Management and Procurement. It meets formally every six months to receive feedback from Transport Scotland's Asset Management Team and sets their future priorities. The purpose of the Group is to endorse and review the Asset Management Policy, Asset Management Strategy, RAMP and the Asset Management Objectives. It also reviews the results from the biennial ISO 55000 gap analysis to ensure compliance and mandate continuous improvement activities.