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Institution of Lighting Professionals Guidance Note 22, Asset-Management Toolkit: Minor Structures (ATOMS) is helpful for everyone who has a responsibility to manage highway assets in line with the UK Roads Liaison Group Well-managed highway infrastructure Code of Practice. 

This covers everyone who is responsible for lamp posts, traffic posts, traffic signal poles, signs, CCTV, WiFi, floral decorations or similar. This will include:

  • highways,
  • rail,
  • transportation,
  • navigable waterways, docks and harbours,
  • commercial or retail premises,
  • utility companies and the like.

When the Code of Practice was introduced it required changes in how highway authorities manage their highway assets. The focus is now asset condition assessment based and this prompted a step change in how lighting columns are assessed. The Institution of Lighting Professionals, working with the UK Lighting Board of the UK Roads Liaison Group, Highway Electrical Association and Transport for London have published GN 22, Asset-Management Toolkit: Minor Structures to help everyone who has a responsibility for such assets to effectively manage them in line with the CoP going forward. This document, written by WSP and Free4m, updates and supersedes ILP Technical Report 22 Managing a Vital Asset: Lighting Supports, which is now withdrawn.

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Guidance Note 22 Asset-Management Toolkit: Minor Structures (ATOMS)

Year Published

2020

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Institution of Lighting Professionals Guidance Note 22, Asset-Management Toolkit: Minor Structures (ATOMS) is helpful for everyone who has a responsibility to manage highway assets in line with the UK Roads Liaison Group Well-managed highway infrastructure Code of Practice.

When the Code of Practice was introduced it required changes in how highway authorities manage their highway assets. The focus is now asset condition assessment based and this prompted a step change in how lighting columns are assessed. The Institution of Lighting Professionals, working with the UK Lighting Board of the UK Roads Liaison Group, Highway Electrical Association and Transport for London have published GN 22, Asset-Management Toolkit: Minor Structures to help everyone who has a responsibility for such assets to effectively manage them in line with the CoP going forward. This document, written by WSP and Free4m, updates and now supersedes “Technical Report 22 Managing a Vital Asset: Lighting Supports”, which is now withdrawn.

The main ATOMS requirements are:

  • the confirmation that columns that support items such as luminaires, signals and CCTV are now defined as minor structures and are to be considered, assessed and managed as such
  • the development of a Column Condition Index (CCI) which will be adopted by the UK Roads Board as a future performance indicator with respect to the condition of the street lighting asset.

The document advises on how the asset owner can develop an Assumed Residual Life (ARL) value for the lighting column. This enables them to effectively plan and budget for the future, considering:

  • what inspection and testing to undertake
  • what will be the effect of interventions to extend the life of the minor structure
  • conversely, what may be the negative effect if additional attachments could be fitted to it.

ATOMS provides guidance on how these factors can be determined through a risk based approach based upon visual inspection and non-destructive testing. Also, and importantly, it does not mean that all data previously collected through Technical Report 22 is lost as the document includes a process and guidance on how TR22 data can be converted into the new GN22 format.

ATOMS Training Courses

If you manage column, pole or building mounted assets in any of the following sectors then this one day training course is for you:

  • Highways
  • Transportation – rail, bus & light rail, docks & harbours, navigable waterways
  • Commercial, leisure or retail

Vital training on GN22 ATOMS is for professionals at all career levels.

This course offers advice based on best practice for the management of poles, columns and fixings on building mounted lighting, smart cities equipment, signs and the like. The training is based on the principles of Well-managed highway infrastructure and provides practical guidance on how you can develop and manage these assets using a risk-based approach. GN22 ATOMS supersedes TR22 Managing a vital asset: lighting supports.

ILP GN22 ATOMS is the asset manager’s key document in this area, available to download from ILP website and accompanied by a spreadsheet model, it is used to assess asset condition. Discover the challenges and processes which need to be implemented in order to use the guidance within the document to its full potential.

This CPD training will focus on the risk management and asset management aspects.

Content

  • Introduction & legal aspects
  • Codes of Practice, past and present
  • Risk and risk management
  • Asset management and inventories
  • GN22 ATOMS
  • Condition assessment process and data collection
  • Introduction to ATOMS condition model and Column Condition Index (CCI)
  • How to deal with TR22 data
  • Destructive and non-destructive testing techniques
  • Life cycle forward planning
  • Assumed Residual Life

Suitable For

  • Asset managers at all levels
  • Senior lighting engineers
  • Lighting engineers
  • Consultants
  • Lighting staff

    Where & When

    There are no upcoming events at this time, please register your interest for future events by emailing via the contact details on this page.

    Venue

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    Fees

    ILP member: £225 + VAT
    Non member: £394 + VAT

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    For more information please contact Ange Davies on +44 1788 576492 or angela@theilp.org.uk

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