Gap Analysis (finding where you need to focus)
Step 2. Gap Analysis
Recommended steps to be completed before conducting the Gap Analysis:
Identify one or more people to conduct the Gap Analysis; it is helpful if they have some energy system experience or audit experience. You may also want to consider having assistance from a consultant.
ISO 50001 Gap Analysis Checklist
The most important tool for the Gap Analysis is the Gap Analysis Checklist. This is a list of the requirements in the standard, written in question format. Or, if you are transitioning from ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018, check out our Gap Analysis Transition Checklist
The auditor (person conducting the Gap Analysis) will use this list to compare the current Energy Management System that is in place with the requirements of the ISO 50001 Standard. Where there is a shortfall, it is called a “gap”.
The checklist provides the auditor with recommendations of what documents to look for, examples of what will meet the requirements and other guidance on auditing to the standard. The checklist also gives the auditor a specific place to document what they saw that did or did not meet the standard.