ASTM E2811 - 17

    Standard Practice for Management of Low Risk Property (LRP)

    Active Standard ASTM E2811 | Developed by Subcommittee: E53.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 LRP should be administratively controlled and managed using less resource-intensive methods than higher risk property.

    4.2 The type and scope of control and management should be commensurate with the level of risk. The entity shall determine the level of risk considering the following criteria:

    4.2.1 Scarcity,

    4.2.2 Technological obsolescence,

    4.2.3 Lead time,

    4.2.4 Standardization,

    4.2.5 Criticality,

    4.2.6 Sensitivity,

    4.2.7 Threshold/monetary values,

    4.2.8 Environmentally regulated,

    4.2.9 National security/threat,

    4.2.10 Schedule constraints,

    4.2.11 Vulnerability,

    4.2.12 Societal or personal safety,

    4.2.13 Documented business agreements (for example, contract, grant, memorandum of agreement), and

    4.2.14 Initial accounting treatment.

    Note 1: The listing in 4.2.1 – 4.2.14 is not all inclusive and may be supplemented by the entity and country. The management threshold/monetary value for item 4.2.7 in the United States and internationally may fluctuate up to $5000.00 or higher depending on agency and industry type.

    4.3 The information received from conducting standard asset Life Cycle Processes (LCP) within each Life Cycle Stage (LCS) for LRP may not provide sufficient value to the entity that is equal to or greater than the cost associated with performing the processes.

    4.4 Entities should establish policies and procedures, based on certain criteria in determining whether all or selected asset LCP should be conducted for LRP.

    4.5 The success of any entity is dependent in part on its operational effectiveness. To be effective entities should shift their focus from “risk avoidance” to one of “risk management.” The required processes and associated cost to eliminate all risk is prohibitive and contrary to producing timely, high-quality, and competitive products and services.

    4.6 While a variety of different strategies can mitigate or eliminate risk, the process for identifying risk includes:

    4.6.1 Vulnerability of the asset, and

    4.6.2 Consequence of a loss.

    4.7 The process for managing the risk includes:

    4.7.1 Reduction of risk, and

    4.7.2 Prioritization of the risk management based on importance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the assessment of risk and management of low risk property (LRP).

    1.2 This practice is directed at tangible LRP.

    1.3 This practice does not promote mismanagement or dereliction of duty to protect property, nor protecting property unreasonably – to the extent that usefulness is impaired. This practice recognizes the constraints of materiality and costs versus benefits in the control and management of property.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E2131 Practice for Addressing and Reporting Losses of Tangible Property

    E2132 Practice for Inventory Verification: Electronic and Physical Inventory of Assets

    E2135 Terminology for Property and Asset Management

    E2279 Practice for Establishing the Guiding Principles of Property Asset Management

    E2453 Practice for Determining the Life-Cycle Cost of Ownership of Personal Property

    E2604 Practice for Data Characteristics of Equipment Asset Record

    E2608 Practice for Equipment Control Matrix (ECM)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.100.01 (Company organization and management in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 80131801(Property management)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2811-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2811-17, Standard Practice for Management of Low Risk Property (LRP), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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