Master Class in Maintenance Management

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Organisation profile

We provide Asset Optimisation and Compliance through People. We work with people to implement and carry out maintenance and asset management and also to optimise performance. We believe that it is people that make things work and only through training people and supporting them is anything sustained and improved. It isn’t easy, but it works. We can help you implement lasting improvements, improve your competitive position and meet regulatory compliance. Our customer portfolio spans the life sciences, food & drink, engineering, utilities and manufacturing sectors.

Training aim

The course emphasises the importance that continuous improvement plays in ensuring that maintenance remains cost-effective in a constantly changing business environment. 

The course itself is an in-depth treatment of the major factors that have to be considered in order to produce a tailored maintenance strategy and the pitfalls to be avoided. It deals with the choices and issues that are involved in achieving this right from project inception through to commissioning and operation of plant and equipment. A well-proven template for developing a maintenance strategy is introduced. Case study examples are then presented showing how this template has been applied successfully across a variety of different industrial organizations.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this course, the participant will:

  • Apply basic analytical techniques which have proved valuable in solving practical maintenance problems (focus on critical equipment, analysing failure data, system availability assessment, etc.)

  • Understand Basic Management Principles & Techniques (object setting, organizational modeling, work measurement, etc)

  • Discriminate between modern condition monitoring techniques

  • Develop a logical approach to the formulation of a Maintenance Strategy

Course outline


Module 1: Stabilising  Day to Day Activities

  • Financial Impact of Maintenance on an Industrial Organisation
  • Function of the Maintenance Organisation maintenance data
  • Structure of Industrial Plant & Breaking Down Objectives
  • Equipment Criticality
  • Types of Maintenance
  • Maintenance Resource Structure
  • Administrative Structure
  • Safety Health & Environmental Management
  • Managing Workload
  • Managing Inventory
  • Stabilising Day to Day Activities Exam

Module 2: Maintenance Strategy

  • Business Focused Approach to Maintenance

  • Maintenance Objectives
  • Structure of Industrial Plant & Breaking Down Objectives
  • Principles of Preventive Maintenance
  • Probability of Failure & Failure Patterns
  • Combining Top Down & Bottom Up Approaches
  • Introduction to the Principles of Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
  • Discussion of Delegates Strategies
  • Maintenance Strategy Exam

Module 3: Moving to Lean Maintenance with Continuous Improvement

  • Controlling Plant Reliability & Four Reasons for Failure Key Performance Indicators & Benchmarking Analysing

  • Maintenance Management & the need for different systems
  • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Maintainability & Reliability
  • Plant Acquisition Policy and its affect on Maintenance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Task Leadership & Leadership Styles
  • Learning Styles, Team Working & Empowerment
  • Performance Management & Appraisal Systems
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • How to successfully project manage the installation of a maintenance management system
  • Managing Change Managing Condition Monitoring Programmes
  • Use of Contractors in Maintenance
  • Contract Details
  • Data Analysis Case Study
  • Continuous Improvement Exam

Trainer's profile

Paul Wheelhouse BSc (Hons) C.Eng. MIEE worked for ICI in a variety of senior maintenance and production roles for 20 years. A large part of this time was devoted to enhancing the performance of plant, work processes and the functioning of groups. His last post was European Operations Manager for its Specialty Chemicals Business where he was responsible for both in-house manufacturing and contract manufacturing across the European Union.

For the past 13 years, Paul has been engaged in Maintenance and Asset Management consulting. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, a Council member of the Institute of Asset Management and an associate member of the Institute of Management. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Manchester in the UK where he lectures on maintenance for MSc and MBA programmes.

Course duration

See above.

Assessment & certification

See above.

Who should attend

This course will be of benefit to a wide range of individuals including Maintenance Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, Production Managers, Superintendents, & Design Engineers, who either would like to develop a new maintenance strategy or review an existing one.