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 flow of topics has also been altered so that it is more natural for those people who are responsible for running plant.

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 have:
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

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Assessment & certification

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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.