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Understanding asset management and where maintenance fits

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  • Introduction and terminology
  • The difference between asset management and maintenance management
  • How good asset management ensures best possible life cycle cost
  • Understanding how maintenance contributes to the market value of an organisation
  • The implication of continuous improvement on asset and maintenance management
  • Management frameworks for achieving operational excellence
  • Policy paradigm

Characteristics of maintenance work

  • Identify work as emergency, disruptive or corrective
  • Effective priority setting frameworks for maintenance work orders
  • Understand the work flow associated with work initiation, screening and priority setting
  • Establishing forward logs for maintenance work

Overview of maintenance work management essentials

  • Maintenance work identification and definition
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Work execution, history recording and control
  • Obsolescence management
  • Counterfeit parts defence
  • Fault management
  • Troubleshooting

Improving maintenance work planning and approval processes

  • Understanding planning concepts
  • Fundamentals of resource planning
  • Planning techniques and how to apply them

Maintenance scheduling

  • Resource allocation practices
  • Backlog and forward log management
  • Work scheduling techniques and how to apply them
  • The impact of visual work places


  • Reliability
  • Maintainability
  • Availability
  • FTA

Generation of plant register

  • Justifications for development of hierarchies
  • Choice between equipment and location hierarchies
  • Guidelines for hierarchies and plant registers
  Effective materials management
  • Spares optimisation
  • Inventory control
  • Supportability programs
  Management of shutdowns or major overhauls
  • Planning for shutdowns or major overhauls
  • Project management of shutdowns or major overhauls

Maintenance improvement opportunities

  • Quality in maintenance
  • Continuous improvement concepts
  • Prioritising/selecting improvement opportunities
  • Benchmarking
  • Error management

Measuring maintenance performance

  • Typical methods
  • Measuring costs and losses
  • Maintenance cost control

Maintenance budgeting

  • Budget principles and practices
  • Setting budgets
  • Sustaining the budget
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