Trainer(s): Remo van Namen
Duration: Flexible

Business context

Maintenance refers to combination of all technical, administrative and managerial actions, during the life cycle of an item, intended to retain it in, or restore it to, a state in which it can perform the required function (BS EN 13306).

In the past maintenance was considered a nuisance operational cost and production targets were often given priority over maintenance. However, over the last few decades maintenance has been recognized more and more as a means of higher integrity, availability and, hence, higher revenue. This required a focus on the effectiveness and efficiency of the maintenance processes, taking into account safety integrity, cost effectiveness and availability requirements.

Tools were developed to improve maintenance strategies with risk-based processes, such as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Risk Based Inspection (RBI), SIL classification of safety systems, Condition Based Maintenance and the identification of Safety Critical Elements.

Furthermore, emphasis has been given to site owner schemes, prioritization of work, managing changes, preparation & scheduling of work, deviation management and work execution.

Last but not least, analysis and monitoring are considered essential in improving the maintenance business as a whole through key performance indicators, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and benchmarking. All this, while maintaining safety and technical integrity through a rigorous process, led by technical authorities.

The above includes the proactive role of Maintenance (as part of Operations) in projects, before handover to the asset owner, which is now seen as an essential part of their flawless and successful completion.

Who should attend

Production Engineers, such as Production Operations professionals, who are engaged in the maintenance process.

Course content

The main objectives of this course are to provide an insight in the above steps in the maintenance process, how they relate and why they are important. It describes the role of maintenance against a world class environment and is aimed at maintenance engineers and supervisors, as part of their development program. It lays a solid foundation of the maintenance process in skills, knowledge and self-awareness, required to develop further into a fully competent Maintenance discipline expert. It also provides an understanding of the maintenance process for other Production Engineers, such as Production Operations professionals, who are engaged in the maintenance process.

It is recognized that some (parts) of the above processes may not have been adopted one to one by your organization and/or different acronyms/process names are used. In that case the course can be tailored to your needs and requirements to ensure compliance with your own maintenance processes and terminology.

Learning, methods and tools

The course can be provided in a couple of days in the form of interactive classroom tuition, but can also be extended into a one-week workshop with a case study in combination with syndicate work and/or an exam at the end. It can furthermore be preceded by an online part providing assignments and marking, all depending on your company learning requirements.