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Strategic Maintenance Development Training

Is it right for me?

This course explores all the aspects that can impact the success or failure of your maintenance plan. It takes a three-pronged approach: People, Process and Plant, and is aimed at:

  • Middle to senior management who can impact policy across all three of the 3Ps

  • Those looking to encourage a fresh maintenance culture within their organisation

What will I learn?
  • Understand different maintenance strategies, how to choose the correct one and how to evaluate its performance

  • Explore concepts and policy that can help effectively link and coordinate the 3Ps (People, Process and Plant)

  • Critically evaluate your maintenance plan

How will I benefit?
  • Improve your ability to create an effective maintenance strategy and lead the development of the good maintenance culture that is necessary to implement that strategy

  • Get three months of access to modulated course content and assignments, including Q&A sessions with industry experts PLUS a copy of the watermarked slides

  • Receive follow-up tasks to aid retention

Course Delivery

Our strategic maintenance development training course can be delivered live over five days via interactive virtual classes or directly in a traditional classroom setup on your site. Alternatively, the course is available via a series of webinars that can be accessed via our website which integrate assignments and Q&A opportunities throughout.


Both options also enable follow-up reminders and tasks designed and scheduled in order to enable optimal retention and engagement. See here for detail on our research backed guide to training.

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Course Content
  • Understanding the Framework

    • Leadership vs. management

    • Key maintenance strategies overview

      • Run to failure, time/occurrence, preventive, predictive or design out failure

    • Maintenance concepts overview

      • FMEA, RCM, PM optimisation, etc.

  • Planned vs. Reactive Maintenance

    • Evaluation of your current PM to RM ratio

    • What should the PM to RM ratio be and how this impacts your operation

    • How to achieve the right balance at your site

  • Understanding Your Workforce

    • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your workers - SWOT analysis

    • Calculating, understanding and justifying appropriate staffing levels

  • Importance of a Maintenance Feedback Loop

    • The Deming Cycle 

    • How and what to measure when evaluating your maintenance

    • Developing a plan in line with a vision while maintaining your budget

  • Developing the Maintenance Team 

    • Performance management overview

    • Achieving successful change management

      • how to ensure techs subscribe to changes and why it’s important that they do

    • Developing and implementing a training plan

    • Improving performance

  • Maintenance Strategies

    • Corrective maintenance

    • Preventive maintenance

    • Predictive maintenance

      • Overview of metrics: Vibration analysis, thermal imaging and acoustical analysis

    • PF curve - the cost of choosing the wrong strategy

      • The ideal ratio of CM/PrevM/PredM

  • Equipment and Line Criticality

    • Contingency plans - Risk vs. Probability

    • Using the criticality matrix

  • Scheduling your Strategy

    • Should you do maintenance in operation hours

  • Backlog Management - what to do if a disaster prevents scheduled work​

    • Ongoing: why is some work outstanding every week, what can be changed and what should be prioritised

  • One-off event: how to get back on track, what to reschedule and for when

  • Evaluating Performance - how to measure it strategy changes you’ve made have been effective

  • Overview of Preventive Maintenance

    • RCM concepts

    • Failure modes: wear in, wear-out, random

    • PF curve - the cost of choosing the wrong strategy

    • Ideal ratio of CM/PrevM/PredM

    • Benefits of implementing or optimising your PM strategy

    • PM traps

      • Over maintaining the equipment: unnecessary downtime and risk of introducing faults

  • How to Create PM Schedules

    • CMMS options

    • Equipment criticality and route frequency

    • Writing a PM Task - what you need to include

    • Paper-based v digital check sheets

  • Tips for implementing a PM program

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