Maintenance Best Practices Training


Learn the key steps to implementing MBP

4.5 Days


Course Purpose

Maintenance Best Practice (MBP) is focused on continuous improvement of the function of maintenance and its strategic contribution to business goals.

In this course, the implementation of a maintenance best practice strategy is explained. Maintenance best practice processes, policies and procedures and their link to key performance indicators (KPIs) are identified. The characteristics of maintenance best practice are compared to poor maintenance practices. These practices are explained in terms of their impact on the performance of the maintenance function and business results. The implementation of different maintenance strategies including, reactive, preventative, predictive and Proactive are discussed. The effectiveness of a maintenance strategy is reviewed and an improvement action plan is produced.

This course will explore the application of practices to maximise the effect of maintenance, while minimising the costs and improving business viability.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss management motive and how maintenance best practices contribute to the attainment of business goals and objectives.
  2. Describe the operating context of maintenance.
  3. Outline the history of maintenance and the evolution of maintenance strategies.
  4. Evaluate the current state of the applied maintenance strategies in our own environment.
  5. Define Maintenance Philosophy using the following terms; philosophy, culture, strategy, tactic and process.
  6. Define a framework with which to apply maintenance best practice in pursuit of maintenance excellence.
  7. Outline Governance including KPIs and Measurement.
  8. Identify improvements for a work place using results from a maintenance strategy audit (internal audit, external audit, benchmarking).
  9. Define the application of a preventive maintenance strategy. Includes: Maintenance and Operations coordination, Work Management process, Shutdown Management, Computerised Maintenance Management systems, Routine Scheduled Maintenance, Functional Integration, Essential Care and Husbandry.
  10. Prepare a justification for change. Includes: Barriers to change,
    justifying cost, Return on Investment, Internal Rate of Return, Net Present Value.
  11. Define the application of a predictive maintenance strategy. Includes: OEE, Trade flexibility and Skills development, Autonomous Maintenance, RCM in overview, Condition monitoring and failure prevention in overview.
  12.  Define the application of a proactive maintenance strategy. Includes: RCA in overview, HazOp in overview, Integrated Logistics Support Planning, Renewal Planning, Life Cycle Management.sustained.


Programme assessment requirements

Assessment for this programme of will be collected from the following sources of evidence:
A two hour exam on the last day.
A work based project to be completed and submitted within two months of  completion of the final module.
Completion of classroom exercises during the course. The exercises will be retained by EStep Ltd and used at part of the assessment process.


Suitable Candidates for this Course

Engineering Apprentices (All Crafts)
Maintenance Craftspeople
Maintenance Supervisors
Maintenance Managers
Operations Managers
Capital Project Managers


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