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C201: Asset Management for Maintenance Supervisors

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The Maintenance Supervisor needs to be able to get results through people

C201 photo1It is certainly so that the technology, that the maintenance function maintains, needs a sophisticated approach to maintenance. However, there is a growing gap between this need and maintenance’s ability to fulfil it.

The person that plays a critical role in this is the maintenance supervisor. He/she must firstly understand and embrace modern maintenance technologies (such as Condition Based Maintenance, Laser Alignment, and Tribological Practice), methodologies (such as Reliability Centred Maintenance), and Systems.

Secondly, the role of maintenance workers implementing and effectively using these technologies, methodologies, and systems is critical to the success of the organisation. And the only person that can ensure that this does occur is the Maintenance Supervisor.

He/she should be able to get the best (sometimes even the almost impossible) from maintenance artisans and workers to ensure that this gap is closed properly.

C201 photo3The problem is that maintenance supervisors are mostly appointed from amongst the artisan fraternity and have to supervise on the little knowledge regarding supervision that he/she gained from his/her previous supervisor(s). Although this often teaches one the negatives of wrong supervision and some of the positives, it is simply not enough to produce the supervisor that will get quality maintenance output through other people.

This course above all focusses on three aspects of supervision, namely to be open for new learning, getting results through people, and manage the facilities/resources to his/her disposal effectively. Its aim is to effectively motivate and equip the maintenance supervisor for his/her role in ensuring maintenance success.


Course Content


Module 1
Asset Management / Maintenance Principles

  • How does it work?
    • The two cycles of the economy
  • What does maintenance need to achieve?
    • The objectives of operations
    • The objectives of maintenance
    • The goal is teamwork
    • Quality the principle behind success
    • Downtime vs Uptime
  • How do we maintain?
    • Business principles of maintenance
    • Failure Modes: what are they?
    • The options
    • Asset Management (PAS 55 and ISO 55000)


Module 2
Maintenance Types

  • Introduction
    • The terminology trap
    • Maintenance Strategy Tree
    • RCM for Supervisors
  •  Prevention
    •  Use Based Maintenance
    • Condition Based Maintenance
  •  Corrective Maintenance
  •  Design-out Maintenance
    • Types of design-out


Module 3
People Aspects

  • Successful leadership
  • Understanding your team
  • Leadership styles
  • Motivating the Maintenance team
  • Decision-making
  • Conflict Handling
  • Developing your own leadership talents

Module 4
Supervision I

  • Definition
  • Who should become a Maintenance Supervisor?
  • Basic Management Theory
  • The practical use of the Basic Management Theory (POLC) by the Maintenance Supervisor
  • Effective communication in the Maintenance team
  • Personal Planning and Time Management
  • Managing Preventive/Pro-active Maintenance
  • Maintenance Control
  • Maintenance Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Managing Safety and Housekeeping
  • Managing Quality

Module 5
Supervision II

  • Maintenance Systems – the nerve centre of the maintenance function
  • Maintenance Systems and Supervision
  • Managing system feedback
  • Workshop organisation
  • Manpower requirements
  • Manpower selection and training
  • Maintenance Supervisor’s Task List


Who should attend


The course is intended for maintenance supervisors, maintenance charge hands, and artisans who have to perform supervisory relief.




Credits 12*, level 5**                                     

* The course comprises 60 hours of study of which 32 hours are in class, with a further 12 hours of private study, and 16 hours for an assignment.

**Occupational Certificate level.


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