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S805: Maintenance Control

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Good control makes success a snap!

S805 photo2Maintenance Control is the twin of Maintenance Planning. Without control the maintenance plan that was created may never be achieved.

Maintenance Control is the function that ensures that good results are achieved. Without proper control you are only hoping for the best. With good control, you set the seal on quality maintenance.

One gets the idea that maintenance control is not regarded as important in most courses – including our own. Maintenance planning is seen as important by most. Some highlights ideas such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Others stress methods such as Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM). Course upon course insist on these as solutions to all maintenance problems.

Undoubtably, these are important! But they can never be separated from good control. Control is the 'cherry on the cake' of a good plan. It makes sure that the objectives of the plan have been met.

S805 photo3Good control has four elements:

  • Strategic steering of maintenance.
  • Tactical steering of the maintenance actions - this is based on a good maintenance plan.
  • Sound performance management.
  • Operational planning and control.

Most organisations focus on only one or two of these elements. This leads to them only achieving mediocre results - excellence is only to be had by those who both plan and control well.

The objective of this course is to rectify this situation. Remember, good control is the 'cherry on the cake'!

Course Content

Day 1 - Maintenance Control Basics

  1. The Four Components of Maintenance Control
  2. Various Control Loops in the Maintenance Department
  3. A Control Systems View of Maintenance
  4. The Importance of Measurement to Facilitate Control
  5. Maintenance Performance Control Aspects
  6. Maintenance Auditing as a Means of Control

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Day 2 - Advanced aspects of Maintenance Control

  1. Maintenance Cost Control
  2. Maintenance Supply Chain Efficiency Control
  3. Quality Control of Maintenance Supplies
  4. Control of Maintenance Planning and Execution
  5. Control Over Availability of Critical Spares
  6. Maintenance Work Quality Control
  7. Computerised Maintenance Management Systems
  8. Using Information for Effective Control
  9. Multi-level Maintenance Work as a Means to Improved Control
  10. Control of the Design Process as a Means to Good Maintenance Results
  11. The Big Picture: Maintenance Strategic Control

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Who Should Attend

The course is intended for maintenance practitioners who want to improve their organisation's performance in this very important area.

Credits 6*, level 5**        CPD Points: 2

* The course comprises 30 hours of study, of which 16 hours are in class, with a further 14 hours for the assignment.

**Occupational Certificate level



 Textbook Provided


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