Certificate Course in Creating Maintenance Excellence

An Intensive 10-Day Training Course

Certificate Course in
Creating Maintenance Excellence

Towards a High Added Value of Maintenance

Scheduled Dates

22 Apr - 03 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $11,900
03 - 14 Jun 2024 London - UK $11,900
18 - 29 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $11,900
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Leading industrial organizations are moving away from reactive (“fix-it-when-it-breaks”) maintenance into predictive and preventive maintenance (“anticipating, sophisticated maintenance planning, and fix-it-before-it-breaks”) as part of a life cycle focused Asset Management approach. This evolution to Maintenance Excellence requires well-planned and executed actions on several fronts. Although maintenance planning plays a critical role within the overall physical asset management processes, many organisations are still struggling to get it implemented properly and reap the benefits that it brings.

Maintenance Excellence provides great opportunities to optimize the performance of your assets and maintenance processes to achieve maximum return on investment (ROI). By understanding the fundamental process behind maintenance planning and by reducing costs and downtime through advanced maintenance management, while achieving high levels of safety and quality you will be able to get the best out of your assets. 

This 10-Day Certificate Course in Creating Maintenance Excellence training course introduces participants to creating maintenance excellence. It demonstrates both the background to several methodologies, and its practical application to achieve the best bottom-line results. 

This training course places the emphasis on the key processes and techniques of maintenance planning & maintenance management that are necessary to create Maintenance Excellence.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Asset Management: a business-like approach of maintenance management
  • Using KPI’s and the balanced scorecard to measure performance
  • Assessing Asset Management maturity and determine the roadmap for improvement
  • The business case for Asset Management improvement - cost/benefit thinking
  • Understanding risk and an introduction to a Risk Based Maintenance approach
  • Life Cycle Management with aspects like Systems Engineering and RAMS requirements
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • The latest concepts and techniques of Predictive and Smart Maintenance
  • The building blocks of an efficient planning function
  • A fast track programmed maintenance development process
  • Planning work for quality and efficiency
  • Scheduling work in a manner that ensures the continuity of operations
  • Gaining the commitment of operations to the maintenance plan and schedule
  • Generating performance indicators that pinpoint problems and opportunities
  • Eliminating equipment defects through detection, disclosure, planning, scheduling and execution

The Structure

This PetroKnowledge training course is split into two modules:

MODULE I - Certificate Course in Advanced Maintenance Management

MODULE II - Certificate Course in Maintenance Planning

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a two-week training course.

What are the Goals?

By the end of the Certificate Course in Creating Maintenance Excellence training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of Asset Management as a framework for managing and optimizing maintenance
  • Identify common maintenance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and develop the maintenance department scorecard
  • Assess the organizational Asset Management maturity and develop a roadmap for improvement
  • Examine the organizational and managerial considerations for highly effective Risk Based Maintenance
  • Understand Life Cycle Management and the way Systems Engineering and RAMS could support this
  • Determine the Life Cycle Costs of an asset
  • Demonstrate the latest concepts and techniques with regard to Predictive and Smart Maintenance
  • Set up master data to support asset maintenance
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of programmed maintenance
  • Develop task plans and procedures that meet safety, quality and efficiency criteria
  • Initiate the acquisition of logistics to enable execution of backlog work
  • Compile a work schedule for a forthcoming period in consultation with stakeholders
  • Produce performance indicator based reports that expose problem areas

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals involved in the area of creating maintenance excellence, but will greatly benefit:

  • All professionals involved in Maintenance Management
  • Professionals involved in work planning & control (planners, planning engineers)
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Maintenance team leaders and managers
  • Operations team leaders and managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course is a combination of instructor lead topic areas and class discussions. The training course will be conducted along with interactive workshop principles. Experiences from different areas will be discussed. There will be many opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences.

Daily Agenda

Module I – Certificate Course in Advanced Maintenance Management 

Day One: Introduction to Asset Management – A Framework for Managing and Optimizing Maintenance

  • Introduction to the program
  • Asset Management as a business process
  • Asset Management Landscape Model
  • Strategy framework
    • Line of Sight
    • Asset Management Policy, Asset Management strategy
    • (Strategic) Asset Management Plan
    • The position of Maintenance Management
  • Asset Management roles on strategic, tactical and operational level
  • ISO 55000 – the international standard on Asset Management

Day Two: Assessing Asset Management Maturity as a Basis for Maintenance Improvement 

  • Measuring performance
  • Leading & lagging indicators – KPI – dashboards
  • Assessments & benchmarking against international standards
  • Asset Management maturity assessments
    • Asset Management workbench (ISO 55000 gap analysis)
    • SAM-assessment (ISO 55000 self-assessment)
  • Determine the roadmap for maintenance improvement
  • The business case for Asset Management improvement – cost/benefit thinking
  • Implementation aspects

Day Three: Managing Asset Risks – Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) 

  • Not every failure is important - the basic principles of risk
  • Risk on business level
  • Risk matrix, risk register
  • Risk on asset level
  • Failure behaviour of systems
  • Choosing the appropriate maintenance tasks for your assets with a Risk Based approach

Day Four: Life Cycle Management

  • Life Cycle Management
    • The life cycle of an asset
    • Demand forecasting
    • Creation & acquisition of assets
      • Systems Engineering approach
      • RAMS requirements – methodologies
  • Life Cycle Costing (LCC)
  • Disposal and/or replacement - Life time extension (asset rationalisation)

Day Five: Smart Maintenance

  • Understanding principles of Predictive Maintenance (PdM)
  • What PdM technologies to apply – a short overview of relevant PdM technologies
  • Smart Maintenance – measuring asset performance with modern data technology
  • Data analysis aspects
  • Optimization aspects – optimizing the maintenance strategy
  • Using decision support tools

Module II – Certificate Course in Maintenance Planning

Day Six: The Building Blocks of a Modern Maintenance Management System

  • The ‘Asset Healthcare Model’
  • Asset master data
  • Organisation master data
  • Maintenance logistics planning

Day Seven: Programmed Maintenance Development and Planning

  • Criticality grading
  • Failure modes and effects analysis
  • Programmed task selection criteria and tools
  • CMMS task plans and work orders
  • Corrective maintenance task procedures

Day Eight: Work Management

  • Work management process model
  • Defect reporting and notifications
  • Backlog control
  • Capacity planning and resourcing
  • Schedule with consensus of stakeholders

Day Nine: Shutdown and Turnaround Management

  • Network planning and critical path scheduling
  • Resource profile
  • Resource levelling and balancing to optimise the schedule and resource profile
  • Shutdown and turnaround progress tracking and control

Day Ten: Performance Management

  • Setting up performance indicators and data sources
  • Work management performance indicators
  • Asset maintenance effectiveness performance indicators
  • Cost control performance indicators
  • Planning performance indicators


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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