Maintenance management

RCM and risk based maintenance

The course concentrates on the development and application of maintenance plans and procedures that are optimised from the aspects of maintenance resources, costs and risk to the organisation.

2 days

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Members: £995 + VAT
Non-members: £1,215 + VAT

Course Location & Date
RCM and risk based maintenance
£995.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,215.00 Plus vat


The course concentrates on the development and application of maintenance plans and procedures that are optimised from the aspects of maintenance resources, costs and risk to the organisation.

The aim is to provide a thorough understanding of reliability centred and risk based approaches to machinery, equipment and system maintenance so that these can be applied within the delegate’s organisation, providing benefits including improved reliability, consistency and reduced maintenance and repair costs.

Methods that can be used to investigate and appraise asset condition and devise the most appropriate follow on actions are also explored along with the metrics required to measure and monitor asset reliability and maintenance performance.

Practical examples, guidelines and checklists will be provided as part of the course documentation

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at engineering, asset, maintenance and reliability managers and aspiring managers working within or supporting manufacturing, industrial, utilities or commercial sectors with responsibility for the application and improvement of maintenance plans and procedures.

The course is particularly supportive of asset intensive organisations with business critical operational assets.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand risk based and reliability centred analysis approach, tools and techniques
  • Develop a risk based maintenance strategy and recommend the most appropriate approach for your organisation
  • Select and apply the most appropriate and practical risk based tools and techniques in order to establish optimised maintenance plans.
  • Lead and inspire your reliability and maintenance team to embrace risk based approaches
  • Develop asset condition appraisal tools and systems and apply them within your organisation
  • Develop and use performance management through the application of relevant metrics and KPI’s for maintenance and reliability
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • The background and early application of Reliability Centred and Risk Based Maintenance
  • Risk identification, definition and analysis particularly related to reliability and maintenance
  • Identifying asset priorities and importance using criticality assessment
  • Carrying out risk based maintenance analyses using tools and techniques including FMECA, RCM and REM
  • Developing and implementing risk based maintenance plans – optimising maintenance tasks and procedures
  • Developing and applying machinery condition appraisal and risk based inspections and using their outputs to influence future maintenance and capital budgets
  • Establishing spares and materials requirements strategies based upon risk along with stock holding rules
  • Continuously reviewing and improving maintenance plans through best practice data collection and metrics

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B, C and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach RCM and risk based maintenance .

  • Roy Davis

    Roy Davis

    Roy is an experienced Chartered Engineer with extensive knowledge of: manufacturing systems and processes, manufacturing machinery, asset management, total productive maintenance, lean approaches, machinery reliability and engineering management.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    London, Glasgow
  • CPD Hours:
  • Accredited:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, C, E

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Available dates for RCM and risk based maintenance

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19-20 Nov 2019
21-22 Apr 2020 10% discount available until 21 February
19-20 May 2020 10% discount available until 19 March
24-25 Nov 2020 10% discount available until 24 September

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