Maintenance management

Reliability centred and risk based maintenance (RCM and RBM)

Employ maintenance plans and resources adequately, cost-effectively and reduce business risk.

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Non-members: £1,350 + VAT

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Reliability centred and risk based maintenance (RCM and RBM)
£1,095.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,350.00 Plus vat


Employ maintenance plans and resources adequately, cost-effectively and reduce business risk.

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

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"I think we all took a lot from the course. The overview I gained from the course is quite refreshing and the Environment Agency can see a new way of looking at things. It gave us an appreciation of RCM especially."
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Who should attend?

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

Matthew was an exceptional trainer and a real credit to IMechE - this was definitely one of the best courses I have ever been on!

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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 Reliability centred and risk based maintenance (RCM and RBM).

  • Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew is the Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering and training consultancy. With more than 25 years experience in a variety of countries worldwide, he has worked in a range of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, refining, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy.

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At a glance

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

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Available dates for Reliability centred and risk based maintenance (RCM and RBM)

2 day course

29-30 Apr 2024
Virtual classroom
21 Oct - 1 Nov 2024 21, 25, 28 October & 1 November (09:00 - 12:15 BST/GMT)
10% discount available until 21 August

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