The below training courses are available as open courses, with scheduled dates available on the CourseBox website, we also offer all of our training course offerings at the request of a client, either in your own premises (available worldwide) or in our own purpose built training centre in Teesside, UK.
Reliability Based Optimization of Equipment Maintenance & Replacement Decisions
The objectives of the program are summarized as follows:
- To help the delegate develop decision techniques about work-crew sizes, replacement of component-parts or entire equipment units, the concept of making the most optimal decision is the principal concern of the training program.
- To equip the participating maintenance managers, planners and schedulers and engineers with the know-how to select the most appropriate analytical tools for their maintenance decision-making.
- To introduce the critical decision-making topics that can make a significant difference to equipment availability and reliability while considering the optimization of asset utilization.
- To acquaint the participants with leading-edge and on-the-horizon approaches to equipment reliability.
Total Turnaround Safety
The course aims to provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge to effectively plan forth safety and well-being of personnel during a shutdown period. The course looks at what constitutes a turnaround, the personnel involved, Project Planning, Risk Management, Contractor Management and High Risk Activities.
Advanced Turnaround Management
This course is designed for Turnaround practitioners who wish to learn about the latest practices in turnaround management and the impact on the business, covering:
A Turnaround – a complex challenge (what could possibly go wrong)
- The critical characteristics of a turnaround (coping with uncertainty)
- The turnaround as a rational process (exploring the 4 phases)
- A framework for excellence (benchmarking and performance monitoring)
- The role of turnarounds in a business context (competitive advantage)
- Management of the preparation process, phased planning approach
- Commercial Awareness (defining the contract control parameters – “value for money”
- Model of Excellence for turnaround management
- Use of technology to reduce work scope
- Generating the “ideal” worklist
- The Integrated turnaround team – design for maximum impact
- Organisational hierarchy – defining roles and responsibilities
- Management of contractors
- Productivity Monitoring (improving “Wrench Time”)
Principal of Life Cycle Costing
This course takes the delegates through the six steps of LCC which are:
Problem Definition – Cost Elements – System Modelling – Data Collection – Cost profile Definition and Evaluation
Plant Maintenance / Turnaround Planning and Scheduling
- Create awareness of the importance of Planning & Scheduling and its contribution to productivity in maintenance/turnarounds.
- To teach proven principles of Planning & Scheduling to participants so that they can perform their jobs more efficiently
- To improve maintenance effectiveness through better organisation and execution of the work
- To allow participants to make better use of the existing Computerised Maintenance Software System
The Maintenance of Ageing Plant and Equipment
As part of their maintenance strategy an organisation should identify plant and equipment that represents a high risk in terms of loss and which can be subject to ageing. They should put in place, as part of their maintenance strategy, a regime to maintain such items in a state of good repair and efficient working order
During its lifecycle, all plant and equipment can degrade due to age-related mechanisms, such as corrosion, erosion and fatigue. It is therefore essential that, as part of the overall maintenance regime, such ageing is identified and appropriate measures taken to manage the risk
When referring to ageing plant and equipment, it is important to note that this does not necessarily relate to the chronological ageing process, rather ageing “is the effect whereby a component suffers some form of material deterioration and damage, with an increasing likelihood of failure over the lifetime of the asset”
The purpose of this training course is to enable attendees to contribute to the optimisation of the management of contracts and contractors within their organisations by application of the following items of key learning:
- Reliability and maintenance definitions consistent with international standards
- An understanding of important metrics and KPIs
- An understanding of the interaction between Reliability and Maintenance
- Reliability methodologies, when and how to use them
- Equipment criticality, the risk matrix and how to use it
- How to organise the Reliability and maintenance department
- Control of maintenance work; planning and scheduling
- Performance improvement and the use of metrics and KPIs
- Insourcing,/ outsourcing and the use of contractors
Contracts and Contractor Management
The purpose of this training course is to address the following topics in order to optimise the management of contracts and contractors
- Contractor strategy. What to keep in-house and what to outsource.
- Different contact styles – pro’s and con’s
- Tender process and range of factors for contractor selection
- Contractor competency and skills requirements
- Organisation of client and contractors to achieve integration and avoid duplication
- Managing the contract / managing the contractor
- Setting and achieving common goals
- Monitoring and control using Key Performance Indicators
Auditing / Benchmarking
Participants will be taken through the following process:
- How to set up the questionnaire to obtain an overview relevance within the context of the topic being audited
- How to select areas most relevant to the person being interviewed
- How to identify the most important questions to ask whilst realising the appropriateness in the context of the organisation
- How to convert generic questions to questions which are specific to the facility or activity being audited
- How to modify the audit question to suit the situation
- The principles of Safety auditing, turnaround auditing, project auditing, maintenance auditing