“The Big Picture” – industry lessons learned in maintenance...
Most organisations that carry out equipment maintenance have a planning and scheduling process in place, ranging from a basic systems to CMMS.
Creating the environment for successful root cause analysis
Experience tells us that, in practice, there are several barriers that inhibit the success of implementation of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) practices.
Why you don’t need software to perform root cause...
A growing number of root cause analysis processes are being supported by software. We need to be careful not to oversell the benefits of software in effective RCA.
Why team-based approaches to root cause analysis are more...
There is a school of thought, particularly among more highly qualified engineering personnel, that problem solving and root cause analysis is best performed by “experts” in their fields.
Asset Management Accountability Framework Gap Assessment for Royal Women’s...
We assessed compliance with the Asset Management Accountability Framework, a framework aligned to ISO 55001 that is catered towards Victorians.
Why root cause analysis is not just ‘common sense’
Let's discuss some of the practical issues surrounding root cause analysis implementation within organisations, and how to obtain success from these processes.
Conducting gap assessments and implementation: Asset Management Accountability Framework...
In February 2016, the Department of Treasury and Finance introduced the AMAF, which is aligned to ISO 55001 and catered towards the Victorian public sector.
Putting a value on maintenance and reliability improvement
Let's consider how to obtain value in maintenance and reliability improvement projects, and approaches that we can take to estimate value from the improvement.
An overview of the Asset Management Accountability Framework
The AMAF details mandatory asset management requirements and guidance for government organisations, and how to support service delivery objectives.
Big data, predictive analytics and reliability: moving beyond better...
In this article, we continue our exploration by considering how developments such as big data and predictive analytics are contributing to reliability improvement.
Support for WA DLGSC National Asset Management Assessment Framework
The NAMAF provides a methodology for assessing the maturity of a local government asset management and financial planning processes.
4 essential tools and techniques for improving equipment reliability
Let's discuss some of the key tools and techniques that can be used to contribute to sound equipment reliability, and where these may be applicable.
4 things supply can do to assure asset reliability
Being at the tail end of the operational chain, supply can often bear the brunt of poor decisions made by asset designers, or during operations and maintenance.
We welcome Chika to our summer vacation program
Over a 12 week period, Chika will receive valuable exposure to real, meaningful work and some great learning experiences.
Great feedback for Perth training: “Excellent presentation and knowledge.”
Participants scored the course highly, based on the instructor's presentation skill, their ability to engage with them, and knowledge of the subject matter.
Supporting Foodbank’s mission to reduce food waste and fight...
We had a thoroughly rewarding day volunteering in the Foodbank warehouse. Foodbank is a conduit between the food industry and the welfare sector, distributing food to the needy.
4 ways maintenance managers can impact on equipment reliability
Let's explore some ways in which maintainers and maintenance management can impact on equipment reliability, and some suggestions to improve reliability via better maintenance.
How operations management can impact equipment reliability
Let's explore the key ways in which operations management can impact on equipment reliability, and offer some practical suggestions to improve reliability.
5 tips for a better asset register
Your asset register is the foundation on which your asset management information systems are built. Here are 5 tips to make sure yours is rock solid.
Design your asset life cycles for reliability
Let's explore the communal accountabilities that should be considered in the design phase of an asset life cycle, and the roles that different parts of an organisation play to...
Reliability is everybody’s responsibility
We are fascinated by disasters, yet everyday in our workplaces, mini-disasters occur with monotonous regularity. Why should we accept that failure is the norm?
Continuously improve your preventive maintenance program
It's ideal to embed continuous improvement of your preventive maintenance program as part of day to day business. Let's discuss how to make that happen.
4 tips for maintenance productivity improvement
In this short video we give 4 practical tips that can help you to improve the productivity of your maintenance function.
Introduction to the PF interval
This video introduces the PF Interval: one of the core principles that underpins reliability centred maintenance and preventive maintenance program development.
5 tips for successful root cause analysis
Most organisations have some sort of investigation process, ranging from a basic incident report form through to a mature root cause analysis (RCA) process.
Reliability centered maintenance (RCM) vs preventive maintenance optimisation (PMO)
Let's compare reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and preventive maintenance optimisation (PMO), and determine which approach is best for you.
Perth team day out at the WA Archery Centre
The Perth Assetivity Team enjoyed a fun day out at the WA Archery Centre last Friday in Whiteman Park.
What is preventive maintenance optimisation (PMO)?
In preventive maintenance optimisation, the key objective is to review the current PM program, starting by assembling all of the tasks that it consists of.
What is reliability centered maintenance (RCM)?
Reliability centered maintenance (RCM) is a powerful methodology which can drive significant improvements in equipment reliability and plant performance.
Maintenance planning and scheduling: an overview
This video provides an introduction to best practice frameworks for planning, scheduling and delivering safe, efficient and effective maintenance.
Asset Management Training for Hydro Tasmania
Following an ISO 55001 gap assessment, Hydro Tasmania wished to increase their competency of ISO 55000 and asset management among key stakeholders.