The importance of a no-blame culture for safety and...

As a general rule, we need to be very careful in using punishment as our first and primary response to any safety or reliability incident.

How to prioritise maintenance work orders

Almost every Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) contains a field where you can set the work order priority, but few define how it is to be used.

Availability vs reliability: which is more important?

There is often confusion among those new to maintenance management and reliability improvement regarding the difference between availability and reliability.

Planning pitfalls – industry lessons learned in maintenance planning...

Let's explore the planning process and five of the common improvement opportunities we commonly observe, from supply relations to stakeholders.

Scheduling pitfalls – industry lessons learned in maintenance planning...

Understanding common pitfalls can make your job as a scheduler more productive, and help your organisation to reduce costs and be more effective.

“The big picture” – industry lessons learned in maintenance...

Let's explore some of the “big picture” systemic challenges associated with the overall maintenance planning and scheduling process.

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?

How to 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.

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