RCM and PMO for Team Members

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About this Training Course

Assetivity offers this training course as an introduction to Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Planned Maintenance Optimisation (PMO) techniques for personnel who are expected to contribute to equipment maintenance strategy development activities. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The key concepts and principles underlying RCM and PMO
  • The skills required to participate in structured Equipment Strategy Development workshops using both RCM and PMO processes

Effective application of these techniques will generate a more effective Preventive Maintenance (PM) program that can result in improvements to:

  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness,
  • Equipment Availability,
  • Equipment Reliability,
  • Cost performance,
  • Labour productivity, and
  • Safety and Environmental performance.


Who Should Attend

  • Personnel expected to contribute to maintenance strategy development, including maintenance personnel, supervisors, planners, schedulers and engineers


Training Course Duration

2 Days



This course leverages off Assetivity's extensive experience in development of maintenance strategies for physical assets in a wide variety of industries, including mining, mineral processing, oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, transport and defence. 


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates should (as a minimum) be able to:

  • Describe the benefits that can be gained through an effective PM program.
  • Describe the principles of both RCM and PMO.
  • Identify the steps involved in developing an equipment strategy.
  • Contribute to each step, particularly:
    • Applying RCM or PMO techniques as appropriate to the equipment,
    • Identifying equipment functions and failure modes,
    • Selecting recommended maintenance tasks, and
    • Identifying additional improvement tasks.



This course is not formally assessed, though participants undertake case studies and exercises to ensure their new knowledge transfers into practical skills and the confidence to apply them in the workplace.


Training Course Content

Why you may need RCM or PMO

  • The origins of most existing PM programs
  • The likely possible improvements within your current maintenance program
  • Origins of FMEA, RCM and PMO
  • Underlying principles of equipment strategy development

Step One – Determine Scope of Analysis

  • How to select equipment for analysis
  • Documenting the scope

Step Two – Identify Primary Functions

  • Identifying functions
  • Functional Performance Standards

Step Three – Verify Equipment Capability

  • Detailing performance requirements
  • Identifying design capability
  • Identifying and assessing gaps

Step Four – Identify Failure Modes

  • What is a failure mode?
  • The RCM approach to identifying failure modes
  • Exercise: Identifying Failure Modes using the RCM approach
  • The PMO approach to identifying failure modes
  • Exercise: Identifying Failure Modes using the PMO approach
  • Case Study: Applying Steps 3-4

Step Five – Analyse Failure Modes, Effects and Consequences

  • Describing failure effects and Consequences
    • Hidden Failures
    • Safety/Environmental
    • Operational Consequences
    • Non-Operational Consequences
  • Exercise: Classifying Consequences

Step Six – Select Maintenance Tasks

  • Assessing task effectiveness
  • Types of consequences
  • Assessing task applicability
  • Case Study: Applying Steps 5-6

Step Seven – Identify Additional Improvement Tasks

  • Types of one-time changes
    • Equipment modifications
    • Operating practices
    • Repair techniques
  • Maintenance error management

Step Eight – Consolidate Schedules

  • Identifying windows of opportunity
  • Reviewing shortest interval shutdown tasks
  • Identifying & resolving constraints
  • Packaging & sequencing tasks
  • Estimating labour & downtime
  • Levelling workloads
  • Case Study: Applying Steps 7-8

Step Nine – Gain Approval

  • Approving implementation
  • Managing review quality

Step Ten – Implement Recommended Actions

  • Implementing process outcomes

Step Eleven - Track Success

  • Measuring achievement

Beyond RCM and PMO

  • Continuous improvement


Training Course Cost

$1,700 (ex GST) per person.  

Early Bird Discount = $170.

Discounts apply for multiple attendees from the same organisation:

2-3 attendees = $1,530 per person

4+ attendees = $1,360 per person.


Training Course Dates and Registration

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