About The Course

Whether you are maintaining an oil rig or processing plant, good quality maintenance is critical to delivering a safe reliable product to your customers. Whatever your level of maintenance experience, this course will equip you with the valuable skills and understanding that will enhance your maintenance career.


Too often the maintenance department is seen as the cause of why assets are unavailable, in poor condition yet are costing too much to maintain. However, pace setting focused organizations see maintenance planning as adding value to their assets and employ an integrated, holistic approach to their maintenance processes. This 5-day course will help you move towards that world class leading performance.


This course will introduce participants to our integrated maintenance planning model that has been used by leading companies and consultants with successes recognized as best practice. Participants will learn the total impact that maintenance can have on a business, identify key elements (and value) of effective maintenance for their own plants to not only reduce costs but also improve performance. The critical types of maintenance planning will be covered from day-to-day activities to shutdowns and reliability improvement. The course will break down traditional functional boundaries and encourage a holistic approach to maintenance.


Effective maintenance planning is not just about managing tasks, it is also about managing people. This course will show participants the importance of effective communication with the maintenance stakeholders. Participants will learn how to better engage the customers of the maintenance plan and manage conflict if and when it arises.


This course will show participants how world-class leading maintenance planning can reduce costs and improve the availability of an asset in a safe and sustainable way. Participants will increase their awareness of the holistic maintenance process and understand how they can use their role to increase business performance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the latest concepts and techniques needed to effectively plan, schedule and control maintenance activities
  • Use project management techniques to manage major maintenance activities and shutdowns
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to maintain the optimal stock levels of spare parts to ensure operational availability
  • Prepare the right maintenance KPIs to evaluate and improve the performance of critical maintenance processes in their department
  • Select capital budgeting techniques to evaluate maintenance capital expenditures
  • Relate and communicate with others to achieve the desired goals

Who Should Attend

This course is for managers, supervisors and planners responsible for maintenance planning, scheduling and control activities.


This course will help all members of the operations and maintenance team and their supply chain understanding their role in ensuring that maintenance is benefiting and not inhibiting their business.


The critical objectives of the maintenance planning and scheduling section are to ensure assets availability and reliability at the lowest cost. The planning and scheduling activities in the maintenance department are the reference points for all work orders. Planned wrongly and the whole maintenance management processes will be negatively affected. Work orders created by maintenance planners and properly executed will improve the effectiveness of the maintenance department.


The role of the maintenance planner is to develop the right work orders taking into consideration all the logistical requirements and constraints. Along with excellent planning and scheduling skills, this job requires interacting with many departments. The maintenance theories and principles as well as best practices that will be discussed during this course will equip the maintenance planner to achieve the critical objectives of the maintenance department.

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across 5 continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. Our key expert has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects, and trained other consultants.


Our key expert founded his consultancy and training business in 2002 to focus on maintenance and reliability improvement. As part of this, he developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognized as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.


Our key expert remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.


Previous participants organizations includes the following companies:

  • Cuu Long Joint Operating Company
  • Hess (Thailand) Limited
  • Petronas Carigali
  • S-Oil Corporation
  • Petronas Gas
  • Asean Bintulu Fertilizer
  • Carigali Hess Operation Co.
  • MTBE Malaysia
  • HMC Polymers
  • Shell Refining Company
  • Esso Malaysia
  • Optimal Chemicals
  • Penta-Ocean Construction


Putting planning in context

Role of the maintenance planner

Planning major maintenance work and shutdowns

Controlling maintenance work

Driving maintenance performance

Dealing with maintenance colleagues, management and users

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. 
Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course & reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises & case examples to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan