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Master Class in Maintenance Management - Module 2: Maintenance Organisation and Systems (3 days)

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 31 March to Thursday, 2 April 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €1,283
    Non-Members: €1,350

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    21 hours   C3, T2, T3, T4

Cost-effective maintenance has to be planned – it doesn’t happen by chance and this requires a cost-effective strategy which is constantly kept up to date. 

This is the 18th year that ESS has run its highly popular Master Class in Maintenance Management. The course emphasises the importance that continuous improvement plays in ensuring that maintenance remains cost-effective in a constantly changing business environment. The course is applicable for anyone with challenging maintenance needs: it applies to all sectors whether in private or public ownership; the topics are relevant to both asset owners and service providers.

So what is new this year?

  • We have revamped the course materials to take into account the latest tools, techniques and business needs. 

  • We now provide on-line support resources and improvement templates for delegates. 

  • During the course itself we have increased the amount of time devoted to workshops considering case study examples in order to reinforce the key points.


The course itself is an in-depth treatment of the major factors that have to be considered in order to produce a tailored maintenance strategy and the pitfalls to be avoided. It deals with the choices and issues that are involved in achieving this right from project inception through to commissioning and operation of plant and equipment. A well-proven template for developing a maintenance strategy is introduced. Case study examples are then presented showing how this template has been applied successfully across a variety of different industrial organisations.

Masterclass in Maintenance Management - Three Modules:

Module 1: Deciding Maintenance and Inspection Tasks.

  • Tuesday, 11 to Thursday, 13 February 2020.

Module 2: Maintenance Organisation and Systems.

  • Tuesday, 31 March to Thursday, 2 April 2020.

Module 3: Moving to Lean Maintenance with Continuous Improvement.

  • Tuesday, 19 to Thursday, 21 May 2020.

Learning objectives

  • Apply basic analytical techniques which have proved valuable in solving practical maintenance problems (focus on critical equipment, analyzing failure data, system availability assessment, etc.)
  • Understand Basic Management Principles & Techniques (object setting, organisational modeling, work measurement, etc.)
  • Discriminate between modern condition monitoring techniques
  • Develop a logical approach to the formulation of a Maintenance Strategy


Module 1: Deciding Maintenance & Inspection Tasks

  • Financial Impact of Maintenance on an Industrial Organisation
  • Function of the Maintenance Organisation
  • Maintenance Objectives
  • Functional Breakdown
  • Equipment Criticality
  • Failure Patterns
  • Types of Maintenance
  • Task Selection
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • 3 Workshops (1 per day) 
  • Summary
  • Module 1 Exam

Module 2: Maintenance Organisation & Systems

  • Developing the maintenance organisation
  • TPM
  • Autonomous Maintenance
  • Out-sourcing
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Maintenance Management Computer System
  • Other Useful Computer Systems
  • Management of Logistics, Materials & Spare Parts
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • 3 Workshops (1 per day)
  • Summary
  • Module 2 Exam

Module 3: Moving to Lean Maintenance with Continuous Improvement

  • Controlling Plant Reliability & Four Reasons for Failure
  • Performance Management & Key Performance Indicators 
  • Leadership, Learning Styles & Team Working
  • Auditing & Benchmarking
  • Maintainability & Reliability
  • Links to Asset Management
  • Early Equipment Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Task Leadership & Leadership Styles
  • Learning Styles, Team Working & Empowerment
  • Managing Change 
  • 3 Workshops (1 per day)
  • Summary
  • Module 3 Exam

Who should attend

The target audience includes Maintenance Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, Production Managers, Superintendents, & Design Engineers, who either would like to develop a new maintenance strategy or review an existing one.


We ask participants to bring a laptop to the training, we will use the laptops periodically for practical exercises. If you do not have a laptop, you can buddy up on the day.


Attendees will receive an ESS Graded Certificate of Completion upon submission of their exam (2 week deadline). The trainer, Paul Wheelhouse, will be available for questions on the exam for this period.  If no exam is submitted then an ESS Certificate of Completion is issued.

Trainer's profile

Paul Wheelhouse BSc (Hons) C.Eng. MIEE worked for ICI in a variety of senior engineering, production and asset management roles for 18 years. A large part of this time was devoted to enhancing the performance of plant, work processes and the functioning of groups. His last post was European Operations Manager for its Specialty Chemicals Business where he was responsible for both in-house manufacturing and contract manufacturing across the European Union. 
For the past 20 years Paul has been engaged in Maintenance and Asset Management consulting. This has involved identifying solutions for clients to enhance their return on assets through improved equipment reliability, reduced working capital and effective use of resources. His assignments have been across a multitude of industries located around the world. He regularly makes contributions to maintenance conferences and maintenance-related publications.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology, and a former Council member of the Institute of Asset Management. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Manchester in the UK where he lectures on strategy, organization and auditing for their Reliability Engineering & Asset Management MSc.

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31 March 2020



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